The Institute of Sustainability (ICS) is the Asia Pacific CSR Council’s professional body for corporate responsibility and sustainability. ​

The initiative is to help Individual members develop their careers by setting professional standards, qualifying their experience, recognising their achievements and supporting them through Continuing Professional Development. Our academic strategic partner are the global renowned most globalized university, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology who are present in more than 5 continents. We are also the partner of International Chamber of Commerce since 2008 and United Nations Global Compact Network Singapore since 2014.

We help organisational members by enabling them to demonstrate their organisation’s commitment to responsible and sustainable business, share best practice and build their CR and sustainability capacity through dedicated member events.

About us

The Institute of Sustainability (ICS) is the Asia Pacific’s professional body for corporate responsibility and sustainability.

It was established by a group of senior CRS practitioners to ensure that people and companies working in the field had the recognition and support they needed to be brilliant in their work.

The idea of a professional body initially came from members of the Asia Pacific CSR Council (APCSR) a membership body for organisations with a commitment to CRS that was established as a group since 2008 and formally register in 2014.

The APCSR championed responsible business practices and supported pioneering practitioners from companies such as Air Asia, Great Eastern, Axiata, Plummy Fashion, Brit Parking, and many more to make change happen within their companies.

The Institute is run by the secretariat in Kuala Lumpur, and a board of volunteer directors.

Helping individuals and companies to be brilliant

Our mission is to help individuals and companies to be brilliant in their work so that they can make a positive difference to society and our planet. We offer two types of membership: individual and organisational. 

We help Individual members develop their careers by setting professional standards, qualifying their experience, recognising their achievements and supporting them through CPD. 

We help organisational members by enabling them to demonstrate their organisation’s commitment to responsible and sustainable business, share best practice and build their CR and sustainability capacity through dedicated member events.

Our Founding Supporters

Establishing a professional body to serve this diverse community was a challenge. Our founding supporters are the pioneers who have helped make it happen. Their funding and pro bono support was critical to ensure that the ICS achieved its goals. We cannot thank them enough.

Testimony

Recognising CR as a profession brings structure, learning and credibility. It will make us better at our jobs and directly enhance the very purpose of our roles.