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

Meetings
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-...
September 8, 2016 - 9:00am ISSP Information Session - September 8, 9:00am 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. September 8th @ 9:00am PT US (Pacific Coast Time-USA). All members - new, returning, prospective - are welcome to join our free, web-...
September 16, 2016 - 8:00am ISSP Greater NYC Chapter: From Sustainability to Regenerative: What you can do to help humanity avoid total system collapse
Join us for our next Leaders In Sustainability event featuring Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) and renowned sustainability expert. Lovins shares her insights on our global crises, a positive view of progress made, and how each of us can craft a life of service, greater happiness and meaning by building a better world for all of humanity. From...
September 25, 2016 - 3:00pm Colorado Chapter Sustainability Retreat: Sept 25-29
Beyond Sustainability: An Interactive Workshop for Sustainability Professionals from All Sectors. Grand Lake, Colorado, September 25 – 29, 2016. ISSP is collaborating with Shadowcliff to present a four-day, residential workshop specially created to address the needs and aspirations of sustainability professionals. If your day to day work involves a focus on sustainability,...
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.  Management systems are the key to ongoing progress and embedding best practices. An SMS (sustainability management system) allows for systematic internal review, monitoring and corrective actions for continual improvement. 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. Leadership Skills for Change Agents course prepares sustainability professionals at any level in the organizational hierarchy, or as an external consultant / advisor,  to lead an organizational change to a sustainable enterprise. It connects the dots between...
Webinars
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...