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Ben Kellard

Director of Business Strategy - Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Ben leads CISL’s business strategy advisory work. He has a passion for shaping organisational purpose and strategies that unlock people’s desire to improve their own and others wellbeing while sustaining the environmental systems the organisation relies upon. Doing so prepares organisations for the future.

He does this by helping organisations such as O2 and Unilever to develop and implement holistic leading strategies. Ben draws on over twenty years of experience as an organisational consultant, to involve a range of stakeholders to develop shared responses to complex and ambiguous sustainability challenges.

He also acts as a critical friend by drawing on evidence and examples of leadership to challenge companies such as the Co-Operative Group, Unilever and Ecover to develop bold ambitions. He recently convened a round table of purpose and sustainability experts to explore how the concepts can work together, resulting in a joint statement.

Prior to joining CISL, he spent eleven years at the international sustainability not for profit, Forum for the Future, where he led their international strategy work that involved defining organisational leadership and directing partnerships and strategy projects.   Prior to Forum, Ben was an organisation development consultant at Ashridge Business School, before joining HBOS as a change consultant, where he supported executive directors through significant change and managed their Masters programme.