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Read more at: Rethinking the housing crisis – three radical ideas to fix the current trajectory
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Rethinking the housing crisis – three radical ideas to fix the current trajectory

28 May 2024 - Dr Kayla Friedman, Course Director for the Master’s and Postgraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE), with The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), showcases her ideas to address the housing situation the UK is facing.


Read more at: Towards Climate-Smart Buildings and Infrastructure: A Call to Built Environment Practitioners

Towards Climate-Smart Buildings and Infrastructure: A Call to Built Environment Practitioners

24 May 2025 - Dr Tim Forman, Senior Teaching Associate and Course Director of the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment postgraduate courses, calls for built environment practitioners to consider climate change and climate risk more holistically to achieve ‘climate-smart’ buildings and infrastructure.


Read more at: Farmer protests and Just Stop Oil are two sides of the same coin
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Farmer protests and Just Stop Oil are two sides of the same coin

2 May 2024 - The government has warmed to one group of protesters while clamping down on others. Writing in the New Statesman , Priya Rajasekar explores the politics of protest and the implications for business.


Read more at: Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: What are the new boundaries of the firm?

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: What are the new boundaries of the firm?

30 April 2024 - Dr Livia Ventura, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow, explains how the recently approved Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive by the European Parliament will impact businesses across Europe and beyond.


Read more at: Expanding Horizons - What business leaders can learn from social change programmes in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
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Expanding Horizons - What business leaders can learn from social change programmes in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

25 April 2024 – Dr Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi considers key lessons business leaders can draw from social change programmes.


Read more at: The knowledge diversity blind spot impacting the 'S' of ESG
The knowledge blindspot impacting the S of ESG

The knowledge diversity blind spot impacting the 'S' of ESG

Updated 23 April 2024 - Business intelligence that seeks to promote the social dimension of ESG needs to engage with the diversity and wealth of knowledge that emerges from the human behind the data.


Read more at: Unlocking the EU's inclusive circularity transition: Why decent and inclusive circular jobs hold the key to progress
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Unlocking the EU's inclusive circularity transition: Why decent and inclusive circular jobs hold the key to progress

23 April 2024 - Bianca Drotleff and Krisztina Zálnoky reflect on why a socially just transition to a circular economy is essential to ensuring equitable benefits for all workers if the EU is to deliver upon its Green Deal ambition to ‘leave no person and place behind’ in the pursuit of climate neutrality by 2050.


Read more at: Is the energy transition in trouble?
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Is the energy transition in trouble?

15 April 2024 - Governments must step up to support clean energy companies facing a number of challenges in today's shifting world order, writes CISL's Katherine Quinn.


Read more at: "A great human meeting place" - what role can supermarkets play in social infrastructure?
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"A great human meeting place" - what role can supermarkets play in social infrastructure?

3 April 2024 - Publicly-funded social infrastructure is disappearing, but supermarkets and other retailers are providing communities with much-needed space and resources. Caroline Lee and Rosa Marks ask if it is time to recognise supermarkets as social infrastructure.


Read more at: The Crucial Role of Leadership in Sustainable Development: Bridging the Gap for a Better Future
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The Crucial Role of Leadership in Sustainable Development: Bridging the Gap for a Better Future

25 March 2024 - In this blog, Khanyi Mlambo, CISL Senior Associate, discusses the need for a comprehensive leadership approach to sustainability challenges in South Africa and beyond.


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