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The Nature COP in Kunming opens today – a further step towards nature-positive targets for businesses

7 October 2021

11 October 2021 - Catherine Weller, from CISL’s Business & Nature team, explores expectations as the first part of the Kunming Nature COP gets underway and explains why business should be active in demanding clear and ambitious targets.

Assessing Nature-related Financial Risks | Upcoming use cases from financial institutions

6 October 2021

October 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a preview of financial assessments of nature-related risks that highlights how risks arising from nature loss threaten companies and their financiers

Nature-Positive Hub

20 September 2021

Over the next ten years we must act urgently to turn around the environmental crisis. This will require a transformation of our economic and financial systems to fully account for nature , alongside changes to many aspects of how we live our lives. It will need a paradigm shift in how all of us...

Unleashing the sustainable business

30 July 2021

July 2021 – These working papers summarise why a purpose-driven approach to business is the optimum route to create a durable, equitable and sustainable future, and how to move from theory to practice.

Enhancing Biodiversity in Europe’s Oilseed and Cereal Industries

27 July 2021

August 2021 - A new report from University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Biodiversify examines what private sector actors in the oilseed and cereal industry can do to conserve biodiversity on arable farmland in Europe to ultimately inspire them to take action towards best practice. The aim of this work funded by an ADM Cares grant to the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability leadership was to examine the question: What can private sector actors in the oilseed and cereal industries do to conserve biodiversity on arable farmland in Europe?

Centre for Business Transformation

4 June 2021

Aris Vrettos, Director, Centre for Business Transformation Aris leads CISL’s Centre for Business Transformation, which develops and integrates new thinking, tools and strategies that enable business to play a transformative role toward a sustainable economy. The Centre contributes to CISL’s...

New guidance provides business with a framework to value biodiversity

29 September 2020

29 September 2020 – Biodiversity is increasingly recognised for its role in building resilience against climate change, in supporting communities and livelihoods, and for its essential role in underpinning society and the economy. The Capitals Coalition and Cambridge Conservation Initiative today launched guidance, developed with input from CISL, that will enable businesses and financial institutions to put the value of biodiversity at the heart of decision making.

Briefing on EU Biodiversity Strategy

21 April 2020

The European Commission is soon to publish the EU’s new Biodiversity Strategy, one of the key elements of the flagship ‘European Green Deal’ (EGD) package of economic and environmental policies.

Modelling better business: Anglian Water’s approach to valuing its land for biodiversity and preparing for net gain

25 February 2020

February 2020 - The Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) has launched a new case study showcasing how Anglian Water has developed a measurement framework for implementing its commitment to biodiversity net gain across the driest region of the United Kingdom.

The Catchment Management Declaration – Update

20 February 2020

20 February 2020 – Over 110 organisations have now signed up to the Catchment Management Declaration which aims to gather commitment and action for a multisector approach to catchment management. This update outlines the progress signatories have made and demonstrates the breadth of action being taken in support of the Declaration.