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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

publications

Our latest thought leadership and research aims to inform and equip decision makers across business, finance and policy to lay the foundations for a sustainable economy. 

How do Banks Finance Commodity Supply Chains?

26 January 2015

21 January 2015 – How do Banks Finance Commodity Supply Chains? And how could they support the growth of sustainable production?

A Vision for a Strong, Sustainable UK Economy

26 January 2015

27 January 2015 – These case studies illustrate that members of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group have found that action to reduce emissions can deliver growth and benefits to consumers.

A Decade of Progress

26 January 2015

27 January 2015 – The first ten years of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group.

Better Growth, Better Climate – Business Briefing on The New Climate Economy Synthesis Report

23 January 2015

January 2015 and September 2014 – This briefing presents the findings of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate as documented in their New Climate Economy Synthesis Report, ‘Better Growth, Better Climate’ as a short and relevant summary for a business audience.

Sustainability: The Leadership Challenge

12 January 2015

November 2014 – How do you solve a problem like climate change? There is no easy answer, and while business leaders are increasingly recognising the gravity of the problem, they often find themselves powerless to make a real impact beyond their own organisations. Here Mike Peirce explores the need for wider cross-sectoral collaboration, and the role that education can play.

Nexus thinking: can it slow the Great Acceleration?

5 December 2014

November 2014 – In July 2014, the Nexus Network commissioned 13 think pieces with the remit of scoping and defining nexus approaches, and stimulating debate across the linked domains of food, energy, water and the environment. The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Jake Reynolds and Gemma Cranston have co-written a think piece entitled ‘Nexus thinking: can it slow the Great Acceleration?’ that explores how business success and corporate decision-making could be shaped by nexus thinking.

IPCC Climate Science Business Briefings

5 July 2014

These short, sector-specific briefings in different languages are based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the most comprehensive climate assessment. All documents have a Creative Commons License and are free to use. Translations, presentations, videos, webinars and FAQs are also included.