ISL’s mission is to use evidence-based principles to help organisations enhance their performance, productivity and profitability while serving people and the planet. Organisations should be able to make quantum leaps in performance by employing sustainable leadership practices.

The objectives as outlined in the ISL constitution are:

a) To be an independent institute that promotes the science and practice of sustainable leadership, incorporating those behaviours, practices and systems that create enduring value for all stakeholders of organisations including investors, the environment, other species, future generations and the community.

b) To conduct, foster and co-ordinate ground-breaking education and research in sustainable leadership, and to disseminate the benefits to practitioners, academia and the community for the public benefit and in the national interest.

c) To promote the advancement of education and training of leaders in commerce, government and the not-for-profit sector in sustainable leadership best practice to achieve superior organisational performance over the long term for the benefit of all stakeholders.

d) To promote the scientific research into the theory and practice of sustainable leadership and the sharing of the results of the research through training programs, publications and seminars for the benefit of all stakeholders.

e) To provide appropriate accreditation services to facilitate recognition and measurement of sustainable leadership within Australia and internationally.

f) To provide scholarships to eligible candidates to participate in sustainable leadership programs.

“The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.”

We support the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals.

ISL has always argued, and has supporting evidence to back it up, that economic growth and financial success can be attained as part of a sustainable management program.

We were delighted when the 17 goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, with the aim to achieve the goals by 2030.

We can help you to refocus your organisation to be aligned with the relevant goals, such as
8 – decent work and economic growth
9 – industry, innovation and infrastructure
12 – responsible consumption and production

Enhance your performance, productivity and profitability while serving people and the planet!