ISSP Indonesia Chapter LogoIn 2013, the ISSP Indonesia Chapter organized and hosted the Indonesia Sustainability Forum, which attracted more than 150 participants from businesses, governmental bodies and NGOs in the region.

In August 2015, Unilever Indonesia and the BNI Bank of Indonesia sponsored a week-long face-to-face Sustainability Training Session in Jakarta organized by the ISSP Indonesia Chapter. Instructors included members of the ISSP Leadership Team from Australia and the United States.

Indonesia Chapter Hosts Hugely Successful Sustainability Training Session In Jakarta

Congratulations to the ISSP Indonesia Chapter - ISSP's first and largest local member chapter - for hosting five days of ISSP Sustainability Certificate training In August 2015. Maria Dian Nurani, ISSP Indonesia's Secretariat General, did a superb job of attracting excellent participants, securing sponsorships, and coordinating the training logistics. Sponsors and participants represented some of Indonesia's most forward-looking organizations including Unilever Indonesia Foundation, BNI Bank of Indonesia, UN Global Compact - Indonesia, and Adaro, a leading Indonesian energy company.

The participants were experienced sustainability professionals that actively contributed to engaging discussions with pertinent work examples and thoughtful questions. They were eloquent, highly energetic, fun and funny throughout all five consecutive days of training. The training topics were from the core of the ISSP educational curriculum, including: systems thinking, leadership skills, sustainability planning, sustainability management systems and S-CORE.

The instructors, Marsha Willard and Dorothy Atwood from the United States, were joined for two days by Julian Crawford from Australia. The Indonesian hosts thoughtfully provided transportation through challenging - some would say self-organizing - Jakarta traffic to excellent training locations. Lunch was a delicious array of Indonesian foods. Dinners included a chance to see both the old Dutch Batavia and one of Jakarta's largest shining new seven-story shopping malls.

The five days of training were capped by a sixth day of fascinating site visits including a community urban farm in the heart of Jakarta and a collaborative waste bank where discarded packaging is transformed to handbags, toiletry kits, and shopping bags.

Thank you Maria and ISSP Indonesia for a wonderfully successful training event.

Download a brochure about the Jakarta training session here.

What Participants Had To Say About the Training ...

“Great learnings! This ISSP training gave me so much information, knowledge, and tools to help me build sustainability projects/strategies at my office. Thanks ISSP.” - Leonard Panjaitan, BNI

“ISSP certificate training program sharpened my ability to support any organization in assessing, planning and reporting its sustainability.” – Anonymous

“Being a sustainability professional is a continuous journey. This training gives you the comprehensive yet practical tools for the journey.” – Sinta Kaniawati, Unilever

“[The ISSP training program was] really engaging on how to think in a sustainable manner, to be a leader, planning sustainable criteria and addressing the issues within the organization.” – Dewa Gde Bagus P.P.

“The ISSP Certification Training Program is [highly] recommended for sustainability professionals in Indonesia. The trainers delivered advanced, yet practical, knowledge and skills.” - Anonymous