Interactive Webinar: Introducing the Innovators in Sustainability Research Project

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Interactive Webinar: Introducing the Innovators in Sustainability Research Project

Exploring the techniques that elevate people, planet and prosperity
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Electric utilities topic at free #ISSP #webinar 2.28.12 @11am PT-US Vermillion’s Innovators in #Sustainability research

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 11:55am

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Portland, OR - February 17, 2012 - Anyone who has seen the movie Erin Brockovich knows that power generation can create externalities. When it's near communities, better stewardship improves human health and community prosperity. Please join Dr. Blair Feltmate on Tuesday, February 28 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (GMT -8) for a presentation about how utilities are implementing better measurement and management systems to improve outcomes for communities and investors.

The webinar is an introduction to the Innovators in Sustainability project’s electric utilities stream. It will showcase significant progress in creating a useful index and toolkit for the sector. And as part of the multi-phase project, in the coming weeks and months, other webinars will feature an exploration of real progress in additional sectors.
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and Vermillion Institute offer this webinar so that practitioners can learn about and contribute to a unique report discussing questions and best practices in the sector. Many contributors will appreciate the association with the report and the project website.
“We’re making this series of one-hour interactive webinars free to both ISSP members and non-members because we hope to attract input from corporate leaders and practitioners in various sectors,” said Marsha Willard, Executive Director of ISSP. “This work is essential for generating sector-specific insights for the ongoing professional development of our member-practitioners—who executives rely on to build solid business cases and solutions that deliver as promised.”
Scott Steil, Chair of Vermillion Institute added, “It’s a problem for businesses when the public doesn’t trust or reward real and measurable progress. And it’s a problem for communicators when the public doesn’t know that sustainability initiatives care about people, planet and prosperity. This project is critical for improving sustainability literacy within the general public, and for enabling more consensus-based, sector-specific solutions to emerge.”
For more information about the Innovators in Sustainability electric utilities webinar, and to register, please visit  If you are unable to attend live, please register for the event to receive the recording link to view/listen to later.
About Dr. Feltmate
Dr. Feltmate is Senior Advisor (and Past Chair), Sustainable Electricity Program, Canadian Electricity Association; Technical Facilitator, Bruce Power-Saugeen Ojibway Nation Whitefish Studies; former Director of Sustainable Development, Ontario Power Generation. He is currently Associate Professor, and Director of Sustainability Practice, in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.
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.  Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts hundreds of members from every continent in the world. Members share resources, best practices and professional development.  Webinars, Webchats, on-line classes, special reports, resource directories, salary surveys, and a professional competency study are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. For more information about ISSP and its offerings, please visit
About Vermillion
Vermillion is a non-partisan policy institute dedicated to advancing three-pillar sustainability through research, multi-stakeholder engagement, and modern communication design. It develops initiatives to improve the conversation and accelerate adoption of what works.
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