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10 questions to ask when aligning purpose and strategy

28 June – Ben Kellard, Director of Business Strategy, CISL, explores the challenges of aligning purpose and strategy with the transition that is required to enable a business to succeed into the future.

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Our shifting view of business

30 May – In the first of his blog series, Ben Kellard, Director of Business Strategy, CISL, considers the evolution of business perspectives and responsibilities - and the role of leadership in delivering sustainable, future-fit strategies.

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Educating for a sustainable economy: The role of business in delivering SDG 4

7 March 2019 – Climate change poses an education challenge for the global business community, argues Paul Begley, Director, Customised Programmes at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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How can we achieve high-impact leadership? The role of experiential learning.

25 January 2019 – CISL Fellow Zoë Arden discusses the power of personal experiences in igniting commitment towards meaningful change, and shares key steps individuals can take to identify issues and lead action towards a strong sustainability agenda within their organisation.

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How to develop leadership for the new global economy

5 March 2018 – Lindsay Hooper, CISL’s Executive Director, Education, reflects on the need for businesses to make social value the benchmark for performance. In order for companies to respond to increasing existential challenges and economic shifts driven by the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution', Lindsay makes the case for purpose-driven leadership to deliver the ambitious transformation we need if our global economy – and planet – are to survive and thrive.

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Vector: taking leadership, taking action and not just talking about it

1 February 2018 – Simon Mackenzie, Group CEO of Vector, New Zealand's largest distributor of electricity and gas, describes how CISL has helped to build leadership and embed sustainability across his organisation – from deepening the understanding of its leaders on the sustainability agenda to helping its board set a strategy to help Vector become a long-term, sustainable business that all staff understand and subscribe to.

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