Core Concepts of Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability

Arrhenius, E. and K.-H. Robèrt. 1992. Styrmedel på väg mot det bärkraftiga samhället, Det Naturliga Steget, Stockholm. (Political and economic measures towards the sustainable society. A draft translation to English available.)

Bradbury, H. “The swedish natural step: the learning history of the early stages of Det Naturliga Steget” (Ph.D. thesis., Boston College, The Carroll School of Management Department of Organization Studies, 1998)

Broman, G., J. Holmberg, and K.-H. Robèrt. 1996. Enkelhet utan reduktion — Principerna som kan ersätta förvirring. “Simplicity without reduction – principles that can replace confusion”. Tidskriften Det Naturliga Steget 1/96, 38-41.

Brundtland, G. ed. 1987. Our common future: The World Commission on Environment and Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Burks, P., and Kurt de Boer. 1996 The Natural Step and green plans. Earth Light (Describes The Natural Step scientific process in Sweden.)

Burns, S., and D. Katz. 1997. ISO 14001 and The Natural Step framework. Perspectives 11: 7-20.

Byggeth, S. H. “Integration of Sustainability Aspects in Product Development” (Thesis for the degree of licentiate of engineering., Karlskrona University and Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg University, 2001)

Collado, F. R. “Sustainability and green trade applied to the Leather Industry in Norrbotten: a study within a framework provided by The Natural Step” (Master thesis., Luleå University of Technology, 1999)

Frankel, C. 1995. The Visions Gap. Tomorrow: Global Environment Business. 5(3)

Hawken, P. A. and L.H. Lovins. 1999. Natural capitalism – creating the next industrial revolution. Snowmass CO: Rocky Mountain Institute.

Hawken, P. 1995 . Taking the Natural Step. In Context 41:36.available at:

Holmberg, J. and K-H. Robèrt. 2000. Backcasting from non-overlapping sustainability principles: a framework for strategic planning. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 7: 1-18

Holmberg, J., U. Lundqvist, K.-H. Robèrt, and M. Wackernagel. 1999. The ecological footprint from a systems perspective of sustainability. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 6: 17-33.

Holmberg, J. 1998. Backcasting: a natural step when operationalising sustainable development. Greener Management International 23: 30-52.

Holmberg, J. 1998. Australienska forskare prövar systemvillkoren. “Australian scientists test system-conditions”. Tidskriften Det Naturliga Steget 2/98, 52.

Holmberg, J. 1997. Viktigt att DNS kunskap förmedlas nyanserat. “The importance of communicating the TNS framework in a subtle way?” Tidskriften Det Naturliga Steget 1/97, 10.

Holmberg, J., K-H. Robèrt, and K. E. Eriksson. 1996. Socio-ecological principles for sustainability. In Getting down to earth: practical applications of ecological economics, R. Costanza et al. eds. Washington D.C.: Island Press.

Holmberg, J. “Socio-Ecological Principles and Indicators for Sustainability” ( Ph.D. thesis., Institute of Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers University of technology and Göteborg University, Göteborg, 1995)

James, S., and T. Lahti. 2004. The natural step for communities: how cities and towns can change to sustainable practices. Gabriola Island B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Korhonen, J. Industrial ecology in the strategic sustainable development model: strategic applications of industrial ecology. Journal of Cleaner Production 12: 809-823.

Kranz, D. and S. Burns. 1997. Combining the Natural Step and ISO 14001. Perspectives on Business and Global Change 11(4):7-20.

Meynell, F. “Awakening giants: An inquiry into The Natural Step UK´s facilitation of sustainable development with sector-leading companies.” ( Ph.D. thesis., Faculty of Technology, The Open University, UK. 2003)

Nattrass, B., and M. Altomare. 2002. Dancing with the tiger. Gabriola Island B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Nattrass, B., and M. Altomare. 1999. The Natural Step for business. Gabriola Island B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Ny, H., G. Broman, J.P. MacDonald, R. Yamamoto, and K.-H. Robèrt. 2005. Strategic LCA: reframing traditional boundaries using constraints. The Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Robèrt, K.-H., B. Schmidt-Bleek, J. Aloisi de Larderel, G. Basile, L. Jansen, R. Kuehr, P. Price Thomas, M. Suzuki, P. Hawken and M. Wackernagel. 2002. Strategic sustainable development: selection, design and synergies of applied tools. Journal of Cleaner Production 10(3): 197-214.

Robèrt, K.-H. 2002. The Natural Step story: seeding a quiet revolution. Gabriola Island B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Robèrt, K.-H. 1999. Varför går det på månen men inte här? eller De osynliga ledarna. Aptit på livet eller en bok om vårt välbefinnande. sid 51-59. (The energy issue from a sustainability perspective – chapter in the utility company Vattenfalls millenium book. Translation exists in English.)

Robert, K.-H. and Holmberg, J. 1998. Det Naturliga Stegets Systemvillkor. “The Natural Step System-conditions”. Tidskriften Det Naturliga Steget 2/98, 6-8.

Robèrt, K. H., H. Daly, P. Hawken and J. Holmberg. 1997. A Compass for Sustainable Development. International Journal for Sustainable Development and World Ecology 4: 79-92.

Robèrt, K.-H., B. Bokalders, L.Trulson, B. Wallgren, H. Nordin, and R. Olsson. 1996. Plastdebatt utan röd tråd. Tidskriften Det Naturliga Steget 3/96, 22-27. (The noncomprehensible plastic debate.)

Robèrt, K-H.1996. Tankefel som får kompassnålen ur kurs – Hur ska man bära sig åt för att ta ut rätt kurs på vägen mot en uthållig verksamhet? Tidskriften Det Naturliga Steget 4/96, 30-34.(Errors of thought that cause the needle of the compass to miss north – How do we provide the right direction to planning?)

Robèrt, K-H. Kränkningen – Dagens trafiksystem bryter mot alla de fyra grundvillkoren för såväl välfärd som överlevnad. Tidskriften Det Naturliga Steget 1/95, 21-22. (Todays traffic system violate all four conditions for our wellbeing, and in the long run our survival.)

Rowland, E. and C. Sheldon. 1999. The Natural Step and ISO 14001. London: British Standard Institute.

Upham, P. “An assessment of the natural step as a framework for technology choice” (Ph.D thesis, University of Manchester, England. 1999)

Van Gelder, S., ed. 1998. The Natural Step: the science of sustainability. In Saying yes! Conversations on a World that Works for All. 50-54. Location:

Varga, Márton. “The Natural Step Framework. Procedure for case transition to sustainability of companies and organisations” (Master's thesis, ETH Centrum, Zürich University)

Varga, Marton. “The Natural Step Framework: An approach for strategic sustainable development” (Diploma thesis, Natural and Social Science Interface (UNS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, No. 04/03 ETH-UNS Haldenbachstr. 44, ETH- Zentrum HAD, 8092 Zurich. 2003)

Waage, Sissel, ed. 2003. Ants, Galileo and Ghandi. Sheffield UK: Greenleaf Publishing.


ReferencesCommunitiesCorporate Social Responsibility >

Share Share