ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame
ISSP's Sustainability Hall of Fame formally recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the sustainability profession. An honor conferred upon them by their peers, these dedicated professionals have significantly advanced the effort to make sustainability standard practice.
Members of the Sustainability Hall of Fame
How are Inductees Nominated?
Periodically, ISSP invites its membership to submit individuals for consideration. Nominees need to have demonstrated excellence through service, research, innovation, advancement of the case for sustainability; participation in the adoption of sustainability in sectors or regions; and/or contribution to the definition of the profession. Such individuals meet the following criteria:
Experience: The individual has been working in the field for a number of years and has developed a reputation for expertise.
Education: The individual promotes sustainability through teaching and/or speaking.
Innovation: The individual has developed tools, models, products, or processes that contribute to the adoption or implementation of sustainability.
Reach: The individual has had an impact on a significant number of individuals of organizations in terms of advancing sustainability.
Publications: The individual has contributed to the body of knowledge in sustainability through the publication of books, articles and/or research.
Service: The individual contributes time and expertise to the advancement of the sustainability profession, the development of people working in the field, or the adoption of sustainability in organizations and/or communities.
The nomination form includes a place for members to provide a short rationale for each submission. Once the nomination period has closed, the ISSP Nominating Committee narrows down the final list to those who most closely meet the evaluation criteria. The final slate of candidates is then presented to the ISSP Board for final selection through a balloting process. Finally, ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame inductees are invited to ISSP’s Global Congress, where they formally receive the award.