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IASE envisions a future in which societies the world wide understand the importance of ESG standards and how they can make lives better; a future in which stakeholders can readily identify competent and ethical sustainability and ESG experts who always place social interests above all else and enjoy the public’s trust; a future in which practitioners aspire to the highest levels of professionalism; a world in which there are clearly defined academic career pathways for the sustainability profession; and world in which companies, regulators, governments, NGOs, international organisations and many other stakeholders all recognise and do take action to issues of ESG and sustainability to be mainstream, and not extra endeavours. In short, envisions an ESG and sustainability profession that is at parity with other well recognised and respected professions the world over.

 Our History

Headquartered in London, UK, The International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE) represents the sustainability profession globally regarding standard-settings, and advocates on behalf of the profession to international organisations, governments, businesses, non-governmental organisations and civil society. In addition to ensuring compliance with best practice and certification standards it sets globally, IASE also provides the most relevant knowledge and resources in supporting and protecting the evolving public interest. We’re shaping a sustainable future. You need to be part of it!

Whilst the United Nations envisions a sustainable planet that benefits all who live in it today and in the future, IASE envisions that same world endowed with competent professionals in sustainability from all spheres of life – government, business, civil service, communities, NGOs – all working to guide the world towards this same singular vision.

 Our History

Headquartered in London, UK, The International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE) represents the sustainability profession globally regarding standard-settings, and advocates on behalf of the profession to international organisations, governments, businesses, non-governmental organisations and civil society. In addition to ensuring compliance with best practice and certification standards it sets globally, IASE also provides the most relevant knowledge and resources in supporting and protecting the evolving public interest. We’re shaping a sustainable future. You need to be part of it!

Whilst the United Nations envisions a sustainable planet that benefits all who live in it today and in the future, IASE envisions that same world endowed with competent professionals in sustainability from all spheres of life – government, business, civil service, communities, NGOs – all working to guide the world towards this same singular vision.

IASE, together with its member organisations around the world work together in a closely knit manner to achieve their shared vison and mission.

Vision

To develop Environment, Social and Gender/Governance into a recognized and respected profession the world over.

Mission

To benefit humanity by establishing, upholding and promoting global standards for the ESG profession as evidenced by ISFS (International Sustainable Finance Specialist) and ISBS (International Sustainable Business Specialist) twin certification marks signifying highest level of excellence in the practice of the profession.

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Vision

To develop Environment, Social and Gender/Governance into a recognized and respected profession the world over.

Mission

To benefit humanity by establishing, upholding and promoting global standards for the ESG profession as evidenced by ISFS (International Sustainable Finance Specialist) and ISBS (International Sustainable Business Specialist) twin certification marks signifying highest level of excellence in the practice of the profession.

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 Strategic Focus Areas

To achieve its’s mission, IASE engages in the following:

Setting Standards

IASE, in consultation with its global stakeholders, establishes and enforces compliance with the highest global professional and ethical standards for ESG practitioners as well as certification requirements for those aspiring to professional levels of practice. IASE certification marks are the standards of excellence for ESG professionals worldwide.

IASE works to develop these standards, certification requirements and body of knowledge so as to achieve commonality and harmony to the practice of the sustainability profession, even whilst recognizing country and regional specific differences.

Leadership and Advocacy

As the main international professional standards-setting body for the ESG profession, IASE community, on an ongoing basis, advocates and engages  international and regional organisations, governments, NGOs, business leaders and civil society and any other relevant stakeholder groupings in furtherance of its stated vision and mission.

Recognition and Awareness

IASE community works to ensure that all stakeholders in the global marketplace place recognise IASE as the global standards setting body for the sustainability profession.
We also work on developing and executing global promotion campaigns aimed at positioning ISF and ISB certification marks as symbols of excellence for sustainability professionals.

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Powering professional standards

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