Here's a collection off earned media about ISSP from a variety of media over the years.
October 9, 2018 – Maureen Hart, ISSP's former executive director, discusses the importance of systems thinking (vs. narrow, short-term thinking) and balance in both environmental and social systems as fundamental to sustainability on the Y on Earth podcast. In her discussion with Aaron Perry, she makes the business case for sustainability – especially with the rising tide of Certified B-Corporations.
March 2, 2018 – ISSP Executive Director Maureen Hart is quoted in the GreenBiz article, Green jobs are alive and well, and these 6 companies prove it. “In spite of or perhaps because of the current political climate, the private sector appears to be increasingly embracing the responsibility of evaluating and responding to environmental and social sustainability-related risks," Hart said. “These include risks to supply chains and resources, risks to customer bases, risks to facilities and employees, and reputational risk if organizations are seen as being part of the problem rather than the solution."
February 22, 2018 – GreenBiz included descriptions of the ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP professional credentials, and quoted ISSP Executive Director Maureen Hart article, in an article titled Is a green MBA worth your time and money? The article discussed green MBAs and alternative paths to effecting sustainability transformation: “This is an area where the ISSP Sustainability Associate credential can be particularly useful for individuals who do not have a sustainability-related degree, as it shows that the individual has the basic knowledge required to integrate sustainability into their work, even if ‘sustainability’ isn’t a primary component of their job, since sustainability needs to be everyone’s responsibility."
April 13, 2017 – The Portland Press Herald quoted ISSP Executive Director Maureen Hart in an article about two Maine colleges that focus on sustainability and the environment. Said Maureen, “The number of businesses worldwide that are adopting sustainability practices has grown exponentially in the past decade, creating a need for more professionals with the expertise to guide them.” Read the full article here.
September 27, 2016 - In an article on the Study International website, which focuses on news for international students, ISSP founder and former ISSP Executive Director Marsha Willard is quoted about the maturation of the sustainability profession and the inclusion of sustainability in higher education offerings. As Marsha points out, the power of a degree in sustainability is “increasing as each day passes."
September 16, 2016 - Observations from ISSP Executive Director Maureen Hart are included in a CEO Update article about how associations are pursuing a wide range of strategies to educate members and measure the environmental, social and economic impacts of industries. “It’s not just about reducing your energy or waste,” Maureen said. “A lot of it has to do with changing the culture (of an organization) and being able to make the business case for sustainability.”
August 31, 2015 - ISSP Board Member Kathleen Shaver is an expert on compliance issues. She has worked at some of the world's leading companies, including AlliedSignal, Honeywell, Mattel and Cisco. She’s also taken on another important new role, as chairwoman of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition. In a recent interview with Heather Clancy of GreenBiz, Kathleen talked about her passion for employee engagement, some of her accomplishments, and what lies ahead.
April 1, 2015 - ISSP member Mary Singer of CRG Sustainable Solutions recently partnered with ISSP board member Dr. Sarah Lewis PhD, to form a new chapter of ISSP covering the Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi regions. The pair hosted the inaugural meeting of the new chapter in conjunction with the First Annual Earth Month Business Conference this past April in Memphis. In a guest column printed by The Memphis Daily News, Mary makes the business case for sustainability.
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. Here's Andy's article.
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.
March 15, 2012 - ISSP Board Member Ira Feldman Participates in EPA Listening Session on Sustainability: 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.
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.