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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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In search of a different perspective on sustainability

9 October 2017 – Hussein Sefian, Head of Strategy and Strategic Investments at BNP Paribas Global Markets, recently attended the 18th South African Senior Executives’ Seminar of The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme in Cape Town hoping to gain a broader perspective on emerging markets’ challenges. Elspeth Donovan, Deputy Director of the South African office of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in Cape Town, spoke to Hussein about his experiences on the programme and what he gained.

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Gnarly sustainability challenges and smart solutions

15 August 2017 – In this guest blog, CISL alumnus Jon Z Bentley shares a very personal reflection on his work leading IBM’s innovation programme with clients across water, energy and the environment.

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