Who We Are
I joined the ISC board this past year because I am convinced that this organization is one of the most effective in the country in addressing the issues I care deeply about.
Climate change is real and we must do all we can to reduce the impacts and help communities. Equally important is holding public and private institutions accountable for decisions that affect the lives of so many.
ISC is leading the fight… activating citizens to protect communities and hold leaders accountable… giving leaders the tools they need… finding sustainable solutions.
— Gus Speth
ISC Board Member
Chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality
Founder of World Resources Institute
Co-founder of NRDC
Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)
ISC's mission is to help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all. Since our founding in 1991 by former U.S. Ambassador and Vermont Governor Madeleine M. Kunin, ISC has led 91 sustainable community-driven projects in 25 countries across the globe.
We started working in China in 2007, and have offices in Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai. We work with local partners, including governments, private sector, academies and NGOs to address the challenges of environmental protection, reducing carbon emissions, and creating low-carbon developments mainly in Pearl River Delta and Yangzi River Delta. Currently our projects cover the areas of green supply chain (EHS), low-carbon urbanization, sustainable education, and environmental NGO capacity building. We believe in partnership, capacity building, public participation and practical solutions. We have leveraged more than RMB 100 million in China projects.
For more information, please visit www.iscvt.org.