In 2008, the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over the years, CPSL has developed an expertise in helping leaders deepen their understanding of the social and environmental context in which they operate and respond in ways that benefit their organisations and society as a whole.
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) was founded in 1992 and now has a staff of about 180 people. PIK research projects are interdisciplinary and undertaken by scientists from the following Research Domains: Earth System Analysis, Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities, Sustainable Solutions and Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods. Through data analysis, computer simulations and models, PIK provides decision makers with sound information and tools for sustainable development. In addition to publishing results in scientific journals, the Institute gives advice to national and regional authorities and, increasingly, to global organisations such as the World Bank.
The St. James’s Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium was hosted with the patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
A prestigious Advisory Group of global experts in the field of sustainable development was convened to support the delivery of the event. The group included: