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.


How water rates can improve the sustainability of our water systems

By Jonathan Arnold

Throughout our daily routines, we rarely take pause to appreciate the magic behind municipal water and wastewater systems. These systems treat and deliver clean drinking water directly to our faucets. They also take and treat the wastewater that goes down our toilets and sinks. The infrastructure behind the magic is buried beneath our yards and streetscapes—often out of sight and out of mind.

How Sustainability is Disrupting Business-As-Usual

at Globe Forum 2018 and beyond

By Jessica Pelchat

We’ve heard it all before. Business needs to get on-board with sustainability.

A study published in 2017 on Changing Consumer Behaviour shows that ”Consumers are no longer interested in the dichotomy between the environment and the economy,” they don’t feel they should have to choose.

Rather, they should be able to have both. Many businesses have begun to make changes; however, these need to stem from a true science-based understanding of sustainability to drive real transformation and disrupt the “business-as-usual” mentality.

IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership Program: A Success Story

In the late fall of 2008, The Natural Step Canada launched an initiative to train and develop young leaders and champions of sustainability. The project expanded in 2011 when we partnered with The Co-operators to deliver this training under the IMPACT! brand.


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