Our Vision: 

A Future Where Sustainability Is Standard Practice

Our Mission: 

Empowering professionals to advance sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe.

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association of sustainability professionals. We work to make sustainability standard practice through empowering professionals to advance sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe. As a professional association, ISSP improves the skills of sustainability practitioners through ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification, education, knowledge sharing, research, and professional credentials.

We achieve this through:

  • Professional Development: Providing sustainability education, training, webinars and professional development opportunities
  • Membership: Linking sustainability professionals sharing best practices and innovation, locally and around the world
  • Sustainability Professional Certification: A globally recognized industry-wide initiaitve to advance the skills, knowledge and abilities and recognizes the achievement and competency for both new and experienced professionals 
  • Resources & Research: Providing tools and resources for advancing sustainability
  • Partnerships & Policies: Working with other sustainability-related organizations to extend our reach

ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward through building strong networks and communities of practice. Webinars, online courses, a sustainability professional certification, sustainability professional’s body of knowledge, special reports, resource directories, salary surveys and the ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification Program are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts almost 1000 members from every region of the world. Members share resources and best practices, and develop themselves professionally.

ISSP is an independent 501(c)(3).  Membership in ISSP is for individuals although we welcome organizations (businesses, nonprofits, educational and other institutions) that are interested in providing memberships to their employees. For individual membership rates, see the Membership registration page.  For group rates, contact us.

More About ISSP:

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