ISSP makes a lot of news of its own. Here's a compilation of press releases we've issued over the years.
Two Industry Pioneers to Join ISSP’s Sustainability Hall of Fame(™)
October 2019 - ISSP today announced that two industry pioneers will join their Sustainability Hall of Fame(™), which was established in 2011 to formally recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the field and to the professionals who serve it. ISSP’s nomination process commenced in March of this year and the organization opened up the campaign to the public for the first time. Names were submitted and, after a thorough review, the latest cohort was selected by Committee. The 2019 inductees include: Janine Benyus & Vandana Shiva. Read more here.
ACCO & ISSP Announce First Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals
April 2019 - Earlier today, the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) announced that they will jointly convene a global congress to advance their respective fields and elevate the recognition of professionals as invaluable to successfully driving institutional progress on climate change and sustainability. The first-of-its-kind Congress will be held in Chicago on December 9-12, 2019. Read more here.
ISSP Sees Continued Momentum With New Leadership Team, First-Of-Its-Kind Member Survey And On-Demand Courses
July 2018 - ISSP today announced continued momentum with the election of its 2018-2019 Leadership Team, results obtained from their first-of-its-kind member survey, and newly available on-demand courses. The Leadership Team has already assumed their respective roles. ISSP’s Board of Directors has also just welcomed two new members who will be strengthening the connection with ISSP’s credentialing partner, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Sarah Alexander is the Senior Vice President of Credentialing and Certification at GBCI and will add her extensive credentialing experience to the ISSP Board. Harry Gordon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is the Vice Chair of the GBCI Board of Directors and and Chair of the GBCI Finance and Audit Committee. Read more here.
ISSP Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
February 2018 - ISSP is celebrating this quarter its tenth year in service. Established as a 501(c)(3) in 2008, ISSP was a pioneer in empowering, supporting and promoting the efforts of professionals making sustainability standard practice. What began as a volunteer-led initiative in the Pacific Northwest has grown to an organization with a dedicated staff and members all over the world that is now playing a crucial role in taking the field mainstream through certification, knowledge sharing, and research. Read more here.
ISSP Looks Forward To New Year and Putting its Partnership with GBCI into Action
January 2018 - ISSP is looking forward to the New Year and putting their partnership with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) into action. The two organizations will work to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of sustainability professionals everywhere, and cross-market their existing credentials. Top collaborations in 2018 will include: Leveraging their respective networks to raise awareness and use of sustainability best practices; and providing access to education and training to improve the skills of sustainability professionals. Read more here.
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals’ Credential Program Turns One on Heels of the Organization Joining Forces With Green Business Certification Inc.
December 2017 - ISSP is celebrating the one-year anniversary of launching its Sustainability Professional Credential Program. This milestone comes on the heels of the organization joining forces with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) to advance green and sustainable business practices through professional credentialing. Among the program’s main findings is that the new credentials are helping holders make career and industry changes like MBAs have for years. Read more here.
Green Business Certification Inc. and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Join Forces to Advance Green and Sustainable Practices
November 2017 - ISSP and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally, are joining forces to advance green and sustainable business practices through professional credentialing. With project teams and professionals in over 167 countries, GBCI will leverage its resources, capacity and experience to further enhance, scale and promote ISSP’s programs and credentials globally. Read more here.
2017-2018 Leadership Team Elected By ISSP
July 2017 - A new Leadership Team has been elected by the ISSP Board of Directors. The new officers assume their roles as the organization continues to grow its ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification Program and increase its capacity through partnerships with Organizational Members and Education Partners. Rob Andrejewski, ISSP-SA, Director of Sustainability at University of Richmond, Richmond, VA is now President of ISSP for the current 2017-2018 fiscal year. Read more here.
ISSP and Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Announce Strategic Partnership
May 2017 - ISSP and Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) announced a partnership that will advance their shared values and goal of working toward a future where society thrives within the limits of natural systems, and contributes effectively to their regeneration. The agreement serves as the basis for a working relationship which will make it easier and more affordable for ISSP and ACTS members to gain access to the other organization’s benefits and offers. Read more here.
ISSP Opens Registration for ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional Credential Exam
April 2017 - Applications are now being accepted for the ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP) credential exam. As part of the world’s first globally recognized certification program for sustainability professionals, ISSP-CSP designation recognizes candidates who have demonstrated a combination of sustainability-related work experience and formal education, provided recommendations from their peers, and have achieved a passing grade on both the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) and ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP) credential exams. Read more here.
ISSP Webinar Looks Into the Future with Sustainability’s Big Three
March 2017 - Three leading companies—Interface, Patagonia and Unilever—are making sustainability the cornerstone of their brands and are shaping the way that sustainable business is conducted all over the world. The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is proud to present a webinar on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET featuring executives from each of these industry giants as they explore how their companies have overcome old ways of thinking and a “business as usual” mindset. Read more here.
Association of Climate Change Officers and ISSP Announce Joint Membership & Partnership
March 2017 - The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the premier associations for climate change and sustainability professionals respectively, announced a partnership today that will advance their shared missions — to heighten the knowledge, skills, and professional growth of climate change and sustainability professionals across the globe. Read more here.
Eight New Members Join ISSP Board of Directors
February 2017 - ISSP has announced that eight new members have been elected to the ISSP Board of Directors. Two-year terms will be served by ISSP's newest board members from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Read more here.
Study Guide Now Available for ISSP Sustainability Associate Exam
February 2017 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals has announced the publication of the first in a series of two Study Guides designed to prepare ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification candidates for their credentialing exams. The 237-page ISSP-SA Study Guide, now available, is the most comprehensive preparation tool available for the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) exam. Read more here.
2016 News Releases
ISSP Launches Sustainability Professional Certification Program
November 2016 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) announced today the opening of registration for the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) credential exam. This launch is the result of a multi-year, open, transparent development process involving hundreds of sustainability professionals and partner organizations who have contributed to the content and administrative processes of the ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification program. Read more here.
New ISSP Education Partner Program Launched by ISSP
September 2016 - The new Education Partner Program introduced today by ISSP recognizes organizations that deliver superior education and training to existing and aspiring sustainability professionals. Through the program, ISSP provides its Education Partners with guidance about the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by sustainability professionals in a rapidly changing environment and provides expert insight into what employers of sustainability professionals are seeking. Read more here.
ISSP Launches New Organizational Membership Program
June 2016 - ISSP has introduced a new Organizational Membership category that provides companies and non-profit groups with an opportunity to support the mission of ISSP along with a package of benefits that includes enhanced access to the ISSP community and individual ISSP membership benefits for their employees. More than a dozen companies and not-for-profit organizations from around the world have already registered as ISSP Organizational Members. Read more here.
New Leadership Team Announced By ISSP
June 2016 - The ISSP Board of Directors has elected a new Leadership Team for ISSP’s 2016-2017 fiscal year. The new officers assume their roles with the continued growth of the ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification program as their top priority. Jeff Yorzyk, Senior Program Manager, Cardno Asset Management Group, Golden, CO is President of ISSP for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Read more here.
Momentum Builds for ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification
May 2016 - ISSP has released the names of the latest group of individuals who have successfully completed the beta test of the globally recognized ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification Program. Since beta testing of the certification program began last summer, more than 240 people worldwide have earned either an ISSP-SA or ISSP-CSP certification. Read more here.
ISSP Makes Additions to Board of Directors
March 2016 - ISSP announced that six new members have been elected to the ISSP Board of Directors. The new board members from Australia, Germany, Indonesia and the United States will serve two-year terms. Read more here.
First Cohort of Certified Sustainability Professionals Announced By ISSP
February 2016 - ISSP announced the names of more than 50 people in the first group to earn the ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP) designation. Earlier this year, ISSP honored the first group of more than 130 sustainability professionals who successfully qualified for ISSP-SA designation. Read more here.
High Demand Prompts Reopening of Beta Testing for ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification
January 2016 - International Society of Sustainability Professionals announces that it will accept more participants in its beta testing program as the first cohort completes process to become certified Sustainability Professionals. Read more here.
2015 News Releases
ISSP Welcomes Unilever Indonesia and BNI Bank as Sponsors of ISSP Sustainability Training in Jakarta
August 2015 - Unilever Indonesia and the BNI Bank of Indonesia are sponsoring a week-long face-to-face sustainability training session being offered August 18-22 in Jakarta, Indonesia by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP). Read more here.
Registration Now Open for Beta Testing of ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification
July 2015 - Registration is now open for sustainability professionals to participate in the beta test of a globally recognized Sustainability Professional Certification created through a collaborative, industry-wide initiative. Led by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the initiative has included input from hundreds of sustainability professionals and has the support of dozens of industry organizations, including the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Read more here.
International Society of Sustainability Professionals Announces New Leadership Team
June 2015 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has announced that a new leadership team has been elected by its Board of Directors. The new officers assume their roles as ISSP prepares to offer its ISSP Sustainability Professional Certifications to the industry later this year. Read more here.
ISSP Is Pleased to Receive AASHE Support of Sustainability Professional Certification
April 2015 - The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has announced its support of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) initiative in the creation of a Sustainability Professional Certification. AASHE supports the development of this program through engagement of its Advisory Council who will provide feedback on the certification’s development to represent the AASHE community at-large. Read more here.
ISSP To Offer Five-Day Training Session in Jakarta This Summer
April 2015 - In partnership with its Indonesia Chapter, ISSP will offer face-to-face training in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 18-22, 2015. This week-long training session includes five of the eight courses required for the ISSP Certificate Training Program, which blends sustainability concepts and practices with organizational change theory to provide participants with the leadership skills and knowledge to lead a sustainability program. Read more here.
ISSP Announces Additions to Board of Directors
March 2015 - ISSP is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to our Board of Directors. Rob Andrejewski, Alejandro Florenzano, Erik Foley, and Simon Harvey bring with them a diverse set of skills and experience ranging from academia and systems analysis to strategic business collaboration and consultation to ISSP’s Board, expertise that will help further our mission of building a strong network of sustainability professionals. Read more here.
ISSP Launches Regional Chapter for Tennessee-Arkansas-Mississippi
March 2015 - ISSP is working together with two of its members, Mary Singer and Dr. Sarah Lewis PhD, to form a new chapter of the organization covering the Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi regions. The inaugural meeting of the Tennessee-Arkansas-Mississippi chapter will be held in conjunction with the First Annual Earth Month Business Conference (EMBC) of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee on April 7th in Memphis. Read more here.
ReNewable Now Becomes Premier Media Partner of ISSP
February 2015 - ISSP announced that ReNewable Now has become the premier media partner of ISSP. Under the terms of the agreement, ReNewable Now and ISSP will partner on a variety of joint promotional and marketing efforts to bring sustainability news and information to their respective audiences. Read more here.
Dozens of Organizations and Individuals Declare Support of ISSP Sustainability Professionals Certification Program
January 2015 - Since the beginning of the year, more than 50 organizations and individuals have declared their support of ISSP's certification development efforts. Additionally, ISSP Executive Director Maureen Hart was invited to Washington DC by the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) to present details of the certification program. Read more here.
Momentum Grows As ISSP Certification Program For Sustainability Pros Takes Shape
January 2015 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) will begin administering beta exams in the spring of 2015 with the goal of formally launching the ISSP Sustainability Professionals Certification Program in November 2015. Read more here.
2014 News Releases
Sustainability Professionals Gather for Inspiration, Networking and Sharing Best Practices at ISSP Conference 2014
December 2014 - More than 200 sustainability professionals gathered for a “who's who” of sustainability at ISSP Conference 2014, held recently in Denver, Colorado. Read more here.
ISSP Helps Arpin Group Executives Chart a Greener Future
October 2014 - Arpin Group is the first company in the moving and transportation industry to utilize the S-CORE multi-purpose sustainability assessment tool. Read more here.
Less Than Two Weeks Remain Before ISSP Conference 2014 Gets Underway in Denver
October 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. Read more here.
ISSP Announces New Leadership Team and Additions to Board of Directors
July 2014 – The International Society of Sustainability Professionals has announced that a new leadership team has been elected by its board of directors. In addition, five new members were elected to the ISSP Board of Directors. Read more here.
Program Line-Up Announced for ISSP Conference 2014 to Be Held November 12-14 in Denver
June 2014 – An outstanding group of world renowned and regional experts will present on a variety of topics covering the hottest sustainability issues at ISSP Conference 2014, November 12-14, 2014 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Read more here.
On-line Course Prepares Professionals to Be Licensed Users of S-CORE™ Sustainability Assessment Tool
June 2014 – Registration is now open for a four-week on-line course designed to prepare sustainability professionals to be licensed users of the powerful sustainability assessment tool, S-CORE™. S-CORE (Sustainability-Competency, Opportunity, Reporting & Evaluation) helps determine where organizations are on the road to sustainability, and identifies and prioritizes opportunities to accelerate their journey forward. Used by hundreds of organizations since it was first developed in 2005, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) recently added the on-line version of S-CORE to its repertoire of tools and resources as a benefit for its members. To read more, click here.
International Society of Sustainability Professionals Announces New Slate of Inductees to ISSP Sustainability Hall of FameTM
June 2014 – The International Society of Sustainability Professionals has announced the latest set of leaders in the sustainability profession who will join the ISSP Sustainability Hall of FameTM. The four new honorees will be inducted during a ceremony at ISSP Conference 2014, to be held November 12-14 in Denver, Colorado. 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. To find out more, click here.
S-CORE™ Sustainability Assessment Tool Added As Member Benefit By ISSP
April 2014 – S-CORE™ (Sustainability-Competency, Opportunity, Reporting & Evaluation) is a multi-purpose sustainability assessment tool that speeds up the implementation of organizational sustainable practices. A tool that works equally well for businesses and not-for-profits, S-CORE™ helps organizations determine where they are on the road to sustainability and identify and prioritize opportunities to accelerate their journey forward. The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has just added the on-line version of S-CORE™ to the repertoire of tools and resources available to its members. Moving the tool Into the public domain will accelerate the evolution of the database that organizations can use to benchmark their sustainability efforts. To read more, click here.
International Society of Sustainability Professionals Invites Presentation Proposals for ISSP Conference 2014
March 2014 – The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is currently soliciting presentations for ISSP Conference 2014, to be held November 12 -14, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The deadline for ISSP's call for presentation papers has been extended to March 10. ISSP Conferences are an opportunity for sustainability practitioners, both internal and external, from all over the world to convene, network, learn and help shape the profession. More than 400 sustainability professionals from around the world are expected to attend. To read more, click here.
International Society of Sustainability Professionals Welcomes Maureen Hart As New Executive Director
February 2014 - Maureen Hart has been chosen by the Board of Directors of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) as the group's new Executive Director. Hart replaces Marsha Willard, who served as ISSP's Executive Director since 2008. Marsha will remain active with the group as a board member and Executive Director Emeritus of the group she helped establish in 2007. To read more, click here.
2013 News Releases
New Officers Elected As Strategic Planning Process for 2014 Gets Underway
July 2013 - The Board of Directors of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) recently restructured and has elected a slate of officers that will take a much more active role in leading the organization. Congratulations to the newly elected leaders of ISSP.
Dorothy Atwood, Board President
Julian Crawford, Board Vice President
Laurel Sukup, Board Secretary
Rick Woodward, Board Treasurer
Stephan Levitsky, Board Development Director
The restructuring will allow ISSP to more fully leverage the talents of its board members with an eye toward creating even more value for sustainability professionals worldwide. To read more, click here.
Sustainability Leaders to Gather in Chicago May 8-10 for ISSP Conference 2013
April 2013 - Here's a summary of keynote speakers, new Sustainability Hall of Fame inductees and sponsors in a preview of ISSP Conference 2013. Professional certification, integrated reporting, and corporate responses to climate adaptation and ecosystem services were just a few of the topics to be discussed by conference participants. To read more, click here.
Four Sustainability Leaders Selected By Peers to Join International Society of Sustainability Professionals Sustainability Hall of Fame ™
February 2013 – ISSP announced the newest members of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame to be inducted in May 2013 at ISSP Conference 2013 in Chicago They are:
Alan AtKisson, President and CEO of AtKisson Group.
John Elkington, Founding Partner & Executive Chairman of Volans
Hazel Henderson, Founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC
L Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions
The ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame 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. To read more, click here.
Older News Releases From ISSP
New Sustainability Hall of Fame Established By The International Society of Sustainability Professionals
July 2011 - Five sustainability pioneers to be inducted as founding members of The ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of sustainability and to the professionals that serve it. Read more here.
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals Prepares to Launch Consultants Cohort
June 2011 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals will soon begin hosting the ISSP Consultants Cohort, a 12-month series of webinars and peer engagement sessions designed to increase the business success of sustainability consultants and help them build a support network with other ISSP members. Read more here.
Life Cycle Assessment Workshop Offered By International Society of Sustainability Professionals
May 2011 - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is hosting a four-week on-line workshop that will introduce participants to the emerging science of life cycle assessment (LCA), which measures the environmental impacts of a product through all stages of its life, from cradle to grave. Read more here.
Finalists Announced for ISSP Pinnacle Award
May 2011 —Five industry leaders have been selected as finalists for the first ISSP Pinnacle Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the sustainability profession. Read more here.