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Read more at: Celebrating the leadership of Dame Polly Courtice
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Celebrating the leadership of Dame Polly Courtice

30 September 2021

29 September 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and leaders from across its global network came together to celebrate and thank Founder Director Dame Polly Courtice for her years of leadership.


Read more at: University of Cambridge leads team developing a simulator to accelerate the path to net zero flight
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University of Cambridge leads team developing a simulator to accelerate the path to net zero flight

25 August 2021

Cambridge University announces the launch of the Aviation Impact Accelerator (AIA), an international group of experts in aerospace, economics, policy, and climate science, who are building an interactive evidence-based simulator that enables exploration of scenarios for achieving net zero flight.


Read more at: CISL reacts to new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

CISL reacts to new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

6 August 2021

9 August 21: Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the first of its three-part 6th Assessment Report (AR6). The report is the biggest update of the state of knowledge on climate science since the release of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report in 2014.


Read more at: Investment leaders offer transparent method to report alignment of funds with the Paris Agreement

Investment leaders offer transparent method to report alignment of funds with the Paris Agreement

29 July 2021

July 29 2021 - A new paper from the Investment Leaders Group (ILG) includes a simple, transparent and scientifically robust method of reporting fund alignment with the Paris Agreement on climate change. The proposed ‘temperature score’ estimates the implied temperature rise of portfolios (and their underlying assets) revealing whether they meet the Paris ambition of limiting global warming to well below 2°C.


Read more at: CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance responds to EU sustainable finance strategy

CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance responds to EU sustainable finance strategy

6 July 2021

6 July 2021 - The EU Commission today presented its new Sustainable Finance Package which includes plans to bring financial institutions along on its goal to create a carbon neutral continent by 2050. CISL and its finance leadership groups across banking, insurance and investment respond to the new strategy.


Read more at: New ClimateWise report calls for greater collaboration across insurance industry and with government to accelerate delivery of net zero

New ClimateWise report calls for greater collaboration across insurance industry and with government to accelerate delivery of net zero

30 June 2021

30 June 2021 - Global insurance industry group ClimateWise, convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, has released a white paper exploring the potential contribution of innovative insurance products in the transition to a net zero economy.


Read more at: Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership launches new Business Transformation Group

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership launches new Business Transformation Group

29 June 2021

28 June 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership has established a new collaborative leadership group of forward-looking international businesses to help companies set a truly sustainable business path across key areas such as nature, climate, circular economy and inequality


Read more at: Investigating the barriers to corporate involvement in nature-based solutions

Investigating the barriers to corporate involvement in nature-based solutions

24 June 2021

24 June 2021 – CISL’s Business & Nature team has launched a research project around the internal barriers businesses encounter when looking at nature-based solutions (NBS) or regenerative agriculture projects, as part of delivering their targets on climate and nature. This project is funded by the We Mean Business Coalition .


Read more at: CISL launches new Business Transformation Group
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CISL launches new Business Transformation Group

23 June 2021

27 May 2021 – The Centre for Business Transformation has launched the Business Transformation Group - a collaborative leadership group of forward-looking international companies with a strong commitment to sustainability that kicked-off in early 2021 along with partners IKEA (INGKA), CRODA, Dentsu International and Majid Al Futtaim.


Read more at: DAC Beachcroft becomes first law firm to join ClimateWise
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DAC Beachcroft becomes first law firm to join ClimateWise

13 May 2021

13 May 2021 – ClimateWise is pleased to welcome its newest member and first law firm, DAC Beachcroft, into its global insurance industry collaboration committed to reducing the impact of climate change on society.


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