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New ISSP Profiles in Excellence Interview Features Sustainability Advisor, Academic, and Expert Graham Russell

In Graham Russell’s eyes, one of the most effective ways of working towards sustainability goals is to “find ways of explaining to companies that they can benefit … by taking care of some of these environmental issues without having to be clubbed over the head” by regulators. Russell explains in ISSP’s latest Profiles in Excellence interview, produced in partnership with ReNewable Now. Hailing from a background in chemical analysis for the environmental services industry, Russell also works as a corporate sustainability consultant and also teaches at the University of Colorado’s Denver Business School. In the video, Russell also speaks about the need for networking among sustainability professionals, and the opportunity this presents for ISSP and our partners. Check out Graham's full interview here.


Webinar: Implementing IT Energy Savings In Large Organizations

As sustainability professionals, we often find ourselves striving to convince those around us on the bottom-line significance of a whole host of environmental, social, and resource management issues. But drawing our companies’, clients’, and consultees’ attention to the need for energy savings can be an easy sell! ISSP’s upcoming webinar, taught by Mike Walker - founder of the marketing consulting firm AlterAction - will give sustainability professionals the tools to get key decisionmakers in any organization on board with energy efficiency. Energy savings means dollar savings, especially when companies can take advantage of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and support from local utilities. Sustainability professionals interested in real, on-the-ground energy savings implementation should sign up for this webinar, which will be held on 5/28. Register here.


Course: Assessing Organizational Sustainability Using S-CORE™

ISSP’s upcoming June course, taught by veteran sustainability consultant Darcy Hitchcock, will provide participants with a basic understanding of the S-CORE(tm) system, including the ten functional areas and practices common to all organizations. The course will help professionals understand sustainability “on the ground,” and track progress towards it. It will also cover how S-CORE(tm) can translate sustainability into the language of business, expanding the understanding of sustainability principles and their value throughout any organization. Register by 5/26 for an Early Bird discount!.


Free Webinar: ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification Info Session

As ISSP moves forward with our Professional Certification program for sustainability professionals, we’re offering free informational webinars designed to help those in the sustainability field get involved! The webinars will detail where development of the Professional Certification stands, provide insight into the certification process, and let supporters hear from one another. Each webinar will be a quick way to learn how to get involved with ISSP’s upcoming certification program - including time for Q&A with ISSP co-founder and former President Dorothy Atwood. The first free session will take place on Tuesday, June 9. Register and learn more here

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