News from The Natural Step International and our members

Thank you Karl-Henrik Robèrt

On behalf of the The Natural Step’s international member council and board, I would like to express my appreciation for all the pioneering work and contributions of Professor Karl-Henrik Robèrt, who has decided to resign from his roles at The Natural Step. It has been...

TNS China launches a Circular Textile innovation lab

Last Saturday, September 2nd during the Shanghai Design Week, The Natural Step together with Green Initiatives and Wetas announced the launch of Circular Textile Lab, a groundbreaking, innovative, multi-stakeholder co-innovation lab with the aim of creating a circular...

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...

The King attends ‘The Future of Leadership is Now’ seminar

On Wednesday 3 February, The King attended The Natural Step's 'The Future of Leadership is Now' seminar at Färgfabriken in Stockholm. During the seminar, discussions were held on how to succeed in involving the management of various businesses and organisations in...

Bristol Level 1 and 2 June 2016

A transformative approach to innovation, strategy and results 13, 14 & 15 June 2016 - Bristol, United Kingdom As specific outcomes of this comprehensive course, you will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to: Apply a strategic systems perspective to...

Introducing The Natural Capital Lab!

The Natural Step is embarking on a new Sustainability Transition Lab—this Lab aims to improve the way we measure, manage and make decisions about Canada’s natural capital. Why this is important Canada is home to an abundance of natural capital, enjoying natural...

Interface and The Natural Step: how to implement a sustainability revolution

Interface, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet. In 1994, Interface Founder Ray Anderson challenged his co-workers to pursue a bold new vision:
“Be the first company that, by its deeds, shows the entire world what sustainability is in all its dimensions: people, process, product, place and profits – and in doing so, become restorative through the power of influence.”
The Natural Step was there from the start, helping the company and its people to determine what true sustainability would look like for them, and giving them a strategic approach to make the journey in innovative, profitable steps. We are pleased to present this case study of the Interface sustainability success story–pulling back the curtain on how it was done.

A “Golden Standard” develops from collaboration in Dublin

In January 2008, Dublin City Council (DCC) began working with RealEyes Sustainability Ltd. and The Natural Step to move toward strategic, organisational sustainability using The Natural Step Framework.

In November 2008, Dublin City Council kicked-off its new “Sustainable Dublin” effort with Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, founder of The Natural Step, providing inspiration through the keynote address. To date, the City of Dublin has already made significant strides with strategies to improve energy efficiency, waste management and protect biodiversity.