Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors Set To Travel From Around the World

to Join Gathering of International Society of Sustainability Professionals 


HARTFORD, CT (October 29, 2014) – Sustainability professionals from as far away as Australia, France, Germany, Nigeria and Sri Lanka are planning to attend ISSP Conference 2014, November 12-14, 2014 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado.


Presented by The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the conference will feature an exciting set of pre-conference activities, prominent keynote speakers, stellar plenary sessions, induction of a new group of industry leaders into the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame ™, an impressive exhibit pavilion, and lots of networking among peers.


Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to an information rich selection of expert panel presentations, break-out sessions, plenaries, keynote presentations and workshops. Confirmed keynote speakers include:


  • Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group Inc. Joel is an award-winning author and a leading voice on the intersection of sustainable business, clean technology and innovation. He hosts’s annual GreenBiz Forum as well as the VERGE conferences produced around the world by his company, and is author of the annual “State of Green Business” report.


  • Andrew Mangan, Executive Director, United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD). Andrew is co-founder of the USBCSD, a non-profit association of businesses launched in 2002 whose purpose is to create and deliver value driven sustainable development projects in the United States.


ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame

A highlight of the conference will be the induction of four new honorees into the ISSP Sustainability Hall of FameTM which was established in 2011 to formally recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of sustainability and to the professionals who serve it. As in past years, names of nominees were submitted by ISSP members and, after thorough review, the current class was selected by the ISSP Board of Directors. They are:


  • Susan Burns, CEO of Global Footprint Network. Over the last decade Susan has built Global Footprint Network into one of the leading and most respected scientific organizations in the world addressing global ecological limits.


  • Jeffrey Hollender, Founder and CEO of Hollender Sustainable Brands. Hollender Sustainable Brands has developed and markets Sustain condoms, the first US brand of condoms that is certified to be fairtrade, free of chemicals of concern and sustainably produced.


  • Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group Inc. Joel is an award-winning author and a leading voice on the intersection of sustainable business, clean technology and innovation.


  • Mathis Wackernagel, Co-Creator of the Ecological Footprint and President of Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think-tank. Global Footprint Network focuses on bringing about a sustainable human economy in which all can live well within the means of one planet.


These four sustainability leaders will join the current members of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame. For a listing of all members of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame, please click here.


Sessions throughout the two days of the conference in Denver will feature experts exploring hot topics in sustainability from a variety of perspectives. For a look at the complete line-up of conference presenters, please visit


Commenting on the conference, ISSP executive director Maureen Hart says, “We really appreciate all the wonderful support we've received from our great group of sponsors and exhibitors. I would encourage all sustainability professionals who would like to connect with peers from around the globe to join us next month in Denver. There will be plenty of opportunities to network, brainstorm and share best practices with others who are out there every day affecting positive change.”


Great Line-Up of Sponsors and Exhibitors

At a vendor exposition during both days of the conference, a variety of organizations will be displaying the latest sustainability-related products, equipment, services and educational opportunities. A few exhibitor spots remain available in the last days before the event. Sponsors and exhibitors include:

Presenting Sponsor: Jigsaw Fund.

Speaker Sponsors: Arpin Group, Xcel Energy.

Meal/Break-Out Session Sponsors: Cisco, IHS.

Exhibitors: Bard Sustainability MBA, Crouse and Associates, Everblue, FOR Solutions, IREM Sustainability Program, Presidio Graduate School, Nokero Solar Light Bulbs, PennVest, Patel College of Global Sustainability, Virginia Tech.

Media Sponsors: BioCycle, Environmental Leader,, Triple Pundit.

Pre-Conference Activities

In addition to the great line-up of conference topics and content, ISSP and its Denver member host committee have arranged a variety of exciting activities for those registrants who choose to arrive in Denver a day early, including:


  • Green Tours of Denver: By bus or on foot, join other conference participants on one of two different tours of Denver's green buildings and sustainability projects.

  • Pre-Conference Meet & Greet: Renew acquaintances with old friends and make some new ones at an informal reception for attendees on Wednesday evening. Join us from 6–9 pm for a no-host gathering at Katie Mullen's Irish Restaurant and Pub, conveniently located in the same building as the Sheraton.

For more information about these pre-conference activities, please visit

Time is running out to register for ISSP Conference 2014. For more information and to register now, please visit


About ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward through building strong networks and communities of practice. Webinars, online courses, sustainability certificate, sustainability professional’s body of knowledge, special reports, resource directories, and salary surveys are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts hundreds of members from every region of the world. Members share resources and best practices, and develop themselves professionally. For more information about ISSP, its offerings and ISSP Conference 2014, please visit