ISSP Events calendar features professional development opportunities and local chapter networking events. We look forward to seeing you there!

Webinars
August 9, 2016 - 11:00am 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...
August 25, 2016 - 11:00am WEBINAR: The Business Perspective on COP21 and the Carbon Economy
The December 2015 Paris Climate Agreement (COP21, or officially the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) represents a watershed in addressing climate change. Over 190 nations, supported by hundreds of citizen business and local governments, came together to craft an agreement that fundamentally recognizes the economic, social and...
September 13, 2016 - 10:00am 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...
September 22, 2016 - 11:00am WEBINAR: What’s behind the label? The landscape, role, and credibility of ecolabels and how to apply them
What makes a product or service green or sustainable? Who gets to decide, and who is checking? Ecolabels and environmental standards have emerged to answer these questions for different products, and are now many (500+), various (a huge range), and evolving (Ecolabels, EPDs, PCRs & online/mobile tools & directories). WEBINAR: What’s behind the label? The landscape,...
October 13, 2016 - 11:00am WEBINAR: Understanding and Executing PPA's in the Private Sector
We all want more renewable energy, but for many potential investors, developers, and users, high upfront costs and unpredictable markets can seem like overwhelming obstacles.  Enter Power Purchase Agreements - PPA's - a key tool for planning, managing, and financing electricity generation, particularly for renewable energy.  Join us to learn more about PPA's, how they can...
November 17, 2016 - 11:00am WEBINAR: Two Powerful Tools to Reduce Waste
Sustainability has the reputation of being 1) complex and 2) a niche topic.  Controllers don’t see how it helps their financial bottom line.  Except for recycling and turning off the lights, sustainability does not appear to be relevant to most organizations’ routine decisions.  What tools can organizations use so that sustainability will have broad-based impact on the...
Meetings
August 10, 2016 - 6:00pm ISSP Information Session - Aug 10, 6:00pm PT US
This orientation session lasts 45-60 minutes and gives participants a chance to meet other members, learn about ISSP and its mission, and discover how to use the ISSP web site to both find and contribute materials to our professional library. August 10th, 2016 at 6:00pm PT US (Pacific Coast Time-USA). All members - new, returning, prospective - are welcome to join our free,...
August 30, 2016 - 5:00pm ISSP Portland Chapter Meeting
The ISSP Portland Chapter is organizing regular networking gatherings to connect, learn and share ideas. You are cordially invited to join us for our next gathering on Tuesday evening, August 30th from 5:30-7:00p. Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park - area just south of the Hawthorne Bridge Tuesday, 30th August, 5:30 – 7:00 PM While there is no charge for the meeting, pre-...
Courses
September 7, 2016 - 9:00am COURSE: SPaRK Sustainability Plan and Reporting Kit (September 2016)
Walk through the steps of creating a comprehensive sustainability plan: from justification for your sustainability efforts, through impacts assessment and determination of measures. The resulting plan also sets you up for reliable and pain free reporting. At the end of the course you will have a “draft” plan and experience applying each of the key steps of the process. As part...
October 5, 2016 - 10:00am COURSE: Sustaining Sustainability (October 2016)
A Sustainability Management System (SMS) allows for systematic internal review, monitoring and corrective actions for continual improvement. This course meets on-line on Wednesdays (October 5, 12, 19, and 26), 2016, at 10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET for 60 - 90 minutes.  Time Zone Converter 4-week Course price: $450 USD  -- Special Discounts -- ISSP...
November 7, 2016 - 4:00pm COURSE: Leadership Skills for Change Agents (November 2016)
Connect the dots between timeless leadership practices and how to transform an organization to a sustainability culture. This course meets on-line on Mondays (November 7, 14, 21, 28) 2016 at 4:00pm Pacific Time for 60 to 90 minutes. Time Zone Converter 4-week Course price: $450 USD  -- Special Discounts -- ISSP Members save $75 anytime Early Bird Discount - $50 off - ends OCT...