A Cumbrian professor has been chosen as the first UK academic to be part of a Harvard leadership programme in America.
Professor Jem Bendell has been selected for showing global leadership for the common good.
He has devoted his academic life to sustainability in the Lake District. From his Ambleside campus, Cumbria University students learn about the National Park and its heritage sites.
He will share the experience he has learned in Cumbria on Monday with world leaders such as Kumi Naidoo (the CEO of Greenpeace), Hannah Jones (Head of Sustainability at Nike), and the MP Chuka Umunna at the forum of young global leaders in Switzerland.