This Week's News
Thank You To ISSP Intern Kristen Wnuck!
We were lucky to have Kristen Wnuck working as our ISSP intern during the summer months. Working closely with ISSP Executive Director Maureen Hart, Kristen was a great help getting the new ISSP Sustainable Film/Entertainment Chapter started, including creating the chapter webpage and a page of film/entertainment-related resources for sustainability professionals in those industries. She also helped with communication on a variety of chapter activities including the ISSP Colorado Chapter's upcoming retreat in September and the Green Bag Lunch Webinar for the newly forming ISSP St Louis Chapter. Now in her junior year at Boston College, Kristen is returning to school this fall to pursue a major in Psychology and minors in Hispanic Studies and Managing for Social Impact. Thank you Kristen and best of luck in your future endeavors!
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ISSP has introduced a new Organizational Membership category that provides companies and non-profit groups with an opportunity to support the mission of ISSP along with a package of benefits that includes enhanced access to the ISSP community and individual ISSP membership benefits for their employees. More than a dozen companies and not-for-profit organizations from around the world have already registered as ISSP Organizational Members. Learn more here.
The ISSP Board of Directors has elected a new Leadership Team for ISSP’s 2016-2017 fiscal year. The new officers assume their roles with the continued growth of the ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification program as their top priority. More than 240 people worldwide have been certified as ISSP-Certified Sustainability Professionals or (ISSP-CSP) ISSP-Sustainability Associates (ISSP-SA) since ISSP began administering beta tests last summer. Jeff Yorzyk, Senior Program Manager, Cardno Asset Management Group, Golden, CO is now President of ISSP. Read the news release about ISSP’s new Leadership Team and learn more about all of ISSP’s new officers here.
When it’s time for your business to come up with a plan to improve sustainability across your operations, where do you start? How can you create a comprehensive sustainability plan that has a method of reporting progress built right in? ISSP’s September course will walk participants through the SPaRK method of sustainability planning for businesses and other organizations.
Taught by author, consultant, and ISSP co-founder Marsha Willard, the workshop will cover initial business justifications for pursuing a sustainability plan, how to conduct an impact assessment in order to formulate a plan, and how to develop metrics and an easy reporting system. Participants will be provided with a trial version of the SPaRK tool, and will graduate with their own draft sustainability plan. This course is a great resource for sustainability consultants, officers, and anyone looking to build and report on sustainability initiatives. ISSP is revamping our course model to enable access for more members. As part of this effort, members can enroll in the SPaRK course for only $30! Learn more and register today.
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