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With Paul Horton, experienced strategy and organizational change professional with 21 years of experience in the field.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development | Comprehensive Model for Planning in Complex Systems

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Recorded live on Tuesday February 25, 2014 

The purpose of this one-hour webinar is to introduce community, business, non-profit, and educational leaders to the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) a strategic, structured, and science-based approach to addressing the multi-facetted complexity of the sustainability challenge.

The FSSD effectively incorporates other concepts, methods, and tools that seek sustainable solutions – such as Cradle-to-Cradle, LEED, and Biomimicry – into a shared, structured overview, making better use of them. It was specifically designed to offer a whole-systems perspective on the sustainability challenge and to help people collaborate across disciplines, organizations and cultures.

The FSSD uses a common, scientifically valid definition of success, provided by the four Natural Step sustainability principles, that is at once comprehensive and concrete; describing the minimum conditions required for a sustainable society.  In this way, the FSSD offers an upstream approach that helps organizations anticipate and avoid problems before they occur, rather than reacting to their downstream effects.

The FSSD is based on a strategic planning model consisting of five distinct but interrelated levels – Systems, Success, Strategic, Actions, Tools – that facilitates decision-making in complex systems.

This approach to sustainable development is based on The Natural Step’s 20 years of practical experience researching, developing, and refining its strategic approach with countless global clients and partners.

There will be time at the end of the webinar for questions and answers.


Paul Horton is an experienced strategy and organizational change professional with 21 years of experience working with the public, private and non-profit sectors. He is currently a principal of The Athena Group, where he acts as a facilitator, guide, and coach to help public and private clients implement collaborative approaches to large-scale change.

Paul’s leadership experience also includes co-founding and serving as executive director of the non-profit Climate Solutions, serving as corporate sustainability director for the planning and engineering firm David Evans & Associates, Inc., acting as CEO of Paul Horton Consulting Group, LLC, and teaching sustainable business and leadership at the Evergreen State College. 

Paul is one of nine Associates of the Natural Step Network USA and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He also holds a Certificate in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and a Masters in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden.


February 25, 2014 11:00 AM
ISSP Webinar Platform and the Learning Center
United States
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