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 podacast. In her discussion with Aaron Perry, she makes the business case for sustainability – especially with the rising tide of Certified B-Corporations. 

September 28, 2018 – A byline penned by ISSP Board of Directors President Jeff Yorzyk ran in a USA Today "Sustainable Living" insertThe piece was entitled, Corporations Turn to Regenerative Change for Long-Term Viability.

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.

April 1, 2017 – Montclair University is an ISSP Educational Partner. Here’s the news release from Montclair that describes its 32-credit, online graduate program in sustainability science that begins in fall 2017. The news release highlights that the new program is recognized by both the ISSP and the National Professional Science Master's Association.


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.” 

February 1, 2016 - Historically underprivileged communities are among the most heavily impacted by the problems that sustainability professionals seek to address. In this guest article for Triple Pundit, ISSP Executive Director Maureen Hart talks about how ISSP is doing its part to rectify the continuing socioeconomic and racial stratification in academia and the professional world. Maureen points out that the ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification program ensures that those working in the sustainability field are highly trained and have the skills needed to tackle environmental, social and economic injustice.

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.


August 31, 2015 - A lot of organizations ‘get’ environmental sustainability, issues related to natural resources, climate change, toxics and waste. It’s tangible, and nature sets the bar for sustainability. But many organizations in the developed world struggle to understand what social sustainability has to do with them. What is social sustainability anyway, and how can it contribute to a healthier triple bottom line? Find out in this article by ISSP co-founder Darcy Hitchcock published by Triple Pundit.  

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.


December 16, 2014 – Triple Pundit correspondent Devon Bertram provides an in-depth look at two tools featured at ISSP Conference 2014. S-CORE from ISSP and the Future-Fit Business Benchmark from 3-D Investment Foundation and The Natural Step Canada are both featured in Devon's article.  

March 25, 2014 - ISSP's own Executive Director Maureen Hart recently spent some time talking to Peter Arpin, host of ReNewable Now, a weekly radio show based in Rhode Island that focuses on the business side of green. Listen to Maureen's interview here.

January 22, 2014 - Engineering News-Record (ENR) named William A. (Bill) Wallace, a chemical engineer and member of ISSP's Board of Directors, a “Top 25 Newsmaker” for his work as the primary designer of the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System. Envision is a unique rating tool that the design and construction industry is embracing to rate sustainability across many types of infrastructure for the first time.


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 26, 2011 - Here's an on-the-ground report from the ISSP Conference 2011 in Portland, focusing on the induction of the first five members of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame (tm) that occurred at the event. Reporting by Paul Studebaker, editor-in-chief of Sustainable Plant. 


September 19, 2011 - The Sustainability Lexicon Project by ISSP is given credit as perhaps the most interesting effort to get the language of sustainability right in an article by CSR Hub writer Carol Pierson Holding and reposted at the Triple Pundit Website.

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. 

August 22, 2011 - An overview of ISSP's first five years and a preview of ISSP Conference 2011 are highlighted in an interview of ISSP executive director Marsha Willard by Paul Studebaker, editor-in-chief of Sustainable Plant.

August 8, 2011 - ISSP members teach sustainable business practices at Austin Polytech, a vo-ed school focusing on high-skills manufacturing in Chicago.

February 2011 - ISSP Executive Director, Marsha Willard, interviewed by Triple Pundit: Sustainability blog Triple Pundit asked Marsha Willard to talk about how organizations are addressing sustainability.  See the interview here.

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