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Centre for Sustainable Finance chairs discussion on the challenges facing hydropower in Africa

28 May 2019 – Last month, the Centre for Sustainable Finance chaired a panel discussion on attracting private finance into sustainable infrastructure, with the focus on hydropower, at the “Africa 2019” Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa conference in Windhoek, Namibia.

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Centre for Sustainable Finance hosts the FRANTIC consortium's first workshop

27 May 2019 – Earlier this month, the Centre for Sustainable Finance hosted a workshop on quantifying climate-related transition risks to the UK financial system. The workshop was organised by the consortium behind the project FRANTIC – Financial Risk and the Impact of Climate Change.

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Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2019 now open for entries

7 May 2019 – Entries are now open for the sixth 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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Launch event highlights the critical role of collaboration in the design of sustainable and resilient spaces for the future

April 2019 – Over 70 built environment professionals came together at the BDP London office to mark the launch of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership's (CISL) new Postgraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment.

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Achieving a net-zero EU heavy industry by 2050 is possible, claims new report

25 April 2019 – A new report supported by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) outlines multiple pathways for European energy-intensive industries to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, whilst remaining competitive at a global level.

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Academic journal publishes CISL research on social impacts of transition to low carbon economies

15 April 2019 – New research from CISL researchers Dr Sanna Markkanen and Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, which draws on existing literature on the social co-impacts of climate change and implications for inequality, has been published in the academic journal Climate Policy.

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CISL Director Polly Courtice joins keynote panel at The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019

26 March 2019 – Can the global economy withstand the pressures of new demands created by climate change? This was the question put to the keynote panel at The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019.

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Working paper finds that better disclosures are needed to assess long-term orientation of investment funds

20 March 2019 – The Investment Leaders Group found that the data necessary to enable institutional and retail investors to assess the long-term orientation of the investment funds is not currently available.

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HRH The Prince of Wales meets business leaders to explore new technologies to tackle plastic pollution

8 March 2019 – HRH The Prince of Wales met with business leaders from the CISL network this week to learn more about how biotransformation technology can help address plastic pollution at scale.

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Investors and lenders need better tools to manage climate risk to homes, mortgages and assets, finds new research

22 February 2019 – New open-source models from ClimateWise, a global insurance network, offer step-by-step guides to help the financial industry prepare for risks posed by climate change.

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New case study aims to inspire more businesses to remove single-use plastic

14 February 2019 – A business change case study published by CISL today shows how Sky has taken action to remove single-use plastic from its business through its strategy, leadership, management and engagement.

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A growing interest from the investment community on ways to measure impacts at the launch event of the Sustainable Investment Framework

08 February 2019 – The launch event of the Sustainable Investment Framework brought together over 120 asset managers and asset owners, academics, sustainability experts, alongside EU Commission officials, to discuss the opportunities, challenges and next steps to measure investment impacts.

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