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.