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Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership

In Search of Impact: Measuring and Communicating Your Contribution to the SDGs

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About this Sustainability Leadership Lab

Governments across the world agreed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), creating significant opportunities for companies to tap into new markets and contribute to society. In order to take advantage of this, businesses must better understand, quantify and communicate its social and environmental impact.

This Sustainability Leadership Lab will explore how companies and investors can identify the key impacts of their operations and investment products, quantify and communicate on their contribution to the SDGs to key stakeholders in a compelling way.

What will I learn?

The two-day course will consider how businesses and financial institutions can understand and communicate their impact on society and the environment by stretching your thinking through active participation.

You will be introduced to an innovative impact assessment framework being developed by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in partnership with the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a global network of leading investment firms working to help shift the investment chain towards responsible, long-term value creation.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on the application of the framework to your organisation and situation, and:

  • understand how the SDGs are relevant to companies and financial institutions
  • learn how to identify and prioritise the impact of your organisation or investments
  • better understand and communicate your organisation’s or investment fund's impact on society and the environment and contribution to the SDGs
  • discover how innovation can improve environmental and social impact performance
  • explore case studies and perspectives from leading experts and organisations
  • bring your own business example to work on with your peers
  • further the dialogue between sustainability and investment professionals about building shared expectations and a common language around impact.

Who should attend

The Leadership Lab will appeal to professionals from business and financial institutions, including individuals working in sustainability, responsible investment, investor relations and marketing, and sustainability consultants looking to better communicate impact to clients.


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