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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Annelisa has more than 20 years’ experience of advising companies and civil society on business risks associated with the loss of nature and approaches to managing them. She started her career as a financial accountant and sustainability consultant at KPMG before moving to leadership positions in environmental organisations, Fauna & Flora International and UNEP-WCMC.

Annelisa now leads her own consultancy specialising in the identification, measurement and management of nature related risks and opportunities for business. She is a board member of the Partnership Biodiversity Accounting Financials, honorary fellow at UNEP-WCMC, is on the Global Reporting Initiative technical committee for the revision of GRI’s biodiversity disclosures and was a nominated expert for the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) scoping of business and biodiversity methods assessment.

Annelisa has been at the forefront of the development of tools and methodologies for evaluating corporate biodiversity performance, policies and management systems for extractive, food and drink, retail, finance and luxury goods sectors. This has included the development of the ENCORE tool for financial institutions, IBAT, biodiversity guidance to the Natural Capital Protocol and recent guidance on definitions and metrics within the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures and the EU funded Align project on corporate biodiversity measurement.

Annelisa Grigg
Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership