With the shift to the green economy and increasing demands for corporate responsibility, the sustainability profession has become one of the fastest growing professional occupations in the world.
Universities, colleges and private educational institutions are responding to this trend, with over 50,000 sustainability-related professionals in Canada seeking out professional networks, training, and certificate programs.
The International Society for Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading network for sustainability professionals. The organization was founded back in 2007 by global sustainability thought leaders such as Bob Willard, Gwen Hallsmith and Hunter Lovins, and Alan AtKisson. Based in the US, ISSP provides professional development training, networking, and two levels of professional credentials for those in the sustainability field, the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) and the ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP).
Sustainability Resources, an Alberta-based non-profit is now championing the development of an Alberta Chapter of ISSP to provide access to professional development, networking and training to professionals in Alberta.
Lisa Fox, the Executive Director of Sustainability Resources is a respected leader in the field and has built a website for the Chapter to help drive local membership, host industry leadership events, and provide access to training and professional development events.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to create a supportive professional network for the hardworking professionals leading the transition in our Alberta Economy. This is an important time in Alberta, and our industry leaders need this kind of support” says Fox.
To learn more about the Chapter, become a member, and to register for upcoming events you can visit their new website: http://albertasustainabilityprofessionals.org