Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Type Public
Established 1989
Location Trumpington Street
Website www.cisl.cam.ac.uk

The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), formerly the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and the Cambridge Programme for Industry (CPI), is part of the School of Technology within the University of Cambridge.[1]

The Institute works with leaders to tackle critical global challenges through action research, convening business groups and executive education. Polly Courtice is Director of the Institute and was made a Dame in the 2016 Queen's 2016 Birthday Honours for services to sustainability leadership.[2] HRH The Prince of Wales is its patron.

In 2015 the Institute launched its Rewiring the Economy framework setting out ten collaborative tasks for business, policy and finance leaders to lay the foundations for a sustainable global economy.[3][4][5][6]

The Institute has an alumni of over 7,000 individuals from its executive and graduate education for sustainability leadership and a network of companies that belong to its Leaders Groups. The Institute is governed by a Management Board and an Advisory Board and has Fellows and Senior Associates from across academia and business who are involved with programme design and delivery, research and work with business leaders groups.

Graduate Education[edit]

Postgraduate Certificate In Sustainable Business[edit]

The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (PCSB) is a Masters-level programme from the University of Cambridge. It is designed to help senior and mid-career managers to develop corporate strategies to embed the principles of sustainability into their organisations and to identify new opportunities for sustainable business practice. The Programme spans an 8-month period (part-time) and is built around:

  1. Three short workshops held in Cambridge
  2. Individual work-based assignments
  3. A group research project around an area of mutual relevance

Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains[edit]

The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains (PCSVC) is a Master's-level accredited programme from the University of Cambridge.

  1. Two four-day residential workshops
  2. Individual work-based assignments
  3. A group research project around an area of mutual relevance

Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership[edit]

The Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership is an accredited University of Cambridge postgraduate degree. It is delivered on a part-time basis over 2 years; hence participants can continue in full-time employment and do not need to be UK-based. This interdisciplinary Masters is offered in association with the Departments of Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Land Economy and the Judge Business School. These Departments all deliver full-time sustainability-related postgraduate degrees.

Executive Education[edit]

The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP)[edit]

The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP) was established in 1994 by The Prince of Wales and the University of Cambridge.

Sustainability Leadership Programme for the Health Care Sector[edit]

Together with the NHS Sustainable Development Unit for England the Institute runs a Sustainability Leadership Programme for the Health Care Sector. This intensive two-day workshop with cohorts of 36 senior participants provides high-level workshops, master classes and networks for health sector leaders internationally.

Cambridge Sustainability Practitioner Programme (South Africa)[edit]

The Cambridge Sustainability Practitioner Programme has been run from CISL's Cape Town office in South Africa since 2004, and aims to enable managers in the private or public sector to influence and guide their organisation in the direction of an integrated approach to sustainability across all functions.

Online Learning[edit]

The Business & Sustainability Programme Online[edit]

The Business & Sustainability Programme Online [7] is an interactive programme designed for mid-career, high-potential and senior managers to enable them to understand the fundamentals of sustainability, how sustainability is relevant to their role and its importance to business success. It is also suitable for sustainability professionals who would like to refresh their knowledge.

Leaders Groups[edit]

Leaders groups are business-led initiatives, convening business leaders within and across sectors to tackle sustainability issues that they could not solve alone. The current leaders groups are managed under three themes: Low Carbon Transformation, Sustainable Finance and Natural Resource Security:

  • Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG)[8][9][10][11]
  • Natural Capital Leaders Platform[12]
  • ClimateWise[13][14] – the insurance industry
  • The Banking and Environment Initiative (BEI)[15]
  • Investment Leaders Group (ILG)[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Cambridge Department Directory, retrieved 05-11-11
  2. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/birthday-honours-lists-2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/about/rewiring-the-economy
  4. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/02/prince-charles-climate-change-rewire-global-economy
  5. ^ http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/12105/speech
  6. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/polly-courtice/rewire-economy_b_7713410.html
  7. ^ BSP Online website http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Learn-Online/Business-Sustainability-Programme-Online.aspx
  8. ^ http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/business-action/low-carbon-transformation/clg
  9. ^ http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/the-prince-of-wales/the-princes-charities/university-of-cambridge-programme-sustainability/case-study/eu-clg
  10. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/climatechange/6215870/Prince-of-Wales-enlists-500-companies-to-help-fight-climate-change.html
  11. ^ http://www.acciona.com/sustainability/dissemination-and-leadership/global-presence/corporate-leaders-group-on-climate-change/
  12. ^ http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/business-action/natural-resource-security/natural-capital-leaders-platform
  13. ^ http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/business-action/sustainable-finance/climatewise
  14. ^ http://www.lloyds.com/lloyds/corporate-responsibility/environment/climatewise
  15. ^ http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/business-action/sustainable-finance/banking-environment-initiative
  16. ^ http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/business-action/sustainable-finance/investment-leaders-group

External links[edit]

  • [1] Guardian article on Rewiring the Economy
  • [2] Observer article on P8
  • [3] Reuters article on the Cancún Communiqué
  • [4] BizCommunity article on the Cancún Communiqué
  • [5] Physorg article on the Cancún Communiqué