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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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Roelie van Wijk-Russchen, CEO of TKP Investments, appointed Chair of the Investment Leaders Group (ILG)

15 May 2017 – Roelie will support the ILG with strategic guidance to help the group deliver an ambitious three-year programme focusing on investment impact and long-termism.

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Sustainability in Turbulent Times – Lessons from the Nexus Network

21 March 2017 – The Nexus Network has launched a new report, Sustainability in Turbulent Times, which highlights their learnings on how to tackle the nexus challenge – the interdependency between food, energy, water and the environment.

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CISL holds sustainability leadership conference for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

15 March 2017 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) are holding a Sustainability Leadership Conference on 15 and 16 March 2017 to help promote the concept of sustainability in Dubai in co-operation with international organisations and institutions.

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Commercial forestry urged to consider natural resources in its decision-making in new CISL report

2 March 2017 – Today, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership publishes a new report on the importance of the commercial forestry industry managing the risks and opportunities associated with natural resources.

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ClimateWise welcomes the TCFD’s draft disclosure recommendations

28 February 2017 – ClimateWise also calls for closer alignment across both sides of insurers’ balance sheets.

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Future-proofing the EU economy: Government and business leaders from around the world attend the Green Growth Summit V

27 February 2017 – The Green Growth Summit V took place today in Brussels, bringing together ministers, government officials, businesses and experts from around the world.

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UK Treasury Minister welcomes BEI’s Fintech Taskforce

17 February 2017 – The Minister’s response came after the announcement of the Taskforce by the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) following an event hosted by CISL’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

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Dr Paul Fisher appointed as Vice Chair of the Banking Environment Initiative

13 February 2017 – Dr Fisher is the Bank of England’s former Executive Director for Supervisory Risk and Regulatory Operations as well as the former Deputy Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

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Event: Delivering Low Carbon Growth – Investor Appetite, Business Challenges and Opportunities

9 February 2017 – This Green Growth Platform event focused on the changing landscape of risks and opportunities from the perspective of leading financial institutions and businesses, a year on from the Paris Agreement, and the priorities for further scaling up low carbon investment and economic activity.

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CISL to run Cambridge Master's course for built environment professionals

1 February 2017 – We are delighted to announce that CISL will run the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) programme, a two-year part-time Master's course for built environment professionals.

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CISL selected by European Commission as the only academic member of High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

10 January 2017 – The European Commission has appointed the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership as one of the 20 members of the newly established Group.

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Companies need to address issues of justice in order to achieve a zero carbon, resilient and business-friendly economy says new report

15 December 2016: A new report, Business, Justice and the Global Economy, published today by CISL, highlights the need for business leaders to incorporate considerations of justice into their decision-making and interactions with stakeholders and policymakers.

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Young entrepreneurs awards launching May 2017

14 December 2016 – The fourth year of the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards run in partnership with CISL will open for entries in May 2017.

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Partnerships between businesses and researchers are fundamental to generating real impact towards sustainability, reveals new report

8 December 2016 – A new business report published today by CISL shows the importance of collaboration between businesses and academics to ensure that academic research is informed by business and enables more rapid progress towards sustainability.

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ClimateWise launches two reports that warn of growing protection gap due to rising impact of climate risks

7 December 2016 – ClimateWise, a global network of 29 insurance industry organisations which is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, has warned of the urgent need to address the growing $100 billion annual climate risk 'protection gap' in two new reports; Investing for Resilience and the ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2016.

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The Prince of Wales meets business leaders to drive forward investment in the natural environment

1 December 2016 – This week His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales joined a meeting of business and finance leaders in Cambridge to explore how businesses can protect and restore the natural environment through their operations and investments.

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