19 Sep '11, 12pm

Sustainability Community Tackles Language via @triplepundit #globalwarming

Sustainability Community Tackles Language via @triplepundit #globalwarming

Perhaps the most interesting effort to get the language right is currently being undertaken by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. The ISSP Sustainability Lexicon Project ™ was prompted by recent articles in mainstream business publications like Forbes and the Financial Times, which questioned the language used by sustainability experts. Ira Feldman spearheaded the Lexicon Project to address the question members were asking: “How can the profession speak with one voice, when we are speaking in many tongues?” The Lexicon Project will meet at next week’s ISSP conference in Portland to review the results of a member survey. Feldman is optimistic: “I think we will be able to move the needle . . . to better harmonize the sustainability dialogue among practitioners in varied disciplines.”

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/09/sustainability-commun...

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