Sustainable Development Division

Sustainable Development Division

Mission and Purpose

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.

The purposes of the Sustainable Development Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems 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 IISE's mission, provide member value and promote the discipline.

About the Division

The Sustainable Development Division has approximately 2,000 members, from which 70% are students and 30% are industry professionals. We are always accepting volunteers that want to get involved in our Division. If you want to get involved in any of the current operations, propose a new operation or process, or to see what volunteer opportunities are available don’t hesitate to contact us. You may find us at:

Also, please check out our Sustainable Engineer website. It is a wonderful resource.

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New Board Members

Congratulations and welcome to our 2023 - 2024 board! Find our new board members here. 


Each year at our annual conference, we accept nominations and give out the following awards:


The Sustainable Development Division hosts educational webinars through IISE. These free one-hour presentations are a benefit of your IISE membership. They are presented by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial engineers and industrial engineering-related disciplines.

View the webinar page for upcoming webinars.

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."

Contact information for board members | Division Bylaws