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Read more at: Make the ask: negotiation done differently

Make the ask: negotiation done differently

3 October 2022 - Viola Jardon, Senior Programme Manager for CISL’s Accelerator, shares how female founders can enhance their negotiation skills, harnessing their unique strengths to get what they want and create their own power.


Read more at: Purpose and marketing – bedfellows or in battle?

Purpose and marketing – bedfellows or in battle?

27 September 2022 - CISL Fellow, and Co Convenor and Head Tutor of the Sustainable Marketing, Media & Creative course, Dr Victoria Hurth discusses the conflict and opportunity in the relationship between marketing and purpose. Will the development of purpose-led marketing practices help lead the organisations and society to a positive future, or will marketing undermine the concept of purpose and further erode trust?


Read more at: COP27: Here’s how to unlock Africa’s low-carbon future

COP27: Here’s how to unlock Africa’s low-carbon future

30 September 2022 - Private investment is needed for Africa to adopt renewable energy. Here’s why that investment makes sense


Read more at: Measuring decent work for better investment decisions: integral for a just transition to net zero
Measuring decent work

Measuring decent work for better investment decisions: integral for a just transition to net zero

21 September 2022 - Dr Mohsen Gul, Senior Project Manager, Centre for Sustainable Finance reflects on why a just transition to net zero necessitates measuring decent work for better investment decisions. The Just Transition Declaration, agreed upon at UN Climate Conference COP26, recognises the...


Read more at: Board Leadership – The Shifting Sands Of Corporate Governance

Board Leadership – The Shifting Sands Of Corporate Governance

1 September 2022 - This blog is the second in a series from CISL Fellow, Professor Richard Calland. It builds on the over-arching argument about why boards matter and why boards must lead, by exploring the emerging corporate law and governance terrain. It concludes by laying the gauntlet for directors to start focusing on how they lead and how they govern through the much clearer multi-focal lens of direction, oversight and accountability, in direct service of organizational purpose.


Read more at: Getting buy-in for your NbS project 

Getting buy-in for your NbS project 

24 August 2022 - CISL’s Dr Gemma Cranston, Director, Business & Nature, Centre for Business Transformation and Adrian Greet, Senior Advisor, Business & Nature, Centre for Business Transformation, explain how Decision-making in a nature positive world can help get the buy-in for your nature-based solutions (NbS) project.


Read more at: An SME's journey to decarbonisation: Brilliant Noise

An SME's journey to decarbonisation: Brilliant Noise

23 August 2022 - Brilliant Noise is a strategic marketing partner for global brands. Combining the strengths of a management consultancy and creative agency, the Brighton-based SME transforms businesses through data-led strategy, planning and purposeful content. Chief Commercial Officer and co-founder Maddy Cooper, shares her personal insights on Brilliant Noise’s journey to net zero and their mission to help other businesses do the same.


Read more at: Systems Thinking – from rhetoric to action

Systems Thinking – from rhetoric to action

23 August 2022 - Dr Theo Hacking, CISL’s Director for Postgraduate Programmes and Research Strategy, reflects on the need for clarity in the use of systems thinking by sharing some of the common misconceptions that can lead to systems-related terms and concepts being misconstrued or devalued by false expectations.


Read more at: School's out - learning's in

School's out - learning's in

12 August 2022 - We don’t need a summer makeover, we need a mindset makeover: How existing and aspiring leaders can move from being summer-ready for a short-term break to being impact-ready for long-term change.


Read more at: Accelerating net zero with technology-enabled intelligent buildings
Intelligent Buildings

Accelerating net zero with technology-enabled intelligent buildings

1 August 2022 - Building operations accounted for 27% of global carbon emissions in 2021, and with the number of buildings expected to double by 2060 it is increasingly important that building emissions are reduced. In this guest blog, Luiz Alevar, Senior Director at Envision Digital, explores the potential of AI and smart technology of meeting climate targets in the built environment sector.


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