Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) has added two sustainability credentials: The ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) and ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP).
Originally developed by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the credentials “provide third-party verification of competency in the field of sustainability and recognize individuals committed to making the world more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable,” according to a GBCI news release. ISSP-SA is designed for emerging sustainability professionals, including students, recent graduates or professionals looking to incorporate sustainability concepts into their career. ISSP-CSP designates an individual who has extensive experience in sustainability and who can demonstrate professional excellence in several key areas.
Each credential is valid for two years and requires ongoing professional development. Earning an ISSP credential demonstrates that a person has the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate the integration of sustainability into organizational culture and practices, and is abreast of current issues, tools, and techniques.