We live in a time of great uncertainty, complexity, and unprecedented systemic challenges. Addressing complex sustainability challenges requires unprecedented collaboration and new ways of working across sectors and across scales.

We have a long track record of working with organizations to help them become sustainability leaders. Our effort to support the emergence of role model organizations that can inspire others is a key part of our mission.

We are a highly respected provider of learning programs based both on a big-picture, science-based understanding of sustainability and an understanding of the hands-on skills needed by today’s leaders.


Highlighting Sustainability Leadership: Nina Gales, Town of Olds

After working on the town’s sustainability plan for three years, Nina Gales, the Town of Olds Manager of Corporate Affairs, reflects on how far Olds has come “Margaret Mead championed the power of local action to change the world: I think the town is beginning to think like that”.

Storytelling in the National Capital Region

Storyteller Blog - Ottawa Sustainability for Leaders Level 1 Course

Written by Monique Lefebvre

Before the holidays trickled in, a group of more than 20 participants coalesced to take part in The Natural Step’s Sustainability Leaders course December 10th and 11th 2009. Entering the room, familiar faces were to be seen. The course commenced with a roundtable of introductions starting off with our two remarkable facilitators. People from universities, non-governmental organizations, businesses, the federal government and municipalities briefly introduced themselves and the work they do. In these introductions two common threads were evident. The first being the participants’ pride in their work and second their openness and their willingness to learn.

Sustainability For Leaders – Level 1 in Vancouver, BC

By Hyuma Frankowski

Dec 2nd & 3rd marked the first TNS “Sustainability for Leaders, Level 1” course in Vancouver, Canada. Two gloriously sunny (gasp! In Vancouver?!), intense, learning-filled days that drew participants from Campbell River, to well south of the border as far as San Francisco.  Just as wide-ranging were their professional backgrounds; planners, educators, facilitators, engineers, marketing and communications officers to name a few.


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