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Earth on Board is an ecosystem of leading organisations and individuals working at the highest levels of corporate governance in the field of business and sustainability.
CDP - Driving sustainable economies
University of Cambridge - Institute for sustainability leadership

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.

Over 25 years, we have developed a leadership network with more than 7,000 alumni from leading global organisations and an expert team of Fellows, Senior Associates and staff.

HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron of CISL and has inspired and supported many of our initiatives.

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests.

CDP represents institutional investors with trillions in assets, helping to leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts; whilst also providing insights into corporate environmental performance for investors. Over 5,800 companies with some 60% of global market capitalisation disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2016 alongside 500 cities and 100 states and regions, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change.

The work of the industry-led FSB Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is strongly welcomed by CDP and seen as potentially game-changing, creating the potential for a step change in mainstreaming the disclosure of climate information and placing the issue firmly in the board room.

Please visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.


ClientEarth is Europe’s first and leading non-profit environmental law organisation. They use the law to find real, workable solutions to environmental challenges.


With over 50 lawyers working together with policy experts and scientists, they cover key aspects of environmental law including climate, energy, oceans and forests, working on everything from access to justice and trade

WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.


Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Our global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.


Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050.


We Mean Business is a global coalition of nonprofit organizations working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change. The coalition brings together seven organizations, BSR, CDP, Ceres, The B Team, The Climate Group, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Together we catalyze business action to drive policy ambition and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Philippe Joubert

Earth on Board

Founder and CEO

Antoine Gonthier

Earth on Board
Project Director


Clare Shine

Director and CEO

Lindsay Hooper

Executive Director, Education

Paul Simpson


Co-founder and CEO

James Thornton


Founder and CEO


Peter Bakker




Maria Mendiluce

We Mean Business

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