The ISIE’s Council and Finance Committee are keen to hear members’ views on how the Society should be engaging industry. Some members have voiced concerns that participation of industry in the Society’s activities is weak. Others may point to the support that ISIE had from industry in early years, the healthy attendance from industry at Gordon conferences, or the increasing financial support that industry has provided to recent ISIE conferences.
Are there new and better ways in which the ISIE could engage industry, or help accelerate the ‘practice’ of Industrial Ecology? Does the Society need a new ‘Club of Rome’ pushing it to higher levels? How can individual companies get better value from the Society, beyond the journal and conferences? Would it be worthwhile to develop some form of corporate membership to the ISIE? In answering such questions, it is important to distinguish between industrial interaction with individual members of the ISIE, and the Society as a whole.
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