Institute for Sustainable Development - US

Institute for Sustainable Development - US ISD works with businesses and communities to address long-term disaster recovery, resilience, and community development challenges.
Founded in 2003 by a unique mix of business and academic leaders in Research Triangle Park, ISD is currently supporting disaster recovery, residence, and sustainable development projects across ten time zones, and from Canada to Guatemala.

We work on: -- the role of innovation in sustainability -- human networks and social capital -- regional planning -- disaster recovery and mitigation -- international planning -- critical infrastructure investment analysis -- logistics and communications community challenges -- public-private partnerships -- natural defenses and green infrastructure

Mission: ISD's mission is to advance long-term disaster recovery, resilience, and sustainable development through public-private partnerships and innovation


Here's a line-up of the next few weeks for ISD's Friday webinar series:
5/22 - Economic Outlook with Paul Brewbaker and George Seay
5/29 - Insights and Lessons Learned About Mental Health and Its Importance for Recovering from COVID-19
6/5 - The Role of Foundations in Supporting Community Recovery
6/12 - From Unemployment to Labor Support and Workforce Development


Very proud of all of the researchers who are making the ISD coronavirus page one of the best resources for recovery for communities and businesses in the country


1800 Diagonal Road; Suite 520
Alexandria, VA

King Street Metro Station


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Pro-business, pro-community, pro-planet.

The Institute for Sustainable Development supports effective and inclusive disaster recovery, resilience, and and transformative community development. We work with government leaders, nonprofits, businesses, and leaders in academia to develop effective strategies and networks in order to become resilience ready.

We provide needs assessments, goal-setting, resilient community evaluations and recommendations, and public-private partnership facilitation to make innovation accessible to as many people as possible .

We are in the early stages of what is known as the fourth Industrial Revolution: the Digital Revolution. Businesses today spend over $240 billion in Research & Development, and the entire $200 billion advertising and marketing industry alone depends on creativity. At the Institute for Sustainable Development, we use our network of leading experts to develop projects, campaigns, and policy recommendations to secure the future of the United States and the rest of our global community.

At The Institute for Sustainable Development, we think long term.

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