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

Meetings
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,...
September 26, 2016 - 6:00pm ISSP Greater NYC Chapter: Idle Threat, Award Winning Documentary
Produced and directed by George Pakenham. the award-winning documentary, Idle Threat recounts Pakenham’s bold struggle with the City of New York and the NYPD to enforce New York’s law against engine idling, which local authorities have been ignoring for decades. A Wall Street banker, Pakenham takes up an eco-crusade in this David and Goliath story in order to mitigate the...
October 20, 2016 - 8:00am ISSP Greater NYC Chapter: Sustainability For Competitive Advantage: How Sustainability Delivers Short- and Long-Term Value
Join us for our next Leaders In Sustainability event featuring Tensie Whelan, Director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of Business and Society. Whelan shares her insights on how embedding sustainability into a company’s core business strategy is driving innovation, risk reduction, employee and supplier loyalty, positive societal impact and...
October 28, 2016 - 11:30am New England Chapter Green Bag Lunch: Food Foolish: The Hidden Connection between Hunger, Food Waste, and Climate Change
Hunger, food security, climate emissions and water shortages are anything but foolish topics. The way we systematically waste food in the face of these challenges, however, is one of humankind's unintended but most foolish practices. John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer at United Technologies Corporation and co-author of the book Food Foolish, will share the...
Courses
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...
January 10, 2017 - 9:00am COURSE: Assessing Organizational Sustainability Using S-CORE™ (January 2017)
This course provides sustainability professionals with an understanding of how to assess an organization's progress on the path to sustainability, identify new opportunities and develop a plan for the next stage of the journey, using ISSP’s S-CORE™ assessment.  Click here for more information about S-CORE™.  Participants will learn how sustainability should weave itself into...
Webinars
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...