The Natural Step Founder is Named an Ashoka Globalizer

Mar 24, 2011 2:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 24, 2011 – The Natural Step Canada is pleased to announce that its Founder, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, has been selected as an Ashoka Globalizer. The prestigious recognition follows Dr. Robèrt’s nomination as an Ashoka Fellow.

“We are very proud of the recognition that Dr. Robèrt has received which honours his unique ability to create a movement for change toward a sustainable world,” said Kelly Hawke Baxter, Executive Director of The Natural Step Canada. “He has an unwavering commitment and bold vision for a sustainable future and he continues to demonstrate that compassion, creativity, and collaboration are tremendous forces for change.”

Ashoka Globalizers are selected through a rigorous internal selection process, as those leaders with the greatest potential for catalyzing global systems change. These entrepreneurs are challenged to further refine their leading social innovations, in order to adapt their strategies for accelerated global spread.

Dr. Robèrt is gearing up for his first Ashoka Globalizer Summit in Stockholm from March 26-28th.  The Summit will support advanced social entrepreneurs in creating truly global change, and brings the most powerful resource to bear on this challenge: in-depth conversations with other leading entrepreneurial minds about the strategies, tools and connections they need to take their innovations to the next level. For more information, visit:

About The Natural Step Canada
The Natural Step Canada is a dynamic non-profit organization with over a decade of experience helping organizations and individuals understand and make meaningful progress toward sustainability. We envision a sustainable world in which individuals, communities, and businesses thrive within nature’s limits. We strive to inspire, educate, and connect Canadian leaders to accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable world.
Through award-winning learning programs and our unique suite of advisory, coaching, training, and process facilitation services, we translate the fundamentals of sustainability into practical steps businesses and communities can take to achieve lasting change.

About Ashoka
Ashoka is the largest association of social entrepreneurs in the world — men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since its founding 29 years ago, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network of more than 2,000 leading social entrepreneurs - elected as Ashoka Fellows - in over 70 countries. Ashoka is now a professional home for all entrepreneurial individuals, from the business and social sectors, and a platform for the growing global network of people dedicated to changing the world.