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Read more at: The $100 Billion To Reverse Climate Change Has Swelled To Trillions. Here’s How To Raise It
Centre for Sustainable Finance

The $100 Billion To Reverse Climate Change Has Swelled To Trillions. Here’s How To Raise It

4 December 2023 - Nina Sega, Director of CISL's Centre for Sustainable Finance explains how it's time to pin down financial commitments to support developing countries through turbulent climate change.


Read more at: The great disruption has begun
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The great disruption has begun

28 November 2023 - As we head to COP28, Paul Gilding, Fellow at CISL, reflects on ‘the great disruption’ we are now entering, with its ‘crisis, chaos and disruption’ on both the global economy and all of our lives. This discussion paper explores the implications of the great disruption, painting a...


Read more at: Governing towards a Sustainable Future
Governing towards a Sustainable Future

Governing towards a Sustainable Future

27 November 2023 – In this blog, Dr Mario Abela, Course Convenor of the new Governance for a Sustainable Future 8-week online course, describes the challenges businesses face in today's sustainability crisis, the imperative to act, and how governance can be the engine of change.


Read more at: Business transformation: moving from why to how
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Business transformation: moving from why to how

25 October 2023 - Ben Kellard, CISL's Director of Business Strategy, discusses the issues that businesses face when trying to become more sustainable and introduces the Business Transformation Framework.


Read more at: Is your board being proactive at leading business transformation?
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Is your board being proactive at leading business transformation?

30 October 2023 - CISL Director, Leadership & Culture, Gillian Secrett explains how boards play a key role in transforming organisations to align with a sustainable future.


Read more at: How can business harness the power of sustainable design to drive innovation and build resilience?
How business can harness the power of innovation

How can business harness the power of sustainable design to drive innovation and build resilience?

04 October 2023 – The 2020s are the decade we have to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are known as the greatest challenge of our time.


Read more at: Double materiality: Broadening corporate sustainability reporting to encompass societal and environmental impacts
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Double materiality: Broadening corporate sustainability reporting to encompass societal and environmental impacts

29 September 2023 – Simon C.Y. Wong explains the meaning of double materiality and why it will intensify focus on how companies are affecting the wider world.


Read more at: Buildings, cities and nature: a tragedy of the commons or a transition to circularity and regeneration?

Buildings, cities and nature: a tragedy of the commons or a transition to circularity and regeneration?

27 September 2023 - Dr Tim Forman, Senior Teaching Associate and Course Director of the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) postgraduate courses, explores the relationship between buildings, cities and nature.


Read more at: What are the ISSB's IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 Standards, and why do they matter?
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What are the ISSB's IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 Standards, and why do they matter?

22 September 2023 – In this blog, David Carlin explains the new standards for sustainability and climate disclosures developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board and the implications of these new standards for business and investors.


Read more at: Can the world beat its plastic addiction? A new global plastics treaty on the horizon
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Can the world beat its plastic addiction? A new global plastics treaty on the horizon

20 September 2023 - Jakob Pruess explores the question: UNEP's global push to combat plastic pollution by 2040: beacon of hope or falling short? A new study on extended producer responsibility (EPR) provides novel insights for industry and policy.


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