Director of Centre for Business Transformation at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Aris Vrettos leads CISL’s Centre for Business Transformation, which develops and integrates new thinking, tools and strategies that enable business to play a transformative role toward a sustainable economy. The Centre contributes to CISL’s research and thought leadership in sustainable business, purpose, culture, governance and innovation and also houses our Advisory Services, Business & Nature work and the CISL Accelerator and SME Hub. He speaks on global trends and business leadership and works with companies on the opportunity of the Sustainable Development Goals and Rewiring the Economy, CISL’s 10 year plan to create the foundations for a sustainable economy. Since 2012 he has been the Global Director for The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme which trains approximately 150 business and finance leaders on global sustainability trends every year, with regular seminars in Cambridge, Cape Town, Melbourne and Zapallar. Previously he was a Senior Advisor at the think-tank AccountAbility focusing on strategy, engagement and governance. Since 2005, he has worked on leadership and sustainable business with retail, health, technology, industry and finance sectors in Europe, the US, India and South America. He contributes regularly to events and panels, sits on the advisory board of the Ethical Corporation and is non-executive director at Global Sustain, a European sustainability organisation. He is a trained economist and journalist and began his career writing for international news and reporting on social tensions in Greece.