Who We Are
The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on addressing pre-disaster community threats and vulnerabilities and post-disaster recovery.
Ever since we were founded in the North Carolina Research Triangle in 2003, we have brought together project teams made up of business practitioners and academia to solve difficult challenges. This is a core part of our DNA.
We are known for our work on economic resilience and public-private partnerships, and for our knowledge of loan, grant, and other resources for community capacity building.
What We Do
Conduct threats, vulnerabilities, and needs assessments both pre- and post-disaster
Enhance the gathering and sharing of information and knowledge
Support disaster responses as they arise
Build community capacity
Develop long-term strategies and plans
Catalyze new solutions and partnerships
We Believe In...
Nurturing the human ecosystem
Addressing vulnerabilities before they become disasters
Continuously improving on past results
Preparation, mitigation, and adaptation
Power of partnership
We catalyze resilience so that communities can thrive long-term.