Ian Tran creates and facilitates triple bottom line solutions through strategy and innovation to help improve what you do, how you do it, and ensure it engages the world in ways that benefit communities and the environment alike.
Tran currently leads U.S. operations for ISMOTION, a global design strategy social enterprise for education, innovation, and sustainability as their Principal Strategist. A 2014 StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow, Tran serves as chapter leader for StartingBloc in Michigan, a mentor of the Boston 2014 Institute, and co-chairs the U.S. Green Building Council’s Advocacy for the State of Michigan to cultivate meaningful work, best practices, and ethical enterprises that benefit local communities, economies, and the environment.
Tran’s prior work harnessed the best insight from businesses, governments, higher education, non-profits, residents and youth for tangible outcomes in city sustainability master plans, green school design, and savings-driven triple bottom line innovations in operational strategy, outreach and marketing. His social innovations for civic stakeholder engagement and critical community dialogues were merited numerous awards during his time as a co-founder of the Dearborn Sustainability Coalition, former President of the Student Environmental Association at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a former intern of the Engineering Society of Detroit and its think-tank.
Ian’s diversity of traditional educational capacities span direct engagement with hundreds of 3rd grade-college students at UM-Dearborn as a writing consultant, tutor, outdoor educator, work as a private coach, and through contributions to nationally recognized educational programs for K-12 education: the 2011 Future City Competition learning blocks via the Engineering Society of Detroit and The Henry Ford Museum’s Rouge Truck Plant as a representative of the U.S. Green Building Council-Detroit Regional Chapter in his role as a member of the project’s advisory committee. He facilitates workshops for the Ann Arbor Free Skool (yes, “skool” with a “K”!) to cultivate community resilience with tangible participatory engagement as alternatives to consumerism in governance, media, and the arts.