THE NATURAL STEP

We are a leading partner for organisations ready to address humanity’s grand challenges to create a better future. We enable decision makers to manage complexity, define their future position and seize opportunities for short and long term success.

We want to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. Join us!

We are a non-profit organisation, passionate about helping businesses and communities succeed in creating a sustainable world. 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 10 regional offices and local entry points on nearly every continent.

WHAT WE DO

TRANSITION LABS

Our sustainability labs are addressing complex sustainability challenges.

EDUCATION

Our courses are designed as participatory experiences.

ADVISORY SERVICES

We support the emergence of role model organisations.

OUR WORK

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FUTURE-FIT BUSINESS BENCHMARK (RELEASE 1) NOW LAUNCHED

Well this is exciting! We are pleased to share news of the first public release of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark after more than 2 years of extended consultation and development involving many stakeholders. We at The Natural Step are proud to be a founding partner in the development of the Benchmark and would like send our heart-felt congratulations to Geoff Kendall and the team at the UK-based Future-Fit Foundation for our ongoing collaboration and for their leadership bringing it to reality. Check it out!

CHECK OUT OUR E-LEARNING!

Whether you’re representing a company, an organisation or a municipality, there are good reasons to speed up your journey towards sustainability. At The Natural Step we base our knowledge on a unique combination of modern research and 27 years of practical experience of working with sustainability. In order to engage everyone at your office, as well as your collaborators, we now offer you an accessible, effective and inspiring e-learning package.

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FUTURE-FIT BUSINESS BENCHMARK (RELEASE 1) NOW LAUNCHED

Future-Fit Business Benchmark (Release 1) now launched. Well this is exciting! I am pleased to share news of the first public release of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark after more than 2 years of extended consultation and development involving many stakeholders. We... read more

Massive Attack, Picasso and sustainability?

You might not directly think of a band like Massive Attack when thinking about new ways of communicating the sustainability challenges of this day and age. But you might be surprised to find out that this Bristol band has found the perfect momentum to release their... read more

Chad Park: Our unfinished backcasting business

The January Energy Futures Lab (co-hosted by The Natural Step) workshop was the first chance for the EFL Fellows to dip their toes into backcasting waters. Backcasting is central to the Lab because it establishes the creative tension between our desired future and the... read more

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