The Natural Step Academy

Planning for Sustainability

Online courses for sustainability and quality of life

Welcome at The Natural Step Academy. We have been at the forefront of sustainable development worldwide for over 30 years. We were founded in Sweden in the late 1980s and have since that time been involved in helping to transition thousands of organizations in all corners of the planet to become more sustainable. An important part of our way of working is about transferring knowledge and embedding sustainability in learning organisations. We still do this with great passion and an even more passionate worldwide network of partners.

The Natural Step Basics
The Natural Step Basics e-Module

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The Natural Step Basics

Quality of Life within the limits of the earth for current and future generations…. Nice, much needed… but how do you do that?

In this online course you will learn the basic concepts of The Natural Step Approach and you will discover how to strategically plan for a sustainable future based on 4 principles and a process we call ‘backcasting’ from principles.

Over the past decades, we taught more than 1,000,000 people the language of sustainability

Various housing associations, municipalities and companies have set up their own (online) training program together with The Natural Step.  Our latest e-learning already reached more than 1,000 professionals in the Netherlands and abroad in 2020 and 2021.

Why our trainings?

For professionals

Our courses are aimed at applying sustainability in day-to-day business operations. We bring a lot of experience with us and help you with the application of sustainability in your work.

From talking to doing!

We can talk endlessly about what sustainability and quality of life mean exactly, but that 'knowing' only serves a purpose if we can translate it into action. We help you learn exactly that.

Learn to apply faster

With the major challenges of the coming years, we have no time to lose. We need to make decisions faster, change faster and help others do the same. That includes making mistakes.

Real life examples

We are not just an educator in sustainability. Most of our knowledge is in the live-link with day-to-day business practices. As a result, we are well aware of what works and what does not work and we share this knowledge with you!