Craig Bennett

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"Craig Bennett is Director of Policy and Campaigns at Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), one of the UK's most influential environmental organisations. He is the organisation's lead campaigner and policy strategist, representing the charity with Government and other key lobbying contacts and leading its tactical response to the changing political and policy context. From 2007 to 2010, Craig was Deputy Director at CISL and, in this role, was The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG). During this time, he built the CLG into one of the most influential and progressive business voices in the international climate debate, primarily through its series of hard-hitting, punchy statements in support of a strong, effective and equitable global climate deal. The Copenhagen Communiqué, for example, secured the support of 1,000 companies from more than 60 countries and was widely seen as the definitive progressive statement from the international business community ahead of the UN climate conference in Copenhagen.

"Craig maintains links with several universities; he is a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Engineering at the University of Bristol, and an Educator at Duke CE, the world’s top rated corporate education provider. He is regularly asked to facilitate and chair cross-sector workshops and initiatives. He has a BSc (Hons) in Human and Physical Geography and an MSc in Biodiversity Conservation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Vice-Chair of the charity Stakeholder Forum. Craig regularly appears in the broadcast media, and has had articles published in several national newspapers and magazines. He is a regular columnist for the website Business Green."[1]

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  1. Institute for Sustainability Leadership Senior Associates, organizational web page, accessed May 8, 2014.