Rising to the sustainability crises of our times requires significant shifts in all the ways we work together as a society–from policy design, to business practice, to technological innovation. Driving those shifts means working with ambitious and committed problem-solvers across sectors and value-chains. We’re proud to partner with these solutionists and their organizations across industry, government, and civil society to drive systems-scale change.

While each of our Solution Spaces develops unique partner initiatives to drive forward specific workstreams and goals, we also build partnerships that cross-cut and build capacity behind multiple solutions and our mission overall.`

Interested in exploring a partnership with The Natural Step?

Our partners inform policy recommendations, share knowledge across value chain networks, actively shape and pilot innovations, and drive impact in their sectors. There are numerous ways to participate in advancing our mission.

Working Reciprocally in Good Relations with Indigenous Peoples

Working reciprocally and in good relations with Indigenous peoples in Canada is essential to the vision of a strong, inclusive economy that thrives within nature’s limits. We acknowledge with gratitude the enduring connection of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples to the lands and waters of this country. We are on a journey to deepen our understanding of Indigenous connections to the lands upon which we work and the complicated and ongoing legacy of colonialism that impacts our work today. We commit to act within our sphere of influence to uphold the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to respond to the TRC’s Calls to Action, particularly call to action #92. We are taking steps forward by bringing a reconciliation lens to each of our Solution Space strategies–in some of these we are further along the journey than in others. As an organization, we are committed to building our internal capacity and culture so that we can share and grow learnings and continuously improve. We recognize that we have much further to go and embrace the learning path ahead of us with humility, care, and determination.