ISI is an implementing organization that translates good intentions into practical, effective and worthwhile outcomes using an inquiring systems approach to achieve our client’s ethically-directed vision, goals and objectives.”
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Ethical and Sustainable Ecosystem Management
by Dr. Loren Cole, PHD

ISI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1978 and specializing in the improvement of the human condition by providing sound, ethical and sustainable ecosystem management services. Our services are provided primarily to nonprofit organizations, communities, governments and selected for profit entities, and combinations thereof, wherein the activities involved are consistent with meeting the ethical guidelines for developing, nurturing and maintaining the resiliency, viability and sustainability of ecosystems.

Ecosystems are dynamic and evolving entities with artificially, but deterministically drawn boundaries that define the components of the system and, most importantly, the relationships among the identified and unidentified components

As the name implies, Inquiring Systems is the mechanism for, and the process of, making a systemic inquiry into the situation, activity or organization that is to be managed or not, as the situation warrants. That is, we never approach a situation with a predetermined set of insights about that ecosystem nor do we necessarily apply the same methods or techniques for addressing the situation regardless of the ecosystem involved. The methods and techniques to be used must be compatible with each unique situation and the corresponding ecosystem of which that situation is a part. In order to determine what factors are critical in the understanding and appreciation of the system and how it functions, we also need to develop clear, concise and well-thought through goals and objectives so that the proper and appropriate boundaries of the ecosystem that is under scrutiny, can be ascertained and selected.

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