We want YOUR help for the Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals!
Join ACCO and ISSP in helping build the Congress event YOU want to be a part of!
Thursday, May 23
5:30pm – 6:15 pm ET
What and Why:
The Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals is the first gathering at which ACCO and ISSP will be coming together to define and advance both professions.
This event won’t be like your typical conference – this virtual Town Hall event is the first indication of that. With the already enthusiastic response to our call for topics and a successful first Town Hall out of the way, we want to keep that momentum going. A virtual Town Hall meeting will give us a chance to share the vision of the Congress with you while giving you the chance to influence the development of the event’s agenda.
Register for the May 23 Virtual Town Hall to:
Discuss ideas about the most pressing concerns and challenges facing climate change and sustainability professionals
Be a part of the planning process by speaking firsthand with the Planning Council
Influence content at the Congress - What topics would you like covered? What would you like to takeaway? How can we make the event beneficial to you?
Witness and understand how this event is different from your standard conference-style event
Register for the town hall through
the button link at www.ACCOISSP.org
Takeaways from the May 10 Virtual Town Hall Meeting:
On May 10, ACCO & ISSP gathered members of the Congress’ Planning Council and 25 cross-sector participants who provided first impressions and discussed submissions for topics and themes for the Congress. Some of the takeaways from this discussion included:
Leadership skills for sustainability professionals : “Sustainability professionals must be leaders, but will not be effective if they use conventional leadership practices. They need to understand different leadership models, understand themselves, and learn new tools for leading for change.”
How to boldly tell your sustainability story to engage stakeholders, inspire investors, and claim your competitive edge : “In a recent survey conducted by Mind Over Markets, sustainability professionals ranked “not telling their sustainability story well” as their second-highest concern…Identifying high-priority strategies and next steps for the climate change and sustainability communities of practice.”
Top-down and bottom-up strategies to gain engagement : “Educate, empower and equip practitioners to advance their efforts through engagement, learning, teaching & mentoring, Identifying high-priority strategies and next steps for the climate change and sustainability communities of practice”
How to prepare for the health effects of climate change : “Build support for the professions and professionals focused on climate change, resilience, sustainability & related themes, Lower the barriers and deepening the connections between sectors, individuals and other professions, Identifying high-priority strategies and next steps for the climate change and sustainability communities of practice”
The next climate resilience frontier: Small and mid sized cities : “Build support for the professions and professionals focused on climate change, resilience, sustainability & related themes, Lower the barriers and deepening the connections between sectors, individuals and other professions, Educate, empower and equip practitioners to advance their efforts through engagement, learning, teaching & mentoring”
While this only scratches the surface of what was covered at the first Town Hall event, if you feel there may be an unrepresented or under-represented topic, we especially want you at the next Town Hall meeting. Get your opinions represented and your voice heard before the agenda is set!
How to get involved:
If you want to be a part of the discussions shaping the Congress,
sign up for the virtual town hall through the registration button at www.ACCOISSP.org.
Because this is a virtual event, there is no need to show up anywhere –
simply log on at the appropriate time and you can help inform the event’s content.
Already an ACCO or ISSP member?
Even better. A major member benefit of both organizations is the ability to shape our events. Click here to let us know how you’d like to get involved.
Not an ACCO or ISSP member?
It's never too late to join. Both memberships offer benefits that span multiple professional niches –
no matter where your sustainability work takes you, an ACCO and/or ISSP membership can help you succeed and excel in your career.
THE TIME IS NOW!
Across every sector, region and occupation, bold actions and strong decisions must be made to adequately address climate change. It’s no longer enough to rely on others to make shifts or to just make changes in your personal life; every business and community has the duty to be a part of the discussion and solution.
Make your voice, your opinions, your experiences and all of your wants and needs heard. Attend a virtual Town Hall Meeting to build this year’s Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals.
Finally, be sure to join us this December to see your impact in action. Register today to get access through the early bird rates, the lowest we will offer for the Congress.