News from The Natural Step International and our members

World Circular Economy Forum 2019 Wraps Up in Finland: Next Step Canada

This month representatives from The Natural Step’s teams around the world were at the World Circular Economy Forum, which took place in Helsinki Finland 3-5 June. The event, brought together over 2200 of the world’s top business leaders, policymakers, researchers and innovators working to implement the circular economy globally. Topics ranged from plastics, construction, and textiles, to promising circular product-service concepts to policy frameworks and how to measure circularity.

VinylPlus Announces Recycling Record: Seeks to Accelerate Innovation

VinylPlus is the European PVC industry’s voluntary commitment towards sustainable development. Working with The Natural Step, VinylPlus announced record levels of recycling at #VSF2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. The industry is now 92.4% of its way towards its 2020 target, recycling nearly 5 million tonnes of PVC since 2000.

Landmark Report on Chemicals Launched: Global Chemicals Outlook II

The Natural Step International is a proud partner with UN Environment Today, the Global Chemicals Outlook II was launched during the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. This landmark study highlights an alarming picture about the unintended...

The Natural Step Chemical Coalition

I am pleased to introduce you to The Natural Step’s new chemicals sub-site and ‘chemicals coalition’. We are a team of Sustainability and Business Advisors representing various offices of The Natural Step and working at the interface between chemicals, materials and product sustainability.

The Food We Don’t See

Would you feel comfortable emptying your wallet into the trash can? No? But that's exactly what many of us do on a daily basis. Fact is, the average person throws away 1/4 of the food they buy without thinking about it. Food waste is a global challenge. Not many...

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...