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The six trends transforming finance for a sustainable economy

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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From technophobe to award-winning entrepreneur

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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Staying true to purpose: how individuals can drive transformative change in business and beyond

31 July 2019 – Following the launch of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership's new Centres to accelerate the transformation to a sustainable economy, Alice Spencer reflects on her experiences delivering executive education programmes for senior leaders tasked with driving these transformations.

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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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