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The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a Canadian-based, public policy research institute that has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research into sustainable development.
Our vision Better living for all—sustainably.
Our mission To champion innovation, enabling societies to live sustainably.
Our role IISD promotes the transition toward a sustainable future; we seek to demonstrate how human ingenuity can be applied to improve the well-being of the environment, economy and society.
Our tools are policy research, information exchange, analysis and advocacy.
Our products are action recommendations based on careful analysis, knowledge networks to build the capacity of civil society and other organizations in both South and North, and timely reporting of international negotiations critical to the sustainability of the planet.
Our audiences: are government, business and civil society.
Our style: is to increase our influence by working collaboratively with other institutions –building long term strategic alliances, while retaining the institutional agility necessary to confront the challenges of sustainable development.