Gary Kendall
Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL)

The challenge that we face demands nothing less than a complete rethink of the rules by which economies have grown over the last 150 years. Now is an incredibly exciting time – indeed, it is a privilege – to be involved in advancing the sustainable development agenda.

Gary has been working with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership since January 2011, having previously led SustainAbility’s think tank function. He regularly contributes articles – in particular relating to energy security and climate change – and speaks at international conferences and through the media. Gary has advised several leading companies on how to approach and tackle sustainability challenges, including Coca-Cola, Ford, Nestlé, Novo Nordisk, Rio Tinto, A.P. Møller-Maersk and Shell.

Previously, Gary spent two years working in WWF’s Global Climate & Energy program, where his main interests were the causes of – and solutions to – the series of environmental perils associated with society’s addiction to hydrocarbon fuels. This followed nine years in the oil industry with Mobil (and later ExxonMobil), spanning diverse roles from Research and Product Development to Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. Working across Europe, the US and Asia offered Gary first-hand insight to the strategic and day-to-day sustainability challenges posed by one of the world’s most problematic sectors.

Gary is the author of the WWF publication “Plugged In: The End of the Oil Age”.


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