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The future of sustainability in the built environment - a Q&A with Munish Datta

27 September 2021

27 September 2021 - Munish Datta is director at UK Green Building Council where he is responsible for leading the organisations membership strategy and enabling the delivery of its mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment. As a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, he also empowers senior business leaders & organisations to tackle critical global challenges.

A global programme for senior leaders in a rapidly changing world

27 August 2021

27 August 2021 - In the third of our quarterly blogs, Alice Spencer, Programme Director and Global Lead for HRH The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme (BSP), explores the significance of the international focus of our programmes to start a conversation about why now, more than ever, global action must occur.

Systems thinking - it's complicated

28 April 2021

29 April 2021 – In the second of our quarterly blogs, Alice Spencer, Programme Director and Global Lead for HRH The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme, explores the concept of systems thinking that is foundational to CISL’s education programmes, posing the challenge of how we encourage senior leaders to embrace complexity to inform decision making and catalyse systems level change.

Bridging the great divide between knowledge and action

27 January 2021

27 January 2021 – Alice Spencer, Programme Director and Global Lead for The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme, explores some of the dilemmas that senior business leaders will face in the year ahead and how CISL considers these in programme design.

Reflections on stakeholder governance: catalysing sustainable value creation

12 January 2021

14 January 2021 – Contributing to the World Economic Forum's The Future of the Corporation white paper, CISL's Founder Director Dame Polly Courtice discussed the implementation of stakeholder governance within organisations and how to bring the voices of key stakeholders more effectively into the boardroom.

What have we learned from 2020?

16 December 2020

18 December 2020 – Lindsay Hooper, CISL’s Executive Director, Education, asks what learnings we can take from this tumultuous year in order to lay the foundations for the future we want.

As climate change continues to wreak havoc, the world needs leaders who can inspire us all

27 November 2020

27 November 2020 – These are uncertain times to be a leader, particularly if you are in an organisation that wishes to help shape a positive future. So what can be done to have an impact? CISL Fellow Zoë Arden explores the leadership qualities and actions needed to successfully navigate today's volatile environment.

The six trends transforming finance for a sustainable economy

27 May 2020

28 May 2020 – Alice Chapple, Course Convenor on the new Sustainable Finance online short course from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), explores the trends that are emerging in the world of finance, from the need to manage climate change risk, to responsible investment and harnessing big data.

The future we want requires leaders who can communicate for influence and impact

5 May 2020

6 May 2020 – Zoë Arden, CISL Fellow and Course Convenor on the new Communicating for Influence and Impact online short course, discusses the need for leaders who listen first, show humility and use communication to influence and accelerate social and environmental change.

From technophobe to award-winning entrepreneur

5 December 2019

10 December 2019 – This year, the winner of the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize is Emmanuel Emodek, whose initiative ChapChap offers a digital platform enabling small businesses in Africa to oversee their finances and manage their accounts.

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