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.

The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) is creating a circular economy in Canada in which plastic waste is kept in the economy and out of the environment. Canada Plastics Pact Partners are united, working together on achieving clear, actionable targets by the year 2025. 


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.

Community Sustainability Planning Course in Toronto, Ontario

Submitted by Laur Fisher

As you walked into the Hilton Garden Inn conference room on December 8th, you could hear the energy pulsing around the room.  In fact, it was difficult to quiet it.  Here, council members, NGO and government staff, students, independent consultants, and unofficial-yet-passionate community leaders were sharing experiences from their communities.  >See pictures here.


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