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How the G20 can supercharge green finance

Etical Corporation

17 July 2017: In an article published by Ethical Corporation, CISL Senior Associate and vice chair of the Banking Environment Initiative, Paul Fisher, looks at why political leadership is crucial to making climate change a material risk for mainstream investors.

 Sustainable Finance



Global environment is heating up for fossil fuels and their producers

The Times15 July 2017: The Times reported on the impact of changing policy on the fossil fuel industry, citing recommendations from the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (of which CISL is the only academic institution serving as a knowledge partner) and their paper on “risk assessment and financial decision-making”.

Sustainable Finance

Green finance can change the world – the G20 leaders should harness its power

The Telegraph logo7 July 2017: This article in the Telegraph reports on the G20 Summit in Hamburg, reflecting on progress made since the 2016 G20 Summit in China in which research commissioned from CISL called for a scaling up of green financing to drive environmentally sustainable growth.

Sustainable Finance




Could climate cause the next financial crisis?

IPE29 June 2017: In an article published in Investment and Pensions Europe, Paul Fisher, CISL Senior Associate and vice chair of the Banking Environment Initiative, reports on his and CISL's position in the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on
Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Banking Environment Initiative


New natural capital metric a 'powerful lever for change' logo22 May 2017: Articles published by and Sustainable Brands reported on a new biodiversity metric, launched by CISL's Natural Capital Impact Group, to help companies and investors reduce their impact on nature.

Natural Capital Impact Group


Corporate giants call for bolder EU renewables goal

businessGreen logo26 April 2017: This article published by BusinessGreen reviews a report published by the Corporate Leaders Group, '21st century energy: Business reflections on renewables in Europe’, which warns that inconsistent  and unambitious EU policy could stifle investment and slow the transition towards a low carbon economy. 

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


ESG: UN goals strike a chord


February 2017: This article in the IPE publication explores why the UN Sustainable Development Goals have struck a chord with institutional investors. The article looks at how CISL’s Investment Leaders Group developed a framework for reporting the impact of responsible investment using the SDGs as the starting point.

Investment Leaders Group


Exclusive preview of a new Ladybird book co-written by Prince Charles

The Telegraph logo21 January 2017: An article published in the Telegraph announced the launch of a new Ladybird book on climate change, written by CISL's Patron HRH The Prince of Wales, and CISL Senior Associates Tony Juniper and Dr Emily Shuckburgh.

HRH The Prince of Wales


How can business foster justice in times of rapid change?

Thomson Reuters Foundations logo19 December 2016: In this article published by the Thomas Reuters Foundation, CISL's Elliot Whittington looks at how hostility to globalisation, rising inequality and accelerating innovation made the world more volatile and uncertain in 2016, drawing on the CISL Business, justice and new global economy report which offers businesses a new framework to think through the implications of their actions on the people they affect.

Business, justice and the new global economy


Rising Impact Of Climate Change Causing $100bn ‘Protection Gap’, Warn Insurance Leaders

BBC news logo7 December 2016: Articles from the BBCGuardianReuters, Blue and Green Tomorrow and Insurance day report on findings published by ClimateWise in their Investing for resilience report, which warns of the urgent need to address the growing $100bn annual climate risk 'protection gap'.



Firms back ‘further, faster, higher’ ambition on renewables in EU

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29 November 2016: The Environmentalist published an article ahead of the launch of new proposals on renewable energy from the European Commission, citing The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group who warned of the potential implications on investment in renewables.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


Future Proofing: Sustainable Plans for Prosperous Economies

Sustainable brands logo 230x7417 November 2016: this article from Sustainable Brands features the recent CLG policy briefing which highlights the importance of long-term policy planning to deliver the vision of the Paris Agreement.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


Finding solutions by harnessing the power of our partnerships

Huffington Post30 November 2016: In this article published in the Huffington Post, Olympic sailing champion and Team Principal at Land Rover BAR, Ben Ainslie, reflects on a two day custom programme at CISL, which looked at inspiring sustainability through partnership.

CISL custom programmes


Leading firms urge government to embrace low-carbon sectors in impending industrial strategy

businessGreen logo22 January 2017: These articles published by Business Green and, look at The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group's Industrial strategy report, which calls on the government to embrace the 'industries of tomorrow' in its upcoming industrial strategy review.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


Government long-term climate strategy should be 'business friendly', says Corporate Leaders Group logo18 November 2016: In this article, The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), outline the importance of "business friendly" national government long-term policy planning to deliver the vision of the Paris Agreement.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


UK ratifies Paris climate agreement

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15 November 2016: In this Guardian article, Jill Duggan, former director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), amongst others comments on the UK's decision to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


According To Corporate Leaders Group Paris Agreement Marks New Era

blue&green tomorrow logo4 November 2016: This article in blue&green comments on the call by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), for participants to the UN climate conference opening next week in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22), to start working on the details required to implement the global pact without delay

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


Climate change could spark the world’s next financial crisis, former Bank of England executive warns

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24 October 2016: In these two articles, The Independent and Bloomberg,  CISL, Senior Associate and former Bank of England Executive, Dr Paul Fisher, warns, 'You don’t need to believe in climate change, you don’t need to believe that it is man-made. You just need to believe that governments are going to do stuff and that is going to affect your business. And then it is a material risk'.

Centre for Sustainable Finance 


Dame Polly Courtice honoured at Responsible Business Awards

Etical Corporation3 October 2016:  Ethical Corporation report on Dame Polly Courtice, founder-director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, picking up a Lifetime Achievement Award at Ethical Corporation’s seventh annual Responsible Business Awards.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


How Including Natural Assets in Financial Decision Making Gives Companies a Competitive EdgeBy

Environmental Leader logo8 August 2016: This article in the Environmental Leader, explores the implications for environmental managers engaged in managing natural resources and how increased competition for these resources directly affects their business.

Natural Capital Protocol


Making business sense of natural capital

Huffington Post27 July 2016: This article in the Huffington Post is one of a series of blogs on Natural Capital by Dr Gemma Cranston, Senior Programme Manager at CISL. In it she explores the questions: Can we truly measure returns from investment in nature? Can we measure outcomes? And are we all talking about the same things? 

Natural Capital Leaders Platform 

University of Cambridge to lead Protocol Application Program

blue&green tomorrow logo26 July 2016: This blue&green article reports on the launch of the Protocol Application Program.

Following a successful pilot program, which generated the interest of hundreds of businesses and the support of finance, conservation, science, standard setting and policy communities, the Natural Capital Coalition has today launched the Protocol Application Program. The new Application Program, designed and led by CISL and open to businesses of all sizes worldwide, will encourage wider use of the Protocol by companies that have not yet engaged with the framework.

Natural Capital Protocol

CISL reveals insights from testing Natural Capital Protocol; launches Protocol Application Program

Sustainable brands logo 230x7426 July 2016:  Over the last 18 months CISL has managed a pilot Program on behalf of the Natural Capital Coalition with over 50 companies including Coca-Cola, Hugo Boss, Jaguar Land Rover, Kering and Nestlé, testing the business relevance and usability of the Protocol. The impacts of these pilot tests on individual businesses are revealed in a new CISL-authored report, Business Insights: Pilot testing the Natural Capital Protocol, launched today by the Natural Capital Coalition and highlighted in this article by Sustainable Brands.

Natural Capital Protocol

University members celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Varsity logo16 June 2016: This article in the Varsity identifies members of the University of Cambridge who have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours, including our Director, Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Polly Courtice honoured for sustainability services

blue&green tomorrow logo13 June 2016: In this article, Blue&Green reports that Polly Courtice, who founded CISL, has been made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Polly has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in recognition of her achievement in building a world-leading institute at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


Corporate Leaders Group: It's the end of the beginning of the low carbon transition

businessGreen logo9 June 2016: In Business Green's (£) article, incoming Director of The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group, Jill Duggan, reveals her plan to extend the organisation's influence in a post-Paris world.

The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group


The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group appoints Jill Duggan as new Director

businessGreen logo8 June 2016: this Business Green (£) article introduces Jill Duggan, who is to take up the reins at The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), replacing outgoing director Sandrine Dixson-Declève.

Jill, who has served as a Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership for the past two years has been confirmed as Director of Policy at the Institute and Director of CLG, the influential group of UK and European blue-chip firms that advocates for more ambitious action to tackle escalating climate change risks.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


Goodbye Carbon Footprint? New Climate Risk Tools Take Shape

II logo3 June 2016: This article by the Institutional Investor explores a new report, supported by CISL and the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers, that documents the carbon risk assessment model's next pilot phase, which seeks to better reflect companies’ adaptation to emission rules.

Investment Leaders Group


Pakistani doctor wins prestigious entrepreneurship award in London

Express tribune24 May 2016: The Express Tribune, reports on doctHERs’ co-founder Dr Sara Saeed who won the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize 2016.

Young Entrepreneurs


Prince Charles pans fund managers over responsible investment

Financial Times logo22 May 2016: The Financial Times (£) reports that, at an Investment Leaders Group (ILG) meeting in London, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said:

"It is clear... that the value and imperative of responsible investment - not just to society but to financial institutions - is not yet apparent to all parts of the industry.

This needs to change, because as long as the reticence to embrace sustainable investment continues, I fear we will continue to stumble from one bewildering environmental and social challenge to the next."

Investment Leaders Group



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