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Making social and ecological change happen is not easy. At both the planetary and organizational levels, it is a dance that is fraught with danger for both the change agents themselves and their organizations. It is like dancing with a tiger.

For corporations, communities and other organizations, the choreography of the dance toward sustainability has been systematized by The Natural Step: a framework that provides the science, analysis, methodologies and tools to use in the quest for sustainability. Dancing with the Tiger presents the stories of individuals, teams and organizations learning about change and sustainability, and then acting on that learning. Case studies include some of the most successful companies and communities in North America:
- Nike: its struggles, victories and setbacks on the road to sustainability
- Starbucks: the tension of modeling corporate responsibility with alarming growth
- CH2MHill: its gradual evolution from environmental to sustainability engineering
- Whistler: grappling with the paradox of sustainability in a high profile resort town
- as well as Home Depot, Norm Thomson Outfitters, the municipalities of Seattle and Santa Monica, and others

Following on the success of The Natural Step for Business, this book takes a deeper look at the real business impacts of sustainability. It will be of special interest to business people, government officials, and students of business, organizational development and the environment.

Publisher: New Society in association with GSE Research

Preliminary Material
pp. i-x(10)

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Preface
pp. xi-xi(1)

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Foreword
pp. xii-xv(4)

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The Dance of Sustainability
pp. 1-11(11)
Author: Altomare, Mary

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A Complex Choreography
pp. 12-42(31)
Author: Altomare, Mary

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The Stories We Tell, the World We Create
pp. 43-55(13)
Author: Altomare, Mary

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Starbucks: The Quest for Authentic
pp. 100-139(40)
Author: Altomare, Mary

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Dancing Lessons
pp. 229-263(35)
Author: Altomare, Mary

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The Evolutionary Dance
pp. 264-270(7)

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Supplementary Material
pp. 271-304(34)

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