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CISL working with Nestlé to help UK dairy farmers protect natural capital

16 February 2018 – The Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) have launched a new case study showcasing an innovative scheme with Nestlé which is encouraging UK dairy farmers to take practical measures to enhance the natural environment.

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Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) join the Investment Leaders Group

7 February 2018 – The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) has welcomed its newest member, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), to its group of global investors leading on directing capital towards sustainable economic development.

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Landmark recommendations on driving sustainability into Europe’s financial system published, advised by CISL

31 January 2018 – The European Commission has today published the final report by its High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance, marking a major milestone in how to ensure that the financial system channels capital into a truly sustainable economy.

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8 sustainability trends that will define 2018, according to Cambridge leadership network

Following a year of profound global shifts, including rising support for protectionism and populism, major advances in technology, and increasing environmental and social challenges, in a new briefing published today the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) identifies 8 sustainability trends that will define 2018.

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ClimateWise welcomes its new Chair following an unprecedented year of climate losses for the insurance sector

16 January 2018 – Dominic Christian, Executive Chairman of Aon Benfield International has been appointed Chair of ClimateWise. ClimateWise is a group of 28 leading insurance industry organisations facilitated by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Dominic replaces the outgoing Chair Maurice Tulloch, Chief Executive Officer, International Insurance at Aviva whose term ended on 31 December 2017.

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The inescapable truth: Brexit, business and natural capital

5 January 2018 – The Natural Capital Impact Group welcomes UK post-Brexit agriculture plans but calls for more collaboration with business and academic experts to achieve a policy that is fit for the future.

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New green trade finance platform will support China’s Belt & Road trade initiative

December 2017 – A landmark agreement amongst Chinese stakeholders to form a pre-competitive, industry level platform for green trade finance in China was made at a high level summit convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI). China has the largest trading volumes in the world, as well as being a major importer of commodities produced around the world. Commitments to green trade finance made at this summit have the potential to trigger change of global significance.

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Blue chips and startups launch new fintech pilot for more sustainable supply chains at the One Planet Summit

12 December 2017 – Six international companies and banks and four fintech startups today announced a pioneering new initiative that will test whether blockchain and other technologies can help unlock financial incentives that reward sustainability in supply chains.

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Aon is the 10th member to join the Investment Leaders Group

30 November 2017 – The Investment Leaders Group is delighted to announce Aon as the latest member to join its global network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers committed to advancing the practice of responsible investment.

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2017 Set to Be Among the Most Expensive on Record After Year of Climate Disasters, Insurance Leaders Warn

21 November 2017 – A climate risk protection gap of US$1.7 trillion caused by extreme weather over the past decade opens up many new opportunities for insurers, says ClimateWise.

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Changes in transport offer challenges and opportunities for EU business and policy

11 November 2017 – Electrification and automation are among the dramatic changes in the way transport is designed, operated and consumed that will have profound effects on our lives. Leading European companies are anticipating and responding, but unless policymakers invest and regulate to make the most of these opportunities, Europe will be left behind, according to a report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, launched today at the UN Climate Change conference in Bonn.

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Sabrina Natasha Habib awarded the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize for 2017

Sabrina and projects from seven other finalists receive financial and tailored mentoring support from the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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10 recommendations for using fintech to help solve sustainability challenges in new report from CISL

November 2017 –The Fintech Taskforce, convened by CISL’s Banking Environment Initiative, today presents its recommendations on how to design collaboration between multinationals, financial institutions and starts-ups to help solve critical global challenges.

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IDBE student, Nathalie Baxter named one of the RIBA Journal 2017 Rising Stars cohort

Nathalie Baxter, Project Architect at Faulkner Browns Architects and a student of the Master of Studies in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE), has been named one of the RIBA Journal Rising Stars for 2017.

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CISL delivers keynote address at Dutch pension fund summit

20 October 2017 – Andrew Voysey, Director, Sustainable Finance at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), today delivered a keynote address to a gathering of over 100 Dutch pension fund Board representatives.

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New UK Clean Growth Strategy signals move in right direction towards financing a low carbon economy

13 October 2017 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership welcomes the launch of the UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy as a step in the right direction towards scaling up the finance models needed in the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Yorkshire Water and The Crown Estate join the Natural Capital Impact Group

5 October 2017 – The Natural Capital Impact Group are delighted to announce two new members have joined its global network of companies who are working together to determine how business can better sustain the natural world and its resources.

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High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance linked to two EU policy changes

27 September 2017 – The European Commission’s High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance, of which CISL is the only academic member, has seen two important changes in EU policy that implement recommendations published in the HLEG interim report.

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Gozde Taskin awarded Mentis Cleantech Futures Bursary

20 September 2017 – We are delighted to announce that Gozde Taskin, one of 43 students joining CISL’s Master’s in Sustainability Leadership this month, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Mentis Cleantech & Social Enterprise Futures Bursary.

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Leading business group presents a commercial case for delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals

22 September 2017 – Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is imperative for business growth, continuity and stability, according to a new report published today by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a group of leading companies including Marks & Spencer, Jaguar Land Rover, Hammerson plc, Tetra Pak, Novo Nordisk and Keller plc.

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EU legislation needed to support business moves towards greater resource productivity

15 September 2017 – Leading European businesses are adopting new business models that deliver greater resource productivity and reduce waste, but European Member States urgently need to introduce policies to support and accelerate this transition and maximise the potential economic benefits, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG).

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CISL supports launch of new report from EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance

28 July 2017 – The EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance launched their interim report in Brussels on Tuesday 18 July. To support the launch of the interim report, CISL co-hosted an event in London with Climate Bonds, which was attended by over 120 representatives from the European finance sector including banks, insurance and investment firms.

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What is good leadership, and how is it developed?

27 June 2017 – the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has been working with the British Council to help define what good leadership looks like in a global policy and political context and across different locations and cultures. The study, undertaken by CISL, will inform the design of a new British Council programme to support future global leaders in the UK and overseas.

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CISL Fellow Tony Juniper awarded CBE

17 June 2017 – Tony Juniper, CISL Fellow and renowned environmentalist, author and advisor to business and governments, was today recognised for his services to conservation with a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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New research from CISL highlights business need for simple and consistent natural capital metrics

13 June 2017 – Businesses are becoming more aware of their impacts and dependencies upon the natural environment but there is a lack of consistency and links to commercial drivers in the metrics used to quantify impacts and dependencies across businesses.

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Banking Environment Initiative welcomes HSBC

8 June 2017 – The Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) welcomes its newest member, HSBC, to its membership of 12 global banks working to lead the banking industry in directing capital towards socially and environmentally sustainable economic development.

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Our transition to a low carbon economy is unstoppable

2 June 2017 – Message from Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Founder Director, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Natural Capital Impact Group introduces new biodiversity metric to help companies and investors improve impact on natural environment

22 May 2017 – On World Biodiversity Day, a global network of companies, including Kering, Interserve, Mars and Asda, working together to determine how business can sustain the natural world and its resources, has released the initial stage of their work in developing a metric to help corporates improve their impact on the natural environment.

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