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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

James leads CISL's Business Transformation Group, a collaborative leadership group of forward-looking, leading international companies that are committed to the sustainable business transformation, established in early 2021. The Group co-creates and implements new thinking, approaches and tools on what inclusive, nature-positive, circular, zero carbon and resilient business is and how organisations can leverage fundamental business aspects such as purpose, strategy, governance, culture and innovation to transform. 



While a substantial portion of his work now is focussed on the 'how' of sustainability in the context of organisational strategy and change management, he has a background in sustainability consulting and a PhD in ecological resilience that enable him to address technical issues and help companies achieve net zero, nature positive, circular economy, and social inclusion.

James MacPherson
Programme Manager, Centre for Business Transformation