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 Prince of Wales addressing Nobel Laureate dinner guests at St James's Palace in 2009
HRH in discussion with Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, keynote speaker at the BSP London Lecture 2010
HRH addressing attendees at the EU CLG's Low Carbon Prosperity summit at the European Commission in Brussels in 2011
HRH addressing senior business leaders at the Climate Leadership Roundtable meeting in Rio in 2009
The Prince addressing particpants at CPSL's Business, Health and Prosperity event held at the Royal Society, London in 2012
HRH being introduced to European leaders at the EU CLG's Low Carbon Prosperity summit at the European Commission in Brussels in 2011
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) brings together business, government and academia to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges. Capitalising on the world-class, multidisciplinary strengths of the University of Cambridge, CISL deepens leaders’ insight and understanding through its executive programmes; builds deep, strategic engagement with leadership companies; and creates opportunities for collaborative enquiry and action through its business platforms.
HRH The Prince of Wales is CISL’s Patron and is actively involved in a range of the Institute’s work. HRH has founded two significant initiatives: The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.
CISL’s executive education programmes provide leaders with insight into innovative and commercially compelling approaches to addressing sustainability challenges. Over 7,000 senior executives have undertaken these courses globally including The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP), BSP Online, Sustainability Leadership Labs, and Customised Programmes. CISL’s graduate study courses, accredited by the University of Cambridge, are widely regarded as some of the best in the world.
CISL’s Business and Policy Leaders Groups give a collective voice to business, government and finance leaders, enabling them to influence policy and practice. The Institute convenes partners around problems of shared interest such as low carbon transformation, resource scarcity and sustainable finance, and works with them to identify solutions and advocate change.
The CISL Network is made up of nearly 8,000 senior leaders and leading practitioners representing business, the public sector and civil society in every industry and on every continent. The Network provides the opportunity for members to keep up to date with the latest thinking and action, the space to debate ideas and share experience, and the chance to collaborate and influence change.
Where are we?
CISL works internationally and has offices in Cambridge, Brussels and Cape Town. It also has delivery partners in Beijing and Melbourne, and has a strategic focus on extending its work in China, Latin America and across Africa.
In Summer 2012, the UK CLG launched, in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, three new Joint PublicPrivate Low Carbon Procurement Compacts in the areas of transport, catering and biomethane. Each Compact has major potential to drive real change in the market, with an increase in affordable and cutting-edge low to zero carbon solutions at a scale to drive down emissions in these areas. Current members of the UK CLG include: Anglian Water Group, BAA, BT, Doosan Power…Read case study