We regret to inform our community about a significant development involving one of our valued members in The Netherlands. Due to an unresolved conflict between a former associate and the managing director of The Natural Step Nederland, Mr. B. Aanraad felt forced to file for bankruptcy, which was declared June 4th 2024 and communicated to us Friday June 7th.

Our association deeply values transparency, collaboration, and mutual support among all members and associates. We recognize that such incidents can have wide-ranging implications and affect not only the parties involved but also our larger community.

Our priority remains the well-being and success of our clients, members, associates, and partners globally. We are actively working to provide resources and support to all affected parties and are in contact with legal and financial advisors to navigate the complexities of this matter.

While the path forward is not yet determined, we remain committed to keeping our stakeholders informed of developments. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through these challenges. If you have any questions, need further information or would like to talk to us about this situation, please do not hesitate to contact us at The Natural Step International via inquiry-nl (at) thenaturalstep.org

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Antonio Vasconcelos

Chairman of the TNSi board