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Read more at: The modern food system – ready for the next revolution.
The modern food system

The modern food system – ready for the next revolution.

21 June 2022 - David Farrell, founding partner of Blue North Sustainability and co-lead of CISL's Sustainability Practitioner Programme in South Africa, discusses food, global sustainability and how we approach the challenges of feeding the world.


Read more at: The European Commission’s plans to label fossil fuel projects as ‘green’ in the taxonomy might hamper the EU’s clean energy transition
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The European Commission’s plans to label fossil fuel projects as ‘green’ in the taxonomy might hamper the EU’s clean energy transition

9 June 2022 - Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the Taxonomy Delegated Act, Nina Seega, from Centre for Sustainable Finance and Ursula Woodburn from the European Corporate Leaders Group explain why labelling fossil fuel projects as ‘green’ in the EU taxonomy might hamper the clean energy transition.


Read more at: A living wage increases economic productivity while reducing poverty

A living wage increases economic productivity while reducing poverty

26 May 2022 - Anna Barford and Jane Nelson discuss the need for, and benefits of paying living wages and discuss the key findings of their report The case for living wages: How paying living wages improves business performance and tackles poverty. It can be difficult to see a way out of the current...


Read more at: The Circular Economy Showcase Roundup: “If you want to change the world, you need to throw a better party than those destroying it” - Toast Ale

The Circular Economy Showcase Roundup: “If you want to change the world, you need to throw a better party than those destroying it” - Toast Ale

26 April 2022 - CISL supported the UKRI Circular Economy Hub (CE-Hub) as it hosted its first annual Circular Economy Showcase. CISL’s Emma Fromberg and Jie Zhou review the biggest takeaways from the key speakers, and the wealth of sustainable innovations shared by startups and entrepreneurs.


Read more at: Why boards must lead - board governance and accountability
Why boards must lead

Why boards must lead - board governance and accountability

26 April 2022 - This blog is the first in a series from CISL Fellow, Professor Richard Calland on Why Boards Must Lead. It explores the core fiduciary responsibility of the board of directors, and how it has changed substantially, before inviting a deeper critical reflection on the fundamental purpose of a business and the implications for board governance. It concludes by laying the leadership gauntlet for boards to reset their mission and rewire their approach to leadership, so as to fundamentally rethink the role of business in society and the economy.


Read more at: Why methane needs to take centre stage in the climate debate
Methane, Markets and Food

Why methane needs to take centre stage in the climate debate

22 April 2022 - CISL Research Fellow Pablo Salas and CISL Fellow, Paul Guilding, reflect on the urgent need to reduce methane emissions in the next decade to avoid runaway climate change


Read more at: Value, values and the role of families in shaping a new social contract
Value, values and the role of families

Value, values and the role of families in shaping a new social contract

21 April 2022 - In her latest blog, Clare Shine highlights the need and opportunity for influential families to take leadership to enable regenerative and resilient societies. She explores the fundamental shifts that will be required and the investments that progressive families are making to grow their capacity to lead change.


Read more at: The emerging low build agenda at a time of change
emerging low build agenda

The emerging low build agenda at a time of change

4 April 2022 - In his latest blog, Dr Tim Forman challenges the design and construction industry's linear, ‘take-make-waste’ processes, and asks how we can enable our built environment sector to deliver more for the benefit of people, nature and planet, whilst using far fewer resources?


Read more at: Mother Nature: sharpening our mind to the challenge ahead
Mother Nature: sharpening our mind to the challenge ahead

Mother Nature: sharpening our mind to the challenge ahead

28 March 2022 - Dr Gemma Cranston, CISL’s Director for Business and Nature, reflects on the crucial role of nature, signals of positive change and the need for businesses, financiers and policy makers to align to deliver a nature-positive future.


Read more at: Decision-making in a nature positive world: Accelerating the adoption of nature-based solutions

Decision-making in a nature positive world: Accelerating the adoption of nature-based solutions

21 March 2022 - Tom Divney, Business Engagement Consultant for the CISL Centre for Business Transformation, and CISL’s Dr Gemma Cranston, Director, Business & Nature, Centre for Business Transformation, explain how the new diagnostic tool, Decision-making in a nature positive world, accelerates the understanding and adoption of nature-based solutions in organisations.


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