Press release

IISD thankful for outgoing Board members’ contributions to the Institute

July 6, 2014


WINNIPEG—July 7, 2014—The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) would like to express its gratitude to the members of the Board of Directors whose years of service have now come to an end. ​

2013-2014 marked the last year of service on the Board for Emőke Szathmáry (who left in March 2014), Michel De Broux (who left in May 2014), Maurice Biron, Pedro Moura Costa, Jiahua Pan, Emmanuelle Sauriol, Bruce Schlein and Vicky Sharpe.

“IISD’s substantial achievements in the field of sustainable development would not have been possible without the unswerving support and hard work of these outgoing Board members,” says Daniel Gagnier, chair, Board of Directors. “I would like to thank each one for their many contributions and wish them success in their future endeavours.”

On June 26, 2014, IISD was pleased to announce the appointment of the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy and Ian Charles Stewart to its Board of Directors.

IISD’s Board is composed of well established individuals from various backgrounds who have a strong track record on sustainable development. They are volunteers who serve as non-executive Directors. The Board usually meets twice per year. A complete list of IISD’s Board of Directors is available here.

For more information please contact:

Sumeep Bath, media and communications officer, at or +1 (204) 958 7740.


About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.