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

Courses
February 28, 2017 - 11:00am COURSE: Stakeholder Engagement Strategies 2017: Employee Engagement
Stakeholder Engagement is an essential component of risk reduction and opportunity optimization for organizations.  In addition, it is a requirement of sustainability reporting under frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standard’s Board (SASB).  ISSP’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategies series is designed to provide...
March 22, 2017 - 11:00am COURSE: Stakeholder Engagement Strategies 2017: Supply Chain Engagement
Stakeholder Engagement is an essential component of risk reduction and opportunity optimization for organizations.  In addition, it is a requirement of sustainability reporting under frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standard’s Board (SASB).  ISSP’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategies series is designed to provide the...
April 4, 2017 - 10:00am COURSE: Biomimicry | Pathway to Sustainability... Learning from Nature (April 2017)
Biomimicry is an old practice and new discipline of looking to nature for sustainable solutions to human challenges. Self-cleaning paint inspired by lotus leaves, networks that emulate slime mold, and management principles inspired by honeybees are a few examples. A growing number of people are applying lessons from nature’s treasure trove of tried-and-true solutions to spur...
May 5, 2017 - 10:00am COURSE: Life Cycle Assessment 101 | A Simulated Approach (May 2017)
Gain an understanding of the scope, challenges and possibilities of applying life cycle assessment to decision-making processes. This is an introductory course on life cycle assessment. Participants will learn the steps involved and gain an understanding of the scope, challenges and possibilities in applying life cycle assessment to decision-making processes. Participants will...
September 5, 2017 - 10:00am COURSE: SPaRK Sustainability Plan and Reporting Kit (September 2017)
Walk through the steps of creating a comprehensive sustainability plan: from justification for your sustainability efforts, through impacts assessment and determination of measures. The resulting plan also sets you up for reliable and pain free reporting. At the end of the course you will have a “draft” plan and experience applying each of the key steps of the process. As part...
November 6, 2017 - 4:00pm COURSE: Leadership Skills for Change Agents (November 2017)
Connect the dots between timeless leadership practices and how to transform an organization to a sustainability culture. The “Leadership Skills for Change Agents“ course prepares sustainability professionals at any level in the organizational hierarchy, and external consultants / advisors, to lead an organizational change toward a sustainable enterprise. It helps...
Webinars
March 14, 2017 - 8:00am FREE WEBINAR: ISSP Certification Info Session for Europe + US time zones
As ISSP moves forward with our Professional Certification program for sustainability professionals, we’re offering free informational webinars designed to help those in the sustainability field get involved! The webinars will detail where development of the Professional Certification stands, provide insight into the certification process, and let supporters hear from one...
March 14, 2017 - 5:00pm FREE WEBINAR: ISSP Certification Info Session for Asia Pacific + US time zones
As ISSP moves forward with our Professional Certification program for sustainability professionals, we’re offering free informational webinars designed to help those in the sustainability field get involved! The webinars will detail where development of the Professional Certification stands, provide insight into the certification process, and let supporters hear from one...
March 22, 2017 - 11:00am WEBINAR: Carbon Accounting: Calculate, Reduce, Offset, and Disclose Your CO2 Emissions
Carbon Accounting is a vital tool in enabling organizations to measure and report on their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As the need to respond to the causes and impacts of climate change becomes increasingly urgent, emissions calculations and inventories are a vital first step towards mastering climatic risk. WEBINAR: Carbon Accounting: Calculate, Reduce, Offset, and...
May 18, 2017 - 11:00am WEBINAR: Paris, Climate Action, and Developments in Global Renewable Energy Markets
Spurred by WRI’s Scope 2 Guidance, CDP’s new climate action requirements, and the Paris Agreement—not to mention a falling price environment—corporations are going big on renewables.  While U.S. domestic interest in contracts like power purchase agreements (PPAs) remains high in spite of uncertainties surrounding the Trump administration, many other global markets are emerging...
Meetings
March 15, 2017 - 10:00am ISSP Information Session - March 15, 10amPT (US)
This orientation session lasts 45-60 minutes and gives participants a chance to meet other members, learn about ISSP and its mission, and discover how to use the ISSP web site to both find and contribute materials to our professional library. March 15th @ 10am PT US (Pacific Coast Time-USA). All members - new, returning, prospective - are welcome to join our free, web-based...
March 15, 2017 - 5:30pm ISSP Portland Chapter Meeting - March
The ISSP Portland Chapter is organizing regular networking gatherings to connect, learn and share ideas. You are cordially invited to join us for our next gathering on Wednesday March 15, 2017 from 5:30-7:00p. Location: Portland State University campus Room 541 Market Center Building 1600 SW 4th st Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 – 7:00 PM While there is no charge for the meeting,...
May 17, 2017 - 5:30pm ISSP Portland Chapter Meeting - May
The ISSP Portland Chapter is organizing regular networking gatherings to connect, learn and share ideas. You are cordially invited to join us for our next gathering on Wednesday May 17, 2017 from 5:30-7:00p. Location: Portland State University campus Room 541 Market Center Building 1600 SW 4th st Wednesday, May 17,  5:30 – 7:00 PM While there is no charge for the meeting, pre-...
May 20, 2017 - 9:45am ISSP DC Chapter: Experience the Living Building Challenge at the Alice Ferguson Foundation
Join the ISSP DC Chapter for a tour of one of only 12 structures in the world that have met the Living Building Challenge (LBC). This private event at The Alice Ferguson Foundation, located on the Potomac River, includes a panel discussion of experts. They will share technical details of the LBC, the development of the building and the certification process, and the relevance...