Member Communities

Sustainability Leadership

Community Leaders

Kate Sheridan
Kate Sheridan
Chatham University
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Kathleen Allen
President, Allen and Associates
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Rian Satterwhite
Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Sustainability Leadership Member Group serves as a connection point for ILA members and partners who are interested in embedding sustainability into their lives and leadership. We recognize the deep and interconnected social and environmental challenges that pervade our world, and we seek to find avenues in which we as leadership scholars, educators, and practitioners can address those challenges. We believe that we can no longer ignore the many signals calling for leadership aimed at making the world a better and more habitable place for all forms of life. We aim for the transformation of the field and practice of leadership to include sustainability in all its dimensions as a fundamental aim and goal of  ‘good leadership.’

Priorities and Projects

  • Developing a topical conference to deepen our work together – Sustainability and Beyond: Reimagining Leadership for Just and Regenerative Global Futures
  • Building partnerships internal and external to ILA
  • Launching our Leadership Development Community on ILA Intersections to foster discussions and resource sharing
  • Developing and pursuing scholarship and publishing opportunities
  • Organizing webinars
  • Integrating sustainability practices and principles into 1) ILA structure and culture, and 2) leadership education and development

Sustainability Leadership Summit

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Sample Sustainability Leadership Resources



Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

No Shared Notion of Reality

Dr. Suze Wilson discusses the intersections of disinformation, trust, and leadership. People are not prepared to tolerate any discomfort or sacrifices needed to address big challenges like climate change or pandemics. Instead they reject science and embrace conspiratorial ideas. One possible antidote is increasing the power and authority of trusted community leaders.

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

A Passionate African Woman

Funto Boroffice talks about making a difference through her award-winning social enterprise, Chanja Datti, which creates jobs & value from waste collection and recycling in Nigeria. Boroffice is a 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge winner.

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

One Team, Seven Superpowers

Nidhi Pant, 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge winner, joins Scott to discuss her work with farm-based micro-entrepreneurs in India as co-founder of Science For Society (S4S) Technologies.