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- Friday, 03 December 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
Sure, it may be a cliche, but if Nike wants the fashion industry to just do it, who are we to argue?
In 1998, The Natural Step began to work with Nike to help it apply the principles of sustainability to its business operations, and the company formalized its commitment to sustainable commerce with an official policy statement later that year. Hundreds of Nike employees were trained to use The Natural Step Framework between 1998 and 2001, leading to numerous innovative programs to further its sustainability goals. In 2008, Nike partnered with The Natural Step again to help assess and further develop its approach to product innovation by defining a long-term vision for sustainable products.
- Thursday, 02 December 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
Have a look at SNAP Ottawa Downtown's article about our 1st Annual Sustainabili-TEA event! Thanks to SNAP Ottawa Downtown for the article.
The Natural Step hosted its Sustainabili-TEA fundraiser in mid-November. The event was a rare opportunity to hear from sustainability expert Bob Willard, author of The Sustainability Champions Guidebook and other best-selling sustainability books, among many other inspiring speakers.
- Thursday, 02 December 2010 | Submitted by Simon Harvey
A clear direction for TNS NZ over the coming year has emerged from the AGM and advisor strategy day held on 30th November 2010. With up to 20 people present, there was a diverse group of TNS NZ advisors, trainee advisors and special friends. “We were fortunate and very grateful to have the skills of Rosie Walford and Jana Lyn-Holly as facilitators,” explains Simon Harvey, Executive Director of TNS NZ. “Their facilitation provided good objectivity and teased out a lot of information that could easily have been passed over. And we got three clear priorities real
- Thursday, 02 December 2010 | Submitted by Simon Harvey
The TNS NZ advisor network has grown to 11 accredited members with the addition of Mardi Neumann, Jan Harrison and Ella Lawton. These three earned their wings with the successful completion of their assessed live assignments.
- Wednesday, 01 December 2010 | Submitted by Simon Harvey
TNS New Zealand hosted its first major event on 29th November 2010 with 120 people attending Co-Create the Future in Auckland – stories of success in sustainable practice. The event featured eight speakers and a series of videos highlighting thought-leadership and achievements in sustainable practice. By securing some foundation sponsors TNS NZ were able to host the event on a “by donation” basis (or “koha” to use the local concept of giving an amount that reflects a fair exchange of value) making it accessible to e
- Monday, 29 November 2010 | Submitted by Kelly Hawke Baxter
The Natural Step is very pleased to announce that we have appointed Peter Price-Thomas as Interim CEO of The Natural Step Global Network, effective immediately. Peter will be working on a contract basis over the next six months, based in the UK. Peter’s mandate will be to finalize the transition of TNSI from its current licensee-based organizational structure to a new membership-based “TNS Global Network”, which has been underway for some time.Peter is already familiar to many within The Natural Step network, having held senior roles with The Natural Step and Forum for the Future over the past decade. One of The Natural Step’s most senior and experienced advisors, Peter has participated in many leading sustainability projects with organizations such as Givaudan, Crest Nicholson, Carillion, ICI Paints, Nike, Interface and Prêt a Manger. He has been a leading innovator of sustainability tools, including the prize winning Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment, and facilitator of over 150 TNS workshops.
- Friday, 26 November 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
Corporate Knights Magazine's latest issue features health-related articles. "The Killer Kernel: The skinny on what's expanding our waistlines and crippling our health system", by Toby A.A. Heaps, features a section on Sweden's Max Hamburger, a partner of The Natural Step.
Thanks to Corporate Knights Magazine and Toby A.A. Heaps.
How Max Hamburger took The Natural Step
Since 2003 Max Hamburger, Sweden's oldest and most popular hamburger chain, has tripled its size, quadrupled its revenue, and quintupled its profits.
- Empowering Sustainability Champions - A participant's story about the Sustainability for Leaders - Level 1, TorontoFriday, 26 November 2010 | Submitted by Youth Storyteller
Thank you to Brendan Seale for writing this blog about his experience at Sustainability for Leaders - Level 1: Foundations, in Toronto, ON.
To see pictures from the course please click here to visit our Flickr.
"I've worked 28 years in the environmental field, and I've seen first hand the decline of our natural systems because of unsustainable practices", says Rod Bilz. "Frankly, I'm shocked by how quickly I've seen it happen."
As a consultant at 3Seven Solutions who works to evaluate and minimize the ecological footprint of travel, Rod understands the economic benefits of working toward sustainability, but his motivation comes from a deeper place. "I'm here because I want my children and grandchildren to have the same opportunities that I’ve had."
- Tuesday, 23 November 2010 | Submitted by Sean Rioux
Vi arbetar med hållbarhet, där områden som klimat, socialt ansvar, CSR och miljö ingår. Vårt växande nätverk av utbildare, coacher, rådgivare och forskare runt om i världen skapar innovativa lösningar, strategier och verktyg för att ni ska bli både hållbara och framgångsrika.
- Thursday, 18 November 2010 | Submitted by Josh Snider
Gathered around more than two dozen tables in the hall of Ottawa’s St. Joseph’s church this past Sunday, sat activist, friends, families, and curious community members. The reason? The Natural Step Canada’s 1st Annual Sustainabili-TEA: Helping Leaders Create a Better Tomorrow, Today. The event aimed to raise awareness about the global sustainability challenges and opportunities we all face, the work The Natural Step Canada undertakes to help create sustainability leaders across the country, and to generate financial and in-kind support to expand our important programs.
Without question, Sustainabili-TEA was a huge success!