The Natural Step  Who We Are, What We Do      January 2011                           2011 The Natural Step
How it all began...• 1989 – Doctor Karl-Henrik  Robert• The King of Sweden as Patron• Influencing Swedish society,  and Bu...
Common approach to Economic,Environmental, and Social Issues                      Reductionism                            ...
The Natural Step Systemic PerspectiveStructured overview                                     2011 The Natural Step
“The Natural Step is a ClearVoice in the Commotion.”  ”          Leif Johansson, CEO          VOLVO                    20...
The Natural Step: who are we?• International NGO• Scientific approach• Holisticframework• Strategic advice &  education• L...
Capacity building                                          Widespread capacity building in strategic                      ...
Online e-learning                2011 The Natural Step
Undergraduate & Master’s Courses in                    partnership with universities....1 year masters                    ...
Industry Courses for Business Leaders...                        A cooperation between:                                  2...
Websitewww.thenaturalstep.org                  2011 The Natural Step
International Research Initiative                                                                       Real Change       ...
Our Approach• The Natural Step approach is based upon and includes:   – Scientific consensus on a definition of sustainabi...
Three leadership questionsDo you have a definition of sustainability?            What is your gap?    What are you doing t...
20 Years of testing and developing a Framework                      for Strategic Sustainable DevelopmentOutcomes from our...
Sustainability-drivenregional planning:since 198525% of Swedishmunicipalities                        17
Olympic Communities- Whistler                            “This simple, science- and                            systems- ba...
Uses?The Natural Step Framework:       Helps you define a clear path to sustainability       Is scientifically tested, sha...
Examples of what we do•   Building Sustainability Awareness (e.g. Elearning, sustainability briefings, public speaking)•  ...
Business Partners and Collaborators                          2011 The Natural Step
What others say...“The whole world has dreamt about a solid definition ofsustainability that would allow systematic step-b...
What others say...“The TNS framework is the most rigorous, scientifically-based,and practical sustainability methodology o...
Business Example: Nike“What really impressed me working with [TNS] was their abilityto take the principles of sustainabili...
Business Example: Interface         Interface                 “As we climb mount Sustainability, with the four            ...
Electrolux"It was not until at least ten years later, we understoodhow much money Electrolux had saved and earned fromappl...
Educating 55.000 employees…           Our approach to           sustainability is           based on the           model s...
Contacts          The Natural Step Global Network - Italy Branch                             Via Malpighi 1 - 20129 - Mila...
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  1. 1. The Natural Step Who We Are, What We Do January 2011 2011 The Natural Step
  2. 2. How it all began...• 1989 – Doctor Karl-Henrik Robert• The King of Sweden as Patron• Influencing Swedish society, and Business• International expansion 2011 The Natural Step
  3. 3. Common approach to Economic,Environmental, and Social Issues Reductionism 2011 The Natural Step
  4. 4. The Natural Step Systemic PerspectiveStructured overview 2011 The Natural Step
  5. 5. “The Natural Step is a ClearVoice in the Commotion.” ” Leif Johansson, CEO VOLVO 2011 The Natural Step
  6. 6. The Natural Step: who are we?• International NGO• Scientific approach• Holisticframework• Strategic advice & education• Leadership and role models• Innovative tools and services• Networks & partnerships Celebrating 20 years advancing sustainable development around the world! 2011 The Natural Step
  7. 7. Capacity building Widespread capacity building in strategic sustainable development. Research Advisory servicesScientific discovery, application, ’Think and Do Leadership’ continual development and Pioneering new solutions testing of methods to that provide inspiration, accelerate real change. success stories and proof of possibility. Learning network Connection of people, ideas and resources to enable cross- sector collaboration for accelerated learning and action. 2011 The Natural Step
  8. 8. Online e-learning 2011 The Natural Step
  9. 9. Undergraduate & Master’s Courses in partnership with universities....1 year masters 3 month distance 2011 The Natural Step
  10. 10. Industry Courses for Business Leaders... A cooperation between: 2011 The Natural Step
  11. 11. Websitewww.thenaturalstep.org 2011 The Natural Step
  12. 12. International Research Initiative Real Change www.realchange.nu Product-Service Innovation (SWE) Business development (SWE) … Algae biomass (AUS)Energy systems (SWE) Conflict resolution (IL)Traffic systems (SWE) Industrial metal flows (USA) Rainforest ecosystems (BRA) Green Science / Chemistry (USA) Water management (NL) 2011 The Natural Step
  13. 13. Our Approach• The Natural Step approach is based upon and includes: – Scientific consensus on a definition of sustainability – A strategic framework for practical implementation of sustainability – An engagement process for individuals and teams to understand and manage change effectively – Demonstrated success through sectors and regions, worldwide. – A global network of inspired, committed and competent professional and role model partner organisations providing leadership and hope by advancing sustainable development. 2011 The Natural Step
  14. 14. Three leadership questionsDo you have a definition of sustainability? What is your gap? What are you doing to bridge it? 2011 The Natural Step
  15. 15. 20 Years of testing and developing a Framework for Strategic Sustainable DevelopmentOutcomes from our work... green building codes synergy / aligning tools & concepts capital investment filters systematic value-chain cooperation sustainable purchasing practices sustainability education programs on sustainable product design all continents zero-waste policies Influencing whole sectors carbon neutrality strategies 2011 The Natural Step
  16. 16. Sustainability-drivenregional planning:since 198525% of Swedishmunicipalities 17
  17. 17. Olympic Communities- Whistler “This simple, science- and systems- based framework is the best out there. It needs to become part of a new common language, as well understood worldwide as the rules of soccer”.Ken Melamed, Mayor of the award winning community ofWhistler, Canada,Host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. 2011 The Natural Step
  18. 18. Uses?The Natural Step Framework: Helps you define a clear path to sustainability Is scientifically tested, shared publicly and in use all around the world. Enables organizations to make strategic, economic decisions that will take them toward sustainability.Advisors from The Natural Step support you in building your sustainability competence, helping you answer tough questions like: 1. What is sustainability? 2. What challenges and opportunities do you face to get there? 3. How can you decrease the gap between the current situation and sustainability? 2011 The Natural Step
  19. 19. Examples of what we do• Building Sustainability Awareness (e.g. Elearning, sustainability briefings, public speaking)• Building Sustainability Competence (e.g. Certificate Courses, defining the business case for sustainability, employee training, executive masterclasses)• Company Sustainability Analysis (e.g. Readiness Assessment, material flow risk / opportunity assessment, organisational capacity assessment, best practice benchmarking)• Assessment of Markets, Products, Services and Materials (e.g. Product Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment, integration of Sustainability within Product Innovation Processes)• Sustainability Integration within business processes (e.g. Vision and Strategy Development, planning, management systems, monitoring and reporting )• Sustainability Projects (e.g. climate strategy, strategic sustainability communications, employee engagement programs, sustainability indexes, tool development etc.)• Value Chain Collaboration ( e.g. customer and supplier engagement, industry-wide education programs)• Cross-Sector Initiatives (e.g. stakeholder forums, applied sustainability research, networking) 2011 The Natural Step
  20. 20. Business Partners and Collaborators 2011 The Natural Step
  21. 21. What others say...“The whole world has dreamt about a solid definition ofsustainability that would allow systematic step-by-stepplanning. When the definition arrived, delivered by TheNatural Step, it was remarkable to see how simple it was.Why hadn’t anybody thought about it before?”Paul Hawken, Author. The Ecology of Commerce, NaturalCapitalism and Blessed Unrest 2011 The Natural Step
  22. 22. What others say...“The TNS framework is the most rigorous, scientifically-based,and practical sustainability methodology on the planet.”- Bob Willard, author of the Sustainability Champions Guidebook, TheSustainability Advantage and The Next Sustainability Wave, and 6-year TNS CanadaBoard Member 2011 The Natural Step
  23. 23. Business Example: Nike“What really impressed me working with [TNS] was their abilityto take the principles of sustainability, understand the businessmodel they were being plugged into and come up with clear andconcise statement of what that means for the business.”Jim Goddard, Director of Considered Innovation, Nike. 2011 The Natural Step
  24. 24. Business Example: Interface Interface “As we climb mount Sustainability, with the four sustainability principles at the top, we are doing better than ever on bottom line business. This is not at the cost of social or ecological systems, but at the cost of our competitors who still haven’t got it”.Portland US, October 2007, Ray Andersson, President, Founder and CEO, Interface. Inc. 2011 The Natural Step
  25. 25. Electrolux"It was not until at least ten years later, we understoodhow much money Electrolux had saved and earned fromapplying the TNS Framework to foresee changes onmarkets and legislation".Leif Johansson, CEO Volvo and former CEO Electrolux 2011 The Natural Step
  26. 26. Educating 55.000 employees… Our approach to sustainability is based on the model set out in The Natural Step IKEA 2011 The Natural Step
  27. 27. Contacts The Natural Step Global Network - Italy Branch Via Malpighi 1 - 20129 - Milano Eric Ezechieli–President eric.ezechieli@thenaturalstep.org Phone: + 39 02 898 668 22 Mobile: +39 348 60 600 60 Helping you take strategic steps toward sustainabilityResearch for Real Change | Training for Leaders | Coaching for Role Models | A Movement for Change www.thenaturalstep.org 2011 The Natural Step

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