The Natural Step

14 Pages Posted: 30 May 2017

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Andrea Larson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Wendy Warren

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Abstract

This note explains "The Natural Step" framework, an educational and implementational tool used by corporations to incorporate environmental programs and sustainability principles into strategy and operations. The note provides a short history of The Natural Step organization and a description of the process by which the framework was developed. The four systemic conditions of The Natural Step are presented as principles to guide decision making. Hundreds of companies are now using The Natural Step; the note provides short descriptions of a handful of these companies.

Excerpt

UVA-ENT-0039

Rev. Oct. 13, 2009

THE NATURAL STEP

Introduction

The list of environmental concerns challenging industry and society is sobering in their far-reaching character:

· exponential population growth

. . .

Keywords: environment, pollution, sustainability, sustainable business

Suggested Citation

Larson, Andrea and Warren, Wendy, The Natural Step. Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0039. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2974246

Andrea Larson (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/larson.htm

Wendy Warren

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

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