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Open Training

Press release · 15 January 2018

New initiative “Future-Fit Organisations” will start with pilot training end of January

Together with Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH (SGA) and taskforce The Natural Step Germany just startet its new initiative “Future-Fit Organisations”. The pilot training addresses decision makers, leaders, consultants, project and interim managers. Date and place: January 26 and 27, 2018, IHK Akademie Westerham, D-83620 Feldkirchen-Westerham (near Munich). Special offer: 900,00 € plus VAT (overnight stay not included), registration here or on Xing Events.

Contact for organisational questions: Viktoria von Waldenfels, +49 (89) 212 312 151, To learn more please download the PDF (in German).

Image SDGs

Press release · 02 June 2017

The Natural Step Germany on Donald Trump’s decision

Donald Trump has confirmed that he will withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement. This represents a clear NO to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Germany, France and Italy already issued a joined statement that they won’t join him in this effort.

Dirk Uhlemann from The Natural Step Germany said: “Donald Trump is putting his country on the wrong side of history”. He added: “Angela Merkel should follow the advice of experts such as Marlehn Thieme and Prof Dr Günther Bachmann from the German Council for Sustainable Development (Rat fuer Nachhaltige Entwicklung).” Scientists, industry experts and politicians around the globe are convinced that the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs are the global framework for the 21st century. To create a better future on Earth we have to respect this framework and the sustainability principles defining the basic conditions for a sustainable society.

Press release · 08 May 2017

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017 in Berlin

The fifth edition of the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum will take place on the 10th and 11th May 2017 in Berlin. VinylPlus, a customer and partner of The Natural Step since many years, is the voluntary sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry. It aims at creating a long-term sustainability framework for the entire PVC value chain. This year’s forum will revolve around “Towards Circular Economy”. It will look at the key sustainability challenges for PVC and the growing opportunities to contribute to enhanced resource efficiency. The Natural Step will participate at the event with an info-stand in the exhibition area. Dirk Uhlemann, Managing Director & Advisor at The Natural Step Germany, and Richard Blume from Det Naturliga Steget, The Natural Step’s Swedish organisation, are looking forward to an inspiring exchange of ideas with the PVC industry experts. More information about VinylPlus can be found here.

Performance Days - Functional Fabric Fair 2017

Press release · 10 April 2017

The Natural Step Germany at Performance Days in Munich

Rüdiger Röhrig, Director & Advisor at The Natural Step Germany and Managing Partner at Sustainable Growth Associates (SGA), will give a lecture on sustainability in the textile industry, entitled “Sustainability and technology acceleration – surfing the waves”. His keynote will begin at 16:45 on Thursday, 27th April 2017, in the presentation area near the Perfomance Forum. You can get your free ticket on the Performance Days website. More information on Rüdiger’s lecture can be found here.

The Natural Step branch near Munich

Press release · 20 March 2017

The Natural Step Germany’s new office near Munich

A few months after signing the official contract with the international organisation, The Natural Step Germany has now moved to its new office in Planegg near Munich. Since 1989, the people at The Natural Step have been passionate about helping individuals and organisations to experience success in creating a sustainable world. As a non-profit organisation with Swedish roots, the group has been at the forefront of sustainable development for almost 30 years now. Dirk Uhlemann, Rüdiger Röhrig, Edwin Janssen and Thomas Riegler of the core team in Germany, are proud to represent the recognised brand and registered trademark “The Natural Step” in Germany. The German branch teams up with the other country offices around the world, sharing the same core identity, vision and purpose.

The Natural Step Germany open course programme

Press release · 24 February 2017

Open courses on sustainability in German language

Around the globe, The Natural Step is a highly respected provider of science-based education programmes on sustainable development and leadership. Our labs, trainings and courses are proven in practice. From now on, selected certified open courses are available in German language as well.  All courses address people with the goal of influencing sustainability-related change processes, offering the opportunity to learn how to apply The Natural Step’s core concepts of sustainability. The Level 1 course “Foundamentals in Sustainability-Inspired Strategy” addresses people irrespective of their level of experience of sustainability. The Level 2 course has been designed for sustainability professionals and those seeking to enable sustainability-related change processes. We keep you updated on upcoming courses.

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