The IISE Annual Conference Volunteering Event, organized by the Sustainable Development Division is a yearly project where members attending the annual conference volunteer to assist a nonprofit agency in the conference’s host city. The 2022Read more
Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.
A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. . The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015.
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.
Learn more at: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/economic-growth/
Purdue University graduate Lauren Neder moved to Haiti to help navigate cultural and logistical challenges at Imagine Missions school, and help establish multiple programs to address sustainability in the island nation. Her background in IndustrialRead more
Sustainable manufacturing environments are created with safety as a priority. Understanding the human component of manufacturing and processes allows safety managers to influence and improve production. This article is focused on ways that safety andRead more
IISE Los Angeles Chapter members met recently at the Los Angeles Work Center for AbilityFirst to begin a project to improve the efficiency of the Business Services Division. This Division is where adults with physicalRead more
Description Many professionals desire a way to “give back” to their communities. While volunteering and assisting a non-profit organization on the front line is very helpful, many of these organizations can benefit from the skillsRead more
Description IEs are commonly driven to use their skills for more than their 9-5 work. A great opportunity exists in the non-profit sector as these organizations struggle with inefficiencies and growth. Yet connecting with suchRead more
Article by Linn Asbury I’m not an educator; I’ve never even had kids. So what am I doing volunteering with a non-profit in rural (remote) Kenya as Global Education Partner for Jubilee Village Project (JVP)Read more