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History of ISIN
ISIN Organizational Structure
The heart of ISIN is the Work Groups that have been organized around topics of specific interest. The purpose of each Work Group is to help to disseminate information on cutting-edge issues relating to sustainability indicators. The activities of each Work Group depend on the interest and participation of its members. The groups play a major role in organizing tracks and sessions at ISIN meetings and conferences, and developing documents, reports and position papers issued by ISIN.
Currently, the active Work Groups include:
U.S. National Sustainability Indicators
Working with other organizations and agencies to promote the development and widespread use of a system of national sustainability indicators for the United States.
Sprawl/Smart Growth Indicators
Working on organizing a collaborative meeting to discuss and develop effective indicators and other tools to measure land use decisions moving toward "smart growth" vs. sprawl.
Indicators for Decision-Making
Focuses on how to get the development and use of sustainability indicators to become embedded as standard procedure in sustainable development programs and projects at all levels.
Business, Markets and Indicators
Examines how businesses can better measure and assess their triple-bottom-line sustainability performance and how the sustainability practices of business can contribute to improved quality of life and sustainability at the community, state and national levels.
Canadian Community of Practice
Workgroup dealing with Canadian issues related to indicators from the perspective of Canadian practitioners.