Adding Sustainable Value
New Zealand's leading programme for businesses serious about sustainability
The Natural Step NZ is building on it's parthership with Otago Polytechnic and the Sustainable Business Network through the Adding Sustainable Value business improvement programme. In 2013 the ASV programme will be deliverd by TNSNZ in 5 regions: Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu and Wellington.
ASV delivers participating businesses with a strategic business plan that integrates opportunities of sustainable practice and a practical action plan for the next steps; the SBN Get Sustainable Challenge and entry to the SBN National Business Awards; as well as an NZQA qualification from Otago Poly.
The Natural Step NZ
The Natural Step NZ is a leading provider of advisory services, training and support for kiwi organisations recognising the financial benefits of a strategic approach to sustainability. Our team of highly qualified accredited advisors are experts in helping you and your team make sense of sustainability. Our clients not only enjoy the financial pay offs of a sustainable approach, but also reap the rewards of an enhanced reputation, improved staff morale, and reduced risk profile.
TNSNZ is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity. Our focus is on enabling others to do well by doing good. If you wish to support our work by way of a donation or sponsorship, please get in touch.
To find out more about how we can help you, and to learn about our upcoming training courses, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Natural Step network - a global community
The Natural Step global network is an international network of sustainability professionals dedicated to education, advisory work and research in sustainable development. Since 1989, we have worked with thousands of corporations, municipalities, academic institutions and not-for-profit organisations. With many accolades and international awards under our belt, The Natural Step is a proven source of reliable and high quality advice on sustainability.
Rigorous science. Practical solutions.
The Natural Step Framework is a proven, scientifically robust model that helps organisations take practical steps towards being more sustainable. We research the science of sustainability and link it to real world applications. We create dialogue about the opportunities and challenges in building a sustainable future. We are accelerating change toward sustainability.
If you're serious about sustainability, contact us on email@example.com to find out how we can help.
"The Natural Step is a clear voice in the commotion."Leif Johansson, CEO, Volvo Group
- TNS New Zealand: A Wealth of EngagementsThursday, 25 April 2013 | Submitted by Scott Perret
Here is a snapshot update of some of the work that's been going on in The Natural Step New Zealand office lately. It was originally posted as part of the Spring 2013 Stepping Stones Newsletter.
With its diverse network of Natural Step associates, TNS New Zealand engages in a rich array of initiatives that span Kiwi society. Whether it’s examining how a western-born framework for strategic sustainable development translates to an indigenous Māori context, offering sustainability training to businesses, community development, translating the living building challenge to local conditions, or delving into what sustainable health sector policies would look like, our New Zealand associates are working to bring a systems perspective and strategic sustainability to every arena in their beautiful country.
- Living Buildings in New ZealandTuesday, 03 April 2012 | Submitted by Simon Harvey
Imagine projecting the mega trends of un-sustainability onto a building project. We would see all the symptoms of unsustainability; climate change impacts, ecological degradation; escalating energy, water and travel costs; inefficient HVAC (air) creating uncomfortable houses and offices that make you ill; risk aversion at every stage, creating silo solutions and a race to the bottom of the cost & quality barrel.
What would a building look like that addressed all these issues and responded strategically to these constraints? Imagine that it went even further and used bio-mimicry design to generate solutions that positively improve our society, environment and economy? Well these buildings exist already. They are called Living Buildings.
- Sustainability for Leaders - 2 day MasterclassTuesday, 03 April 2012 | Submitted by Simon Harvey
Training programme - 30th and 31st May 2012
If you’re one of those people who sees sustainability as a huge opportunity to drive innovation and find better ways of doing things, then this is for you. If you’re looking for some sound principles that can underpin your efforts to reduce environmental impacts, whilst also improving the way you meet your customers’ needs; this course will provide the answers you’ve been looking for.
- Adding Sustainable Value - business courses with 70% scholarship funding available!Tuesday, 03 April 2012 | Submitted by Simon Harvey
One size does not fit all when it comes to business improvement and sustainability strategy. We believe that businesses can achieve better sustainability performance improvements when they really understand the full range of issues involved, and have a simple, smart framework that develops a tailored response to their particular business situation. When people are competent to take action, change happens and it sticks. So we go beyond a focus on waste and energy to help businesses examine and understand all the opportunities.
- Karl-Henrik Robèrt and other Blue Planet Prize winners call for Transformational Change in paper launched this week at UNEPThursday, 23 February 2012 | Submitted by Kelly Hawke Baxter
Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Founder of The Natural Step, joined a group of the world’s leading scientists and experts in sustainable development today in calling for urgent changes to policies and institutions to enable humanity to tackle environmental crises and improve human wellbeing.
The group – all past winners of the Blue Planet Prize – have gathered in London to finalise a paper that will be launched at the UN Environment Programme’s Governing Council meeting in Nairobi on 20-22 February.
The paper will emphasise transformational solutions to key environment and development challenges. It highlights the policies, technologies and behaviour changes required to protect the local, regional and global environment, stimulate the economy and enhance the livelihoods of the poor.
The paper, Environmental and Development Challenges: The imperative to act comes ahead of the Rio+20 conference in Brazil in June, which marks the 20th anniversary of the historic UN Conference on Environment and Development (Rio Earth Summit).
To view the draft paper, please visit Blue Planet Laureates: Environmental and Development Challenges – The Imperative to Act