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International Sustainability Management Education

The International Sustainability Management Education (ISME) network promotes systems thinking through its education and research, support of sustainability summer schools, creation of sustainability teams, and sharing the knowledge of ISME members within its global network. 

Welcome to the ISME Network

The ISME network provides the structure needed to establish the foundation for global sustainability. ISME focuses on using a systematic approach to identify and manage the causes and effects of environmental, social, and economic risks. Based on sustainable development as the thematic area of study, the ISME's main objective is to create interdisciplinary global sustainability teams that assist organizations and communities in sustainable development planning to ensure risks to sustainable development are identified and managed.     

The ISME is a virtual global organization that creates the needed direction and motivation to build education and research programs to assist individuals in better understanding global sustainability and their role in promoting and supporting sustainability principles in their organization.  The growth of sustainability requires entrepreneurial thinking and innovation using the systematic management approach in developing and growing viable enterprises that continually create needed services and technologies for a sustainable economic development.

Contact Us

For Additional Information or to ask questions, contact: Phillip E. Barnes, PhD, ISME Managing Director,
Telephone: 803-777-1373

ISME, University of South Carolina,
Byrnes Building, Office 434,
900 Sumter Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29208

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