Maureen Hart


Maureen Hart is the Executive Director of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the world's leading professional association of sustainability professionals. ISSP works to make sustainability standard practice through empowering professionals to advance sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe. ISSP improves the skills of sustainability practitioners through education, knowledge sharing and research and professional credentials for certified sustainability practitioners. With more than 20 years in the field of sustainability, Hart brings a wealth of experience to her position as ISSP's Executive Director. She is an expert in sustainability indicators and author of the Guide to Sustainable Community Indicators, developed in part through a Switzer Leadership Grant. Prior to taking on the leadership of ISSP in 2014, Maureen was founder and owner of Sustainable Measures where she assisted a wide variety of large and small for-profit and not-for-profit organizations understand and develop more sustainable practices and metrics for monitoring progress. She has worked with the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Forest Service, the US Interagency Working Group on Sustainable Development Indicators, and numerous state and local environmental agencies. Past projects included: developing training on indicators of green infrastructure for the US Forest Service and The Conservation Fund; participating on the National Roundtable on Sustainable Forests’ working group on Montreal Process Indicator 38, Community Resilience; collaborating on the National Leadership Summits for a Sustainable America, ( including taking a lead role organizing the June 2007 meeting on Sustainable Communities and the indicators work group for the final meeting to be held in October 2007; and managing the Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators website ( Past projects have included consulting on indicators of minimum impact development, coastal resources, sustainable production, and defining strategies for and evaluating decisions relating to funding sustainable development related projects. She developed a course on business sustainability indicators as an affiliate of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Maureen received a bachelors of science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and a masters of science from Tufts University in 1993.

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Academic Background:
Tufts University, MS
Current Position:
Environmental Policy & Law
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth
Natural Resource Management
Water Resources
Currently Working On:
Sustainability issues
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