Leaders today need to deal with the complexities of increasing speed of innovation, competitive threats and customer demand for better, cheaper and greener products. At the same time, they need to deal with ever-rising input cost of labour and raw materials and tighter government regulations on emissions and pollution. 

The ability to understand systems dynamics, engage with key stakeholders across value chains and innovate sustainable ways forward is becoming a business imperative!

To succeed in this complex and changing context will require a systems approach to sustainability and a common language that can enable effective dialogue and collective decision-making across traditional boundaries.

The Natural Step Certificate Training: Sustainability for Leaders is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and tools to be “Future-Fit”. It helps you to understand how to transform your organization towards sustainable future by using world-known The Natural Step’s Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) and achieve strategic advantage and long-term leadership in your industry and/or community.

This is a 3-day training consist of two levels of courses:

  • Level 1 – Foundations in Sustainability Inspired Strategy and Innovation
  • Level 2 – Deep Dive into Sustainability Application Practices in Strategy and Innovation

The training welcomes any professional intending to leverage sustainability for business growth, aiming to shape a sustainable future and willing to lead sustainability-related change. Our courses are hands-on, participatory experiences that allow you to learn quickly, apply sustainability concepts and strategic approach to real situations and transfer what you learn to your business, organization or community.

You are encouraged to take Level 1 & Level 2 in one go. But you can also take them separately. Please note, to take Level 2 course only, you are required to have the completion certificate of the Level 1.

Language and Date


  • Level 1 – Oct. 21, 2019
  • Level 2 – Oct. 22-23, 2019 + case study homework + a final day of presentations and feedback, date TBD together with course participants.


November 2019

Course Fee

Level 1: 4000RMB, Level 2: 12000RMB. The Level 1 + Level 2 package: 14800RMB.

The fee includes course materials, certificates, break time coffee and snacks, and lunches.

We offer early bird discount  (15% off) if you register before October 1, and group discount (10%) if more than 2 people register together. 


Please click here to register, or scan the following QR code:

More information and Enquiry

To view the details, please visit the training website.

For more information, please send your enquiry to chinatraining@thenaturalstep.org, or reach us at +86 153 1656 6456; +86 186 2069 8958.

If you are interested in customizing the training for your company, please contact lin.zhang@thenaturalstep.org; +86 186 2069 8958