The Natural Step

Accelerating the transition to a thriving world

The size of the problem equals the size of the opportunity

Our approach is solutions-oriented and geared towards a positive future

What does the future look like?

We see world in which business and society lives within the limits of nature,
and in which every person can meet his or her basic necessities.
That is sustainability.

The Natural Step (TNS) has been a world leader in strategic sustainable development for over 25 years.

We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, advisory work, system change initiatives, innovation and research in sustainable development. Since 1989, we have worked with thousands of corporations, municipalities, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations that have proven that moving strategically toward sustainability leads to new opportunities, reduced costs and dramatically reduced ecological and social impacts. With twenty-five years of experience helping organizations and individuals understand and make meaningful progress toward sustainability, The Natural Step has offices, associates or strategic partners in 12 countries.


Developed by scientists, business and public bodies, and tested with thousands of organizations around the world.


Founded over 25 years ago in Sweden, The Natural Step has spread to 54 countries with 12 offices. Read more about who we are , what we believe in, and what we do…


We work every day to help accelerate progress towards sustainability and that we have been doing for 25 years. But how did this all start? More about our story…

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