About Us

Who We Are

C4EFE62D-BF4E-4CBC-ADAF-EAB28A346661_edi

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

IMG_4539.JPG

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...

1BF7EF42-3586-448C-B021-8A3A0B76D44A.JPG

Nurturing the human ecosystem

Addressing vulnerabilities before they become disasters

Continuously improving on past results

Preparation, mitigation, and adaptation

Power of partnership

Mission

We catalyze resilience so that communities can thrive long-term.

Values

Resilience

Collaboration

Innovation

Areas of Focus

Services

Partners