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One of the strengths of the Business and Sustainability Programme has always been the opportunities the seminars provide for constructive interactions between the delegates.
HRH The Prince of Wales

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is an institution within the School of Technology of the University of Cambridge and is dedicated to working with leaders from business, government and civil society on the critical global challenges of the 21st Century.

CISL contributes to the University’s mission and leadership position in the field of sustainability via a mix of executive programmes and business platforms, informed by world-class thinking and research from the University of Cambridge and other partners.

Patron

HRH The Prince of Wales is CISL’s Patron and is actively involved in a range of our work. HRH has founded two significant initiatives: The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.

Executive education

CISL’s executive education programmes provide leaders with insight and understanding into global problems such as climate change, water scarcity and food security. Over 6,000 senior executives have undertaken these programmes in Cambridge, Brussels, Cape Town, Melbourne and Atlanta, or in-company for customised programmes. Our Master’s level accredited programmes offer participants the time to reflect on these issues and to test new ideas back in the workplace.

Business platforms

Our leadership groups help senior practitioners identify what needs to change within their sector or system, and take practical action to achieve this with their peers. Our collaboratories are time-bound problem-solving groups which focus on particular sustainability challenges. Together we call these our business platforms.

Network

Our alumni Network of leaders (the Cambridge Sustainability Network) brings together many of the most influential leaders in the world who share an interest in and a commitment to creating a sustainable future. The Network provides a source of resources and networking opportunities.

Where are we?

We operate from offices in Cambridge, Brussels and Cape Town.

Photos

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    The Prince of Wales addressing Nobel Laureate dinner guests at St James's Palace in 2009

  • University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability

    HRH in discussion with Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, keynote speaker at the BSP London Lecture 2010

  • University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability

    HRH addressing attendees at the EU CLG's Low Carbon Prosperity summit at the European Commission in Brussels in 2011

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    HRH addressing senior business leaders at the Climate Leadership Roundtable meeting in Rio in 2009

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    The Prince addressing particpants at CPSL's Business, Health and Prosperity event held at the Royal Society, London in 2012

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    HRH being introduced to European leaders at the EU CLG's Low Carbon Prosperity summit at the European Commission in Brussels in 2011

Case study

UK CLG

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (CLG) brings together business leaders from major UK, EU, and international companies who believe that there is an urgent need to develop new and longer term policies for tackling climate change.The Corporate Leaders Group engages in policy through open letters, roundtables, international summits, communiqués and participating in projects to demonstrate what is possible.The groups are cross-sector, encompassing energy producers,…

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  • The BSP seminar

    Sao Paulo Cathedral

    The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme, 25–28 Sep, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • CFO Leadership Seminar

    Globe

    27-29 November, Cambridge: new leadership seminar for CFOs from leading international businesses.

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