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CISL selected by European Commission as the only academic member of High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

10 January 2017 – The European Commission has appointed the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership as one of the 20 members of the newly established Group.

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Companies need to address issues of justice in order to achieve a zero carbon, resilient and business-friendly economy says new report

15 December 2016: A new report, Business, Justice and the Global Economy, published today by CISL, highlights the need for business leaders to incorporate considerations of justice into their decision-making and interactions with stakeholders and policymakers.

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Making business sense of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

19 September 2016 – The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership launches new guidance to help business leaders understand the implications of the Paris Agreement.

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200 leaders join us for CISL’s Network event ‘Leadership for change’

24 June 2016 – CISL Network event explored the individual and collective leadership, collaboration, action and innovation that will be required to lay the foundations for a sustainable economy,

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Polly Courtice made a Dame in Queen’s Birthday honours for services to sustainability leadership

11 June 2016 – In the Queen’s Birthday honours announced today, Polly Courtice is to be made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in recognition of her achievement in building a world-leading institute that has helped thousands of leaders from business, finance and public organisations to understand and find solutions to critical global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and social inequality.

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Jill Duggan joins Director of CISL’s Policy team and Director of The Corporate Leaders Group

8 June 2016 – Jill Duggan has joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) as Director of Policy and Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG).

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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership awarded Excellence Award at University's Green Impact Awards

7 June 2016 – The award was given for our Sustainable Food at Work project, recognised as one of just five Excellence Projects at the awards ceremony hosted by Dame Fiona Reynolds.

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Investors invited to join Paris Pledge for Action at London Stock Exchange Market Opening

14 January 2016 – The London Stock Exchange celebrated 2016 as the year of green finance today at a market opening ceremony during which investors were invited to support the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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L’Appel de Paris / Paris Pledge for Action

16 December 2015 – Global businesses, investors, cities and regions pledge to help meet or exceed the ambition set by the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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Polly Courtice awarded Stanford Bright Award 2015

The Stanford Bright Award recognises unheralded individuals who have made a significant contribution to global sustainability. Polly Courtice has won the 2015 award for her efforts in guiding thousands of business leaders to more sustainable business practices.

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José Lopez, Executive Vice President of Operations, Nestlé SA becomes a Fellow at CISL

24 August 2015 – We are pleased to announce that José Lopez is joining the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership as a Fellow, and will be supporting the Institute to help businesses to operationalise sustainability and develop the leaders of tomorrow.

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New paper: Chinese investment should be used to promote strategic sustainability leadership in South Africa and the African continent

19 August 2015 – A new paper, authored by visiting researcher Han Cheng, investigates the local business context and sustainability drivers in South Africa to recommend how Chinese businesses can implement sustainability strategies and practices.

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CISL research contributes towards major report on economic growth and climate

7 July 2015 – Better economic growth can help close the greenhouse gas emissions gap, according to a major new report released by New Climate Economy, a commission of global leaders.

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The Prince of Wales will attend a finance and sustainability conference at the London Business School

27 May 2015 – The event will be convened by The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and hosted by London Business School. It will be attended by deans and professors of finance and accounting from leading business schools internationally.

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Launch of the 'Financing the Future of Energy' Report

2 March 2015 – The ‘Financing the Future of Energy’ report launched yesterday at the Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi, setting out the changing nature of the global energy system over the next decade and highlighting the growing demand for sustainable energy in the Gulf region.

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COP21 opens with a message from our Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales

30 November 2015 – COP21 international climate talks in Paris opened this morning with speeches from outgoing COP20 President and Peruvian Minister of the Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, this year’s COP21 President, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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The Paris Climate Agreement requires a coherent, strategic response by financial institutions

9 February 2016 – A new paper ‘The Paris Climate Agreement: Implications for banks, institutional investors, private equity and insurers’ provides analysis of the most pressing points of the Paris Agreement, and other key developments from the climate summit, and concludes that a coherent, strategic response is required of financial institutions.

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Business and government leaders attend our first Sustainability Programme in Colombia

Cartagena (Colombia), 24 February 2016 – Over 20 Colombian business and government leaders are taking part in the first Sustainability Leadership Programme ever organised by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in Colombia.

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Finalists of the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards announced

21 April 2016 – The seven finalists of the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards competition have now been selected.

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HR teams critical in enabling business to lead change in the new global economy, finds new report from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

5 March 2018 – Businesses need to develop leadership to respond to the unprecedented changes brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to a new report from the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Highlighting the important role of HR and L&D teams, the report sets out a framework for leadership development that delivers value for business, society and the environment.

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Dame Polly Courtice receives Ethical Corporation lifetime achievement award

Dame Polly Courtice, Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ethical Corporation awards in London this week.

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International collaboration will help private sector go further in driving low carbon growth

14 November 2016 – New report, Driving Low-Carbon Growth Through Business and Investor Action, from the New Climate Economy, published today in partnership with CISL and CDP, reveals the critical role of the private sector in driving low carbon growth.

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Young entrepreneurs awards launching May 2017

14 December 2016 – The fourth year of the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards run in partnership with CISL will open for entries in May 2017.

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Our transition to a low carbon economy is unstoppable

2 June 2017 – Message from Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Founder Director, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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CISL Fellow Tony Juniper awarded CBE

17 June 2017 – Tony Juniper, CISL Fellow and renowned environmentalist, author and advisor to business and governments, was today recognised for his services to conservation with a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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What is good leadership, and how is it developed?

27 June 2017 – the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has been working with the British Council to help define what good leadership looks like in a global policy and political context and across different locations and cultures. The study, undertaken by CISL, will inform the design of a new British Council programme to support future global leaders in the UK and overseas.

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CISL supports launch of new report from EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance

28 July 2017 – The EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance launched their interim report in Brussels on Tuesday 18 July. To support the launch of the interim report, CISL co-hosted an event in London with Climate Bonds, which was attended by over 120 representatives from the European finance sector including banks, insurance and investment firms.

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EU legislation needed to support business moves towards greater resource productivity

15 September 2017 – Leading European businesses are adopting new business models that deliver greater resource productivity and reduce waste, but European Member States urgently need to introduce policies to support and accelerate this transition and maximise the potential economic benefits, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG).

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Leading business group presents a commercial case for delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals

22 September 2017 – Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is imperative for business growth, continuity and stability, according to a new report published today by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a group of leading companies including Marks & Spencer, Jaguar Land Rover, Hammerson plc, Tetra Pak, Novo Nordisk and Keller plc.

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High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance linked to two EU policy changes

27 September 2017 – The European Commission’s High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance, of which CISL is the only academic member, has seen two important changes in EU policy that implement recommendations published in the HLEG interim report.

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New UK Clean Growth Strategy signals move in right direction towards financing a low carbon economy

13 October 2017 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership welcomes the launch of the UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy as a step in the right direction towards scaling up the finance models needed in the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Sabrina Natasha Habib awarded the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize for 2017

Sabrina and projects from seven other finalists receive financial and tailored mentoring support from the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Changes in transport offer challenges and opportunities for EU business and policy

11 November 2017 – Electrification and automation are among the dramatic changes in the way transport is designed, operated and consumed that will have profound effects on our lives. Leading European companies are anticipating and responding, but unless policymakers invest and regulate to make the most of these opportunities, Europe will be left behind, according to a report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, launched today at the UN Climate Change conference in Bonn.

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8 sustainability trends that will define 2018, according to Cambridge leadership network

Following a year of profound global shifts, including rising support for protectionism and populism, major advances in technology, and increasing environmental and social challenges, in a new briefing published today the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) identifies 8 sustainability trends that will define 2018.

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Helping companies get ahead of the game and get plastic-waste free

23 March 2018 – New initiative launched to set a plastic-waste free vision for the UK soft drinks industry.

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Voluntary approach to buildings' energy efficiency not working; legislation needed, say companies

17 April 2018 – There are enormous opportunities to make Europe’s buildings more energy efficient, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions in line with international commitments, but current policy is not ambitious enough, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Leading businesses interviewed for the report say member states must legislate to ensure renovation happens.

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Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 now open for entries

10 May 2018 – Entries are now open for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards, supporting and celebrating inspirational young people from all over the world who have initiatives, products or services that tackle the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges

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A warm welcome to CISL's newest Fellows and Senior Associates

7 June 2018 – We are delighted to welcome our newly-appointed research Fellows and Senior Associates to the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). They bring with them a wealth of experience from their work in business, governments and civil society that enables CISL to pioneer positive change across global industries.

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Dame Polly Courtice presented with BusinessGreen Lifetime Achievement Award

28 June – Dame Polly Courtice, Director of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership has been recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award from BusinessGreen for her work building a community of sustainability leaders over 30 years.

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Blue chips partner with University of Cambridge to fund new breakthrough research on global sustainability challenges

11 July 2018 – The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme represents a multi-million pound commitment from the private sector to accelerate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Energy Policy Research Group paper commissioned by CISL is published in influential academic journal

14 August 2018 – Commissioned by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and first published in April 2017, the working paper on the future of the EU electricity market was published in the leading academic journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

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Bottled water and soft drinks producers drive plan to eliminate plastic packaging waste from their sectors by 2030

6 September 2018 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a group of leading bottled water and soft drink manufacturers have launched a report today at the House of Commons, which sets out an ambitious roadmap to eliminate plastic packaging waste from the bottled water and soft drinks value chain by 2030.

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CISL celebrates the successes of its Postgraduate Certificate and Master's Students

Earlier this month we were delighted to welcome back to Cambridge our most recent students to celebrate the successful completion of their respective courses: the Postgraduate Certificates and the Master's in Sustainability Leadership.

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CISL strengthens European presence with two senior appointments in Brussels

31 August 2018 — As part of a move to enhance its European activities and strengthen its presence in Brussels, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is delighted to announce two important new appointments to its Policy team.

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Global Climate Action Summit: Governments must aim for net zero carbon emissions before 2050, say business leaders

12 September 2018 – Leading CEOs back calls from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group for ambitious targets to inspire transition to a low-carbon economy.

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