A thriving human society within nature’s limits is possible. The Natural Step’s theory of change links individual awareness and agency, organizational strategy and practice, and systems-level collaboration.

The foundation for many innovative sustainability programs around the world is anchored in The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. Our science-based process has been tested and proven effective by hundreds of forward-thinking organizations over the past two decades.

Our programs focus on two primary intended impact areas we believe are crucial to accelerating the transition to a sustainable society and our unique suite of services translate the fundamentals of sustainability into practical steps for businesses, communities, and other organizations.


Meeting in the Radical Middle: Shaping a New Energy Futures Narrative

I have a big family - sixteen aunts and uncles and many, many cousins. Thanks to our grandparents we all seem to share a passion for debate.

One of the more heated and reoccurring discussions is on the topic of climate change. This is not surprising given I have generations of family members working in the Alberta oil sands as engineers, marketing executives, and environmental assessments experts. I also have family members who lead environmental organizations and who have been on the front lines of pipeline protests and the divestment movement.

Job Opportunity: Director, Natural Capital Lab

Position: Director, Natural Capital Lab
Position Location: Toronto Preferred, some flexibility available
Position Status: Contract with potential to renew
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Start Date: As soon as possible


Update from the Natural Capital Lab

Since we first introduced you to the Natural Capital Lab, our team has been working with an international working group on an exciting initiative that has the potential to transform the way business incorporates natural capital into decision-making. This initiative is being led by The Natural Capital Coalition, a global organization whose vision is a world where business conserves and enhances natural capital.


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