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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Martin Roberts


Martin is responsible for helping companies with a global reach to manage their impacts and dependencies on natural resources through innovative approaches and new business models.


Research Interests

The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership brings together business, government and academia to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges.


value of eco-system services ; ecosystems services ; Sustainability ; environmental policy ; evaluating success in conservation

Key Publications

Recent publicly available work includes:

A ‘How to’ guide for food and agriculture companies wanting to carry out a natural capital valuation in their supply chain, and a game to help demystify valuation for business.

Commercial gains from addressing natural capital challenges in the dairy sector: a report in response to demand from companies in the UK Dairy Industry for evidence based, scalable on-farm measures to halt degradation of water, soil or biodiversity, in order to protect the long-term security of their supply chains and sustain commercial growth. Six leading companies partnered with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership for this work.

Helping business shape the research agenda through the Nexus2020 project - to determine the most important questions that still need to be answered around food, energy, water and the natural environment to make business practice more sustainable. 

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