The International Society of Sustainability Professionals makes a lot of news of its own.  Here's a compilation of the news releases we've issued over the past several years. 

ISSP Launches Sustainability Professional Certification Program

November 2016 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) announced today the opening of registration for the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) credential exam. This launch is the result of a multi-year, open, transparent development process involving hundreds of sustainability professionals and partner organizations who have contributed to the content and administrative processes of the ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification program. Read more here.

New ISSP Education Partner Program Launched by ISSP

September 2016 - The new Education Partner Program introduced today by ISSP recognizes organizations that deliver superior education and training to existing and aspiring sustainability professionals. Through the program, ISSP provides its Education Partners with guidance about the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by sustainability professionals in a rapidly changing environment and provides expert insight into what employers of sustainability professionals are seeking. Read more here.

ISSP Launches New Organizational Membership Program 

June 2016 - 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. Read more here.

New Leadership Team Announced By ISSP 

June 2016 - 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. Jeff Yorzyk, Senior Program Manager, Cardno Asset Management Group, Golden, CO is President of ISSP for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Read more here.

Momentum Builds for ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification

May 2016 - ISSP has released the names of the latest group of individuals who have successfully completed the beta test of the globally recognized ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification Program. Since beta testing of the certification program began last summer, more than 240 people worldwide have earned either an ISSP-SA or ISSP-CSP certification. Read more here.

ISSP Makes Additions to Board of Directors 

March 2016 - ISSP announced that six new members have been elected to the ISSP Board of Directors. The new board members from Australia, Germany, Indonesia and the United States will serve two-year terms. Read more here.

First Cohort of Certified Sustainability Professionals Announced By ISSP

February 2016 - ISSP announced the names of more than 50 people in the first group to earn the ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP) designation. Earlier this year, ISSP honored the first group of more than 130 sustainability professionals who successfully qualified for ISSP-SA designation. Read more here.

High Demand Prompts Reopening of Beta Testing for ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification 

January 2016  - International Society of Sustainability Professionals announces that it will accept more participants in its beta testing program as the first cohort completes process to become certified Sustainability Professionals. Read more here

2015 News Releases

ISSP Welcomes Unilever Indonesia and BNI Bank as Sponsors of ISSP Sustainability Training in Jakarta 

August 2015 - Unilever Indonesia and the BNI Bank of Indonesia are sponsoring a week-long face-to-face sustainability training session being offered August 18-22 in Jakarta, Indonesia by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP). Read more here.

Registration Now Open for Beta Testing of ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification

July 2015 - Registration is now open for sustainability professionals to participate in the beta test of a globally recognized Sustainability Professional Certification created through a collaborative, industry-wide initiative. Led by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the initiative has included input from hundreds of sustainability professionals and has the support of dozens of industry organizations, including the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Read more here.

International Society of Sustainability Professionals Announces New Leadership Team

June 2015 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has announced that a new leadership team has been elected by its Board of Directors. The new officers assume their roles as ISSP prepares to offer its ISSP Sustainability Professional Certifications to the industry later this year. Read more here.

ISSP Is Pleased to Receive AASHE Support of Sustainability Professional Certification

April 2015 - The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has announced its support of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) initiative in the creation of a Sustainability Professional Certification. AASHE supports the development of this program through engagement of its Advisory Council who will provide feedback on the certification’s development to represent the AASHE community at-large. Read more here.

ISSP To Offer Five-Day Training Session in Jakarta This Summer

April 2015 - In partnership with its Indonesia Chapter, ISSP will offer face-to-face training in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 18-22, 2015. This week-long training session includes five of the eight courses required for the ISSP Certificate Training Program, which blends sustainability concepts and practices with organizational change theory to provide participants with the leadership skills and knowledge to lead a sustainability program. Read more here.

ISSP Announces Additions to Board of Directors 

March 2015 - ISSP is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to our Board of Directors. Rob Andrejewski, Alejandro Florenzano, Erik Foley, and Simon Harvey bring with them a diverse set of skills and experience ranging from academia and systems analysis to strategic business collaboration and consultation to ISSP’s Board, expertise that will help further our mission of building a strong network of sustainability professionals. Read more here.

ISSP Launches Regional Chapter for Tennessee-Arkansas-Mississippi 

March 2015 - ISSP is working together with two of its members, Mary Singer and Dr. Sarah Lewis PhD, to form a new chapter of the organization covering the Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi regions. The inaugural meeting of the Tennessee-Arkansas-Mississippi chapter will be held in conjunction with the First Annual Earth Month Business Conference (EMBC) of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee on April 7th in Memphis. Read more here.

ReNewable Now Becomes Premier Media Partner of ISSP

February 2015 - ISSP announced that ReNewable Now has become the premier media partner of ISSP. Under the terms of the agreement, ReNewable Now and ISSP will partner on a variety of joint promotional and marketing efforts to bring sustainability news and information to their respective audiences. Read more here.

Dozens of Organizations and Individuals Declare Support of ISSP Sustainability Professionals Certification Program  

January 2015 - Since the beginning of the year, more than 50 organizations and individuals have declared their support of ISSP's certification development efforts. Additionally, ISSP Executive Director Maureen Hart was invited to Washington DC by the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) to present details of the certification program. Read more here.

Momentum Grows As ISSP Certification Program For Sustainability Pros Takes Shape  

January 2015 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) will begin administering beta exams in the spring of 2015 with the goal of formally launching the ISSP Sustainability Professionals Certification Program in November 2015. Read more here

2014 News Releases

Sustainability Professionals Gather for Inspiration, Networking and Sharing Best Practices at ISSP Conference 2014

December 2014 - More than 200 sustainability professionals gathered for a “who's who” of sustainability at ISSP Conference 2014, held recently in Denver, Colorado. Read more here.

ISSP Helps Arpin Group Executives Chart a Greener Future

October 2014 - Arpin Group is the first company in the moving and transportation industry to utilize the S-CORE multi-purpose sustainability assessment tool. Read more here.

Less Than Two Weeks Remain Before ISSP Conference 2014 Gets Underway in Denver

October 2014 - Sustainability professionals from as far away as Australia, France, Germany, Nigeria and Sri Lanka are planning to attend ISSP Conference 2014, November 12-14, 2014 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Read more here.

ISSP Announces New Leadership Team and Additions to Board of Directors

July 2014 – The International Society of Sustainability Professionals has announced that a new leadership team has been elected by its board of directors. In addition, five new members were elected to the ISSP Board of Directors. Read more here.

Program Line-Up Announced for ISSP Conference 2014 to Be Held November 12-14 in Denver

June 2014 – An outstanding group of world renowned and regional experts will present on a variety of topics covering the hottest sustainability issues at ISSP Conference 2014, November 12-14, 2014 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado. To read more, click here.  

On-line Course Prepares Professionals to Be Licensed Users of S-CORE™ Sustainability Assessment Tool

June 2014 – Registration is now open for a four-week on-line course designed to prepare sustainability professionals to be licensed users of the powerful sustainability assessment tool, S-CORE™. S-CORE (Sustainability-Competency, Opportunity, Reporting & Evaluation) helps determine where organizations are on the road to sustainability, and identifies and prioritizes opportunities to accelerate their journey forward. Used by hundreds of organizations since it was first developed in 2005, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) recently added the on-line version of S-CORE to its repertoire of tools and resources as a benefit for its members. To read more, click here.

International Society of Sustainability Professionals Announces New Slate of Inductees to ISSP Sustainability Hall of FameTM

June 2014 – The International Society of Sustainability Professionals has announced the latest set of leaders in the sustainability profession who will join the ISSP Sustainability Hall of FameTM. The four new honorees will be inducted during a ceremony at ISSP Conference 2014, to be held November 12-14 in Denver, Colorado. As in past years, names of nominees were submitted by ISSP members and, after thorough review, the current class was selected by the ISSP Board of Directors. To find out more, click here.

S-CORE™ Sustainability Assessment Tool Added As Member Benefit By ISSP

April 2014 – S-CORE™ (Sustainability-Competency, Opportunity, Reporting & Evaluation) is a multi-purpose sustainability assessment tool that speeds up the implementation of organizational sustainable practices. A tool that works equally well for businesses and not-for-profits, S-CORE™ helps organizations determine where they are on the road to sustainability and identify and prioritize opportunities to accelerate their journey forward. The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has just added the on-line version of S-CORE™ to the repertoire of tools and resources available to its members. Moving the tool Into the public domain will accelerate the evolution of the database that organizations can use to benchmark their sustainability efforts. To read more, click here.   

International Society of Sustainability Professionals Invites Presentation Proposals for ISSP Conference 2014

March 2014 – The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is currently soliciting presentations for ISSP Conference 2014, to be held November 12 -14, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The deadline for ISSP's call for presentation papers has been extended to March 10. ISSP Conferences are an opportunity for sustainability practitioners, both internal and external, from all over the world to convene, network, learn and help shape the profession. More than 400 sustainability professionals from around the world are expected to attend. To read more, click here.

International Society of Sustainability Professionals Welcomes Maureen Hart As New Executive Director

February 2014 - Maureen Hart has been chosen by the Board of Directors of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) as the group's new Executive Director.  Hart replaces Marsha Willard, who served as ISSP's Executive Director since 2008.  Marsha will remain active with the group as a board member and Executive Director Emeritus of the group she helped establish in 2007.  To read more, click here

2013 News Releases

New Officers Elected As Strategic Planning Process for 2014 Gets Underway

July 2013 - The Board of Directors of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) recently restructured and has elected a slate of officers that will take a much more active role in leading the organization. Congratulations to the newly elected leaders of ISSP.

  • Dorothy Atwood, Board President
  • Julian Crawford, Board Vice President

  • Laurel Sukup, Board Secretary

  • Rick Woodward, Board Treasurer

  • Stephan Levitsky, Board Development Director

The restructuring will allow ISSP to more fully leverage the talents of its board members with an eye toward creating even more value for sustainability professionals worldwide. To read more, click here.

Sustainability Leaders to Gather in Chicago May 8-10 for ISSP Conference 2013

April 2013 - Here's a summary of keynote speakers, new Sustainability Hall of Fame inductees and sponsors in a preview of ISSP Conference 2013. Professional certification, integrated reporting, and corporate responses to climate adaptation and ecosystem services were just a few of the topics to be discussed by conference participants. Download a full copy of the news release below.

Four Sustainability Leaders Selected By Peers to Join International Society of Sustainability Professionals Sustainability Hall of Fame ™

February 2013 – ISSP announced the newest members of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame to be inducted in May 2013 at ISSP Conference 2013 in Chicago They are:

  • Alan AtKisson, President and CEO of AtKisson Group.
  • John Elkington, Founding Partner & Executive Chairman of Volans
  • Hazel Henderson, Founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC
  • L Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions

The ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to formally recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of sustainability and to the professionals who serve it. To read a full copy of the news release announcing the newest inductees, download a copy here.

Older News Releases From ISSP

New Sustainability Hall of Fame Established By The International Society of Sustainability Professionals
July 2011 - Five sustainability pioneers to be inducted as founding members of The ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of sustainability and to the professionals that serve it.  Read more here

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals Prepares to Launch Consultants Cohort
June 2011 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals will soon begin hosting the ISSP Consultants Cohort, a 12-month series of webinars and peer engagement sessions designed to increase the business success of sustainability consultants and help them build a support network with other ISSP members.  Read more here

Life Cycle Assessment Workshop Offered By International Society of Sustainability Professionals
May 2011 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is hosting a four-week on-line workshop that will introduce participants to the emerging science of life cycle assessment (LCA), which measures the environmental impacts of a product through all stages of its life, from cradle to grave.  Read more here

Finalists Announced for ISSP Pinnacle Award
May 2011 —Five industry leaders have been selected as finalists for the first ISSP Pinnacle Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the sustainability profession.  For a description of all of this year's Pinnacle Award finalists, click here.