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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.
ISSP Board Member Ira Feldman Participates in EPA Listening Session on Sustainability
March 2012 - Last year a National Academy of Sciences panel issued a report to US EPA with recommendations about incorporating sustainability across all of the Agency's programs and activities. EPA is now conducting a number of "listening sessions" with invited experts and stakeholders in order to develop a response to the recommendations. On Thursday, March 15, ISSP management team and board member Ira Feldman will participate in an EPA listening session on disclosure, information and sustainability reporting. Others invited to this session include Mike Wallace of GRI, Curtis Ravenel of Bloomberg and Jeff Burke of the National P2 Roundtable.
ISSP's Sustainability Lexicon Project (tm) Ready For Next Steps
August 2011 - With an initial scoping and baseline phase nearing completion, ISSP's Sustainability Lexicon Project (tm) will reach a significant milepost at the ISSP Conference 2011 in Portland, Oregon this September. Read more about the project and about how you can get involved here.
ISSP Establishes Sustainability Hall of Fame (tm)
July 2011 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals has established the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame (tm) as a way to formally recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of sustainability and to the professionals that serve it. Read about the founding members 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 . Read more here.
ISSP Executive Director, Marsha Willard, interviewed by Triple Pundit
February 2011 —Sustainability blog Triple Pundit asked Marsha Willard to talk about how organizations are addressing sustainability. See the interview here.
July 10, 2013 - Sustainable Business Oregon editor Andy Giegerich reports on projects ahead for members of the recently installed ISSP Leadership Team. In this article, Andy explores ISSP initiatives such as local chapter formation and its work on the Sustainability Body of Knowledge as part of efforts to drive industry wide dialogue about certification of the profession. http://bit.ly/1ae8SGz
June 14, 2012 - ISSP president and executive director Marsha Willard was recently interviewed by Tim Lehmann, a doctoral candidate in Organizational Studies at St. Gallen University in Switzerland. The topic? What it takes to be a sustainability professional. Check out a podcast of their conversation at the Website of Oikos, the international student organization for sustainable economics and management.
September 26, 2011 - Here's an on-the-ground report from the ISSP Conference 2011 in Portland, focusing on the induction of the first five members of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame (tm) that occurred at the event. Reporting by Paul Studebaker, editor-in-chief of Sustainable Plant. http://bit.ly/qgHmqj
September 19, 2011 - The Sustainability Lexicon Project by ISSP is given credit as perhaps the most interesting effort to get the language of sustainability right in an article by CSR Hub writer Carol Pierson Holding and reposted at the Triple Pundit Website. http://bit.ly/ob9N3M
September 15, 2011 - In response to a growing need to move the world toward sustainable development and sustainable practices, a whole new professional track has emerged in the last decade. In a guest editorial for Sustainable Business Oregon, ISSP executive director Marsha Willard outlines what it will take to be successful as a sustainability professional in the years ahead. http://bit.ly/peKCYS
August 22, 2011 - An overview of ISSP's first five years and a preview of ISSP Conference 2011 are highlighted in an interview of ISSP executive director Marsha Willard by Paul Studebaker, editor-in-chief of Sustainable Plant. http://bit.ly/nZBixg
August 8, 2011 - ISSP members teach sustainable business practices at Austin Polytech, a vo-ed school focusing on high-skills manufacturing in Chicago. http://austintalks.org/2011/08/austin-polytech-creating-healthy-futures/
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