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Our practitioner-based sustainability reports, briefings and case studies highlight some of the best examples of sustainability leadership that have emerged over the past few years and explore new ideas and approaches that have the potential to deliver transformational change.

Decision Making in a Nature-Positive World: Nature-based Solutions for sectors

4 July 2022

7 July 2022 – CISL has published four sector-specific business briefings that outline the challenges and actions needed to implement nature-based solutions projects. The sectors include: Water, Finance, Food and Beverage, and Built Environment and Linear Infrastructure.

Modelling it all: Secondary Perils in a warming world

27 June 2022

29 June 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) ClimateWise has published a new white paper on secondary perils.

Modelling nature-positive agriculture and land management: Case studies

13 June 2022

13 June 2022 – Two new regenerative nature project models from CISL, the East of England Landscape Enterprise Network , and Poole Harbour Nutrient Management Scheme offer blueprints for land management that supports improved biodiversity and water quality through more sustainable agriculture.

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Sustainability in the New Silk Road

9 June 2022

9 June 2022 - This policy briefing seeks to contribute to understanding the links between China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), urban transformation and global development. The brief draws on fieldwork conducted in five cities across the Global South and North where BRI infrastructures and investments on the built environment are currently being materialised.

The case for living wages: How paying living wages can improve business performance and tackle poverty and inequality

16 May 2022

16 May 2022 - Business Fights Poverty, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and Shift publish a new research paper detailing the multi-layered benefits that living wages offer businesses, including within core operations, value chains and the wider operating environment.

Methane, Markets and Food How the Climate Emergency will drive an urgent focus on methane and what this means for the food and agricultural industries

22 April 2022

Friday 22 April - Faced with the threat of irreversible tipping points in the climate system, humanity is looking for options to rapidly reduce the rate of warming - with the most viable approach being to dramatically reduce methane emissions.

Land degradation, UK farmers and indicative financial risk - Nature-related financial risk use case

6 April 2022

April 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with NatWest Group has published a use case about the indicative financial risk from farming degraded land.

The EU Farm to Fork Strategy and Fertiliser Companies – Nature-related financial risk use case

6 April 2022

April 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with Deutsche Bank and Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has published a use case on how the transition to a sustainable and resilient food system impacts fertiliser company valuations.

Mapping exposure to nature-related risks across financial indices – Nature-related financial risk use case

6 April 2022

April 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with Aon has mapped nature-related risks across financial indices.

Impact of water curtailment on the credit rating of heavy industry – Nature-related financial risk: use case

6 April 2022

April 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with HSBC has published a use case about the risk posed by water stress

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