The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a non-profit research organisation, with offices in Canada and Switzerland, specialising in policy research and analysis, and information exchange. The Institute champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications. It is dedicated to ongoing communication of its findings as it engages decision-makers in business, government, non-government organisations and academia.
The Institute contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change and energy, and management of natural and social capital, as well as the enabling role of communications technologies in these areas. IISD reports on international negotiations and disseminates knowledge gained through collaborating projects resulting in more rigorous research, capacity building in developing countries, better networks spanning the North and the South, and better global connections among researchers, practitioners, citizens and policy-makers.