Sustainable Development Division
Welcome! You’ve reached the new home of the Sustainable Development Division
The mission of the Sustainable Development Division is to advance the general welfare of humankind by applying the resources and creative abilities of the industrial engineering profession to the development of sustainable societies.
Division Board of Directors | Division Bylaws | Division Leadership Team
The purposes of the Sustainable Development Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers are to:
- Develop, maintain, and disseminate a body of technical knowledge.
- Provide a forum for technical networking.
- Be perceived as the voice of the technical specialty.
- Support IIE’s mission, provide member value, and promote the discipline.
Interested in joining our division?
It's open to professional and student members. To join the division online, click here. Select "Update your member record" and under "Divisions and Societies" check "Sustainable Development."
President's message - Diana Berry
We started 2015 with a healthy growth in membership and a leadership board in place willing to deliver high educational content to our members throughout the year. Our LinkedIn group continues growing and we are looking forward to annual conference in Tennessee this year! We are excited about our upcoming division awards, Best Student Paper Award and Excellence in Teaching Sustainability Award that will be presented at IIE annual conference. We continue focusing this year in increasing communication with our members, providing support to our student members and contributing to the advancement of sustainability developing the body of knowledge and providing high quality educational webinars. We are proud to announce we have reached 2,437 members across academia and industry and our LinkedIn group is now 3,314 members. See you in Nashville for a great conference!
The sustainability division's membership has been steadily growing since our inception in 2009, and we are proud to announce that we have reached 2,437 members across academia and industry. The breakdown of our membership can be seen in the graph below.
Sustainable Development Division Facebook Page
The sustainability division now has a Facebook page, where we will post updates about upcoming events and webinars, as well as interesting articles on the topic of sustainability. Join the conversation by liking IIE Sustainable Development Division Facebook page.
Development Division is hosting educational webinars through IIE website, a
minimum of one seminar per quarter is being held. View previous webinars and make sure to tune
into the next webinar which will be on April 16 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. Featuring
speaker Lise Laurin, Founder and Managing Editor, EarthShift. Measuring ROI on Sustainability Investments
is an exciting webinar that will introduce you to the basics of S-ROI. More and more companies are investing in
sustainability. Many of these
investments payoff in visible ways-energy and waste reduction, for example,
reduce environmental impacts and costs at the same time. Some social investments payoff in reduced
advertising costs or even increased sales. You can find
more information and registration for this webinar here.
Sustainable Development Division Awards -Sponosred by APL Logistics
Excellence in Teaching of Sustainability Award At the 2015 IIE National conference the Sustainability Division will be presenting it second annual Excellence in Sustainability Teaching award. The award will be presented to an educator who has done outstanding work in the field of Sustainability. This award would not have been possible without the support of our sponsor, APL Logistics.
Student Paper Competition The Sustainable Development Division recognizes students are a large part of IIE membership and the Sustainable Development Best Student Paper award will serve to encourage students to continue developing the field of sustainability and contributing with high quality research. The winner will be announced at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo May 30 - June 2, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee.This award would not have been possible without the support of our sponsor, APL Logistics.
Community Outreach Project in Tennessee
Every year, out Sustainable Development Division selects a
deserving nonprofit organization in the community where the annual conference
will be held to give our time and contribute with our engineering skills. This year the organization selected is
"Hands on Nashville". We will
be supporting the urban agriculture program.
The farm is a working and teaching hub for volunteers and produces
harvest to give youth the opportunity to harvest, prepare, and taste healthy
Hands on Nashville's Urban Farm is a public and private
partnership spearheaded by HON, the office of Mayor Karl Dean and Metro
Nashville Parks and Recreation. Our
event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon CDT on Saturday, May 30. Please contact Nelson Granda at email@example.com if you are
interested in participating. We will
gather together after the event to eat lunch and enjoy Nashville.
The IIE Sustainable Development Division has a LinkedIn group!
This is a great place to virtually network, learn and share with other professionals interested in sustainability. We currently have more than 3,000 members and are looking forward to welcoming more members. If you are interested in joining the group please visit Sustainable Social, Economic, and Environmental Development - Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Expanding our division
In addition to IIE are you involved in either Engineers Without Borders or the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education? We would like to reach out to these organizations and see how industrial engineers can become part of the process. If so please contact, John Corliss.
Meet the Sustainable Development Division Board members | View contact information for board members
Bylaws are the written rules that control the affairs of the division. Generally, the bylaws define the division's official name, purpose, requirements for membership, officers' titles and responsibilities, how offices are to be assigned, how meetings should be conducted, and how often meetings will be held. The Bylaws also govern the way the division must function as well as the roles and responsibilities of our officers.
View the Division Bylaws
If you are interested in helping out and being part of the leadership team, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a question? Want to submit an article? Contact Brion Hurley.