- Wednesday, 25 September 2013Submitted byScott Perret
Cities where the 1-day course will be available include:
- Monday, 09 September 2013Submitted byNeil McCallum
Written by Itzel Orozco
On June 27, 2013, the first TNS Level 1 Workshop was hosted in Mexico. This workshop was organized and hosted by Itzel Orozco, Strategy & Sustainability Consultant, and led by Pong Leung, Senior Associate at The Natural Step Canada. The course was delivered in Spanish and had a great turn out with 20 enthusiastic attendees. The group represented the for-profit, non-profit and education sectors. All of the course participants had a deep interest for social and environmental issues, which set the stage for wonderful conversations, as well as great networking.
- Wednesday, 14 August 2013Submitted byNeil McCallum
Tim Brodhead kicked off the closing keynote at the Accelereate: Collaborating for Sustainability Conference by sharing a few congratulatory remarks before offering the floor to Göran Carstedt. Göran shared his reflections on leadership and the conference. He opened with a remark on the conference model; that it wove together thinkers and doers, theorists and practitioners, time for listening and time for conversations.
- Avrim Lazar -Why Collaboration Matters: Exploring Collective Impact & Shared Value (Accelerate 2013)Friday, 19 July 2013Submitted byNeil McCallum
Tim Draimin hosted Avrim Lazar and David Hughes to explore the concepts of 'collective impact' and 'shared value' at the Accelerate: Collaborating for Sustainability conference. The session began with Tim and Avrim engaging together in a talk about the evolution of collaboration: how humans are wired for cooperation, how it's natural within a tribe, and yet most of our systems and institutions have us locked into a view of ourselves as self-serving.
- Thursday, 04 July 2013Submitted byScott Perret
The Swedish office of The Natural Step is currently seeking Senior Advisors to help establish and conduct change projects in both the private and public sectors. Fluency in Swedish and English is required. More information (in Swedish).
- Thursday, 04 July 2013Submitted byScott Perret
Anyone seeking references to the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD, a.k.a. The Natural Step Framework) can now find them in a single document posted on our website, under the Resources tab.
The reference list was recently updated by FSSD scholar Anthony W. Thompson, building on the work of Anna Cogo of The Natural Step Italy. It assembles lists of peer-reviewed academic articles, dissertations and theses, conference proceedings, websites, popular articles, educational materials, a list of communities that have used the FSSD in their planning and many other references to the FSSD, organized by reference type.
- Friday, 21 June 2013Submitted byScott Perret
The new waterfront wing at BTH
The Faculty Board of the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Blekinge Tekniska Högskola--BTH) in Sweden recently decided to establish a new PhD Program –called Strategic Sustainable Development.
"This is a very important milestone in the development of sustainability research and education at BTH", says Prof. Göran Broman
- Beckers Sustainability Report 2012 – a case of linking strategy, sustainability principles and GRI reporting.Tuesday, 18 June 2013Submitted byAnna Volckerts
The Beckers Group, a partner of The Natural Step since 2008, has recently released its first global sustainability report. We are pleased to share the report here and to provide comment on how the process leading to this report has used two different sustainability methods - the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines - to help the company define, measure and report progress.
- Tuesday, 21 May 2013Submitted byScott Perret
Shutterstock photo of Gotland, Sweden
The proposal is designed to address the dual concerns of rising unemployment and pollution of the Baltic, resulting from the leakage of money and jobs from the import of fertilizers and the leakage of nutrients from the soil into the sea. Gotland is the largest island in the Baltic.
The Foundation is concerned that the ecology of the Baltic will collapse if phosphorous emissions are not brought under control. At the same time they feel that it is high time to address the risks associated with the potential depletion of phosphorus supplies that may give us as little as 30 years to change practices to recycling rather than mining as our main source of fertilizers.
- Wednesday, 01 May 2013Submitted byScott Perret
We already have all the knowledge we need to answer this question, and efforts are under way to do just that. Have a look at this clever response to Joel Makower's GreenBiz article "What Is Sustainability Anyway?", co-authored by The Natural Step Canada board member Bob Willard (the well-known author and sustainable business guru) and The Natural Step Canada executive director Chad Park.