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2024: Empowering the finance sector’s pivotal leap into nature action

25 January 2024

29 January 2024 - As part of our NaturePositive Insights series, Centre for Sustainable Finance Senior Project Manager Sara Taaffe details how the stage has been set for 2024 to emerge as the critical year for action on nature loss with an unprecedented sense of urgency.

Davos 2024: Why isn’t climate finance at the top of the agenda?

23 January 2024

17 January 2024 - Dr Nina Seega, Director of CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance, looks at what's on the agenda at Davos this year.

Rich Nations’ $700 Million COP28 Pledges Cover 0.2% Of Climate Change Loss And Damage

13 December 2023

13 December 2023 - Dr Nina Seega, Director of CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance, discusses the role of private finance and risk-sharing mechanisms in addressing loss and damage, and the need for more ambitious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Beginning of the end

13 December 2023

13 December 2023 - Today representatives from nearly 200 countries have agreed at COP28 to a landmark deal to start “transitioning” away from fossil fuels. Read responses to this agreement from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability (CISL).

What happened in the first week of COP28 and why two little words matter

7 December 2023

7 December 2023 - Dr Nina Seega, Director of CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance, discusses the declarations already made in Dubai and why all eyes are now on the Global Stocktake wording

The $100 Billion To Reverse Climate Change Has Swelled To Trillions. Here’s How To Raise It

30 November 2023

4 December 2023 - Nina Seega, Director of CISL's Centre for Sustainable Finance explains how it's time to pin down financial commitments to support developing countries through turbulent climate change.

What are the ISSB's IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 Standards, and why do they matter?

22 September 2023

22 September 2023 – In this blog, David Carlin explains the new standards for sustainability and climate disclosures developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board and the implications of these new standards for business and investors.

Private capital and global climate finance architecture: a winning combination?

28 July 2023

28 July 2023 - Dr Nina Seega and Dr Mohsen Gul from CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance highlight ways private capital can be mobilised to fulfil the global climate finance promise.

Driving systemic change within the finance sector: an educator’s perspective

23 February 2023

23 February 2023 - Drawing on his experience delivering executive education programmes to leaders in the finance sector, CISL Programme Director Thomas Vergunst considers perceptions of the need for systemic transformation - the extent of the change required, mechanisms for progress and the role of business in delivering transformative change.

Preventing catastrophic nature loss is in the interest and hands of financial institutions

7 October 2021

8 October 2021 - Grant Rudgley, Senior Manager in the CISL Centre for Sustainable Finance, details how financial institutions can play a leading role in preventing catastrophic nature loss.


It is widely recognised that today's financial system does not actively reward long-term thinking. Often, it can actually work against efforts to build a sustainable economy.

CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance is a research, education and practice hub on financial market reform to help governments, financial institutions and businesses build a sustainable financial system. Its work is underpinned by insights from CISL’s finance sector business groups, made up of leaders from over 50 financial institutions across five continents.


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