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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

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Research at CISL strengthens our impact on business our impact on business, government and financial institutions by informing their transition to a sustainable economy, defined as a net zero, circular, restorative economy with an inclusive society exhibiting high levels of social and environmental justice. It informs the scope of our research, and we welcome interest from visiting researchers to contribute to our core research themes: 

Net zeroZero carbon


Circular economyCircular economy 


Protection of natureProtection of nature


Inclusive and resilient societiesInclusive and resilient societies


Visiting researchers

We are currently unable to process any visiting researcher applications, but recommend reaching out to one of our Fellows directly if your work aligns with theirs to discuss collaboration opportunities. Please check back in the second half of 2023 for further updates on the programme.

Work opportunities

On occasion, we offer opportunities to work with CISL researchers. Typically, these appointments are offered between four weeks and nine months and open to undergraduate or postgraduate students from HE institutions within the UK or who already have the right to work in the UK. In exceptional cases, we may consider expressions of interest from those who have recently completed their studies and are currently outside education.

To find our more, please complete our expression of interest form.