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The drive to net zero emissions should be the next space race

8 August 2018

8 August 2018 – With a month to go to the Global Climate Action Summit, Eliot Whittington reflects on the innovation and competition that can emerge from the accelerated pursuit of a net zero emission economy.

How can businesses move faster and smarter on plastic waste?

28 March 2018

28 March 2018 – As concern about plastic waste increases and the need for business action mounts, Eliot Whittington, Director of Policy, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, reflects on how UK companies can move faster and smarter to address the issue. He makes the case for an ambitious roadmap to help companies work together in navigating an increasingly crowded landscape, to deliver system-wide changes in policy, public engagement and innovation that deliver the solution to our plastic waste problem.

Facing uncertain future, fossil fuel workers want retraining in renewables

8 November 2017

7 November 2017 – Andrew Voysey, Director of Sustainable Finance at CISL discusses why fossil fuel workers are retraining in renewables and what this transition means for the economy.

Countries and regions seizing low carbon opportunities are best positioned for a brighter future

2 June 2017

2 June 2017 – Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director, Policy, and Deputy Director, Corporate Leaders Group, discusses how the Paris Climate Agreement, and the overall commitment to address climate change it represents, is still alive and well, despite US withdrawal from the Agreement.

How the UK is contributing to sustainable business models in China | 看英国如何助力中国可持续商业模式

27 February 2017

How the UK is contributing to sustainable business models in China Simon Stewart, Director, Education, Training & Talent Development (China), China-Britain Business Council 27 February 2017 Carbon dioxide levels are reportedly at historic highs. News of pollution has become so routine in China...

Sustainability in corporate India: Still a work in progress

6 January 2017

Sustainability in corporate India: Still a work in progress Namrata Rana, CISL Network Ambassador – India 6 January 2017 Today Delhi and most parts of Northern India are covered in a thick blanket of smog. Unchecked crop burning, coal fired power plants, diesel cars and a general apathy to change...

How can business foster justice in times of rapid change?

20 December 2016

How can business foster justice in times of rapid change? Hostility to globalisation, rising inequality and accelerating innovation made world more volatile and uncertain in 2016 By Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director, Policy 21 December 2016 What a year. From the Brexit referendum to the election...

Don’t panic – the end of DECC could be good news

4 August 2016

Don’t panic – the end of DECC could be good news By Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group 4 August 2016 I was at DECC when it was formed, working as a civil servant under Ed Miliband, its first Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. So I know more than...

Quo vadis, impact?

3 June 2016

Quo vadis, impact? Manuel Lewin, Head of Responsible Investment at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, a member of the Investment Leaders Group, explains why he thinks it's worth measuring impact for everything. 7 June 2016 500,000 tons of CO 2 , or the equivalent of 1.2 billion miles (50,000 around-the-...

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