It is apparent that current patterns of industrial development are not conducive to the creation of sustainable communities and economies (Senge and Carstedt 2001). The critical situation in which we find ourselves has been brought about by multiple causes. One important contributing factor is the rise of the corporation and the political and economic systems that have supported its evolution into a dominant organisational form. The powerful dynamism of the modern organisation has transformed both nature and society. The central question to be answered in this century is whether the current model of the corporation needs to be modified to contribute to the continuing health of the planet, the survival of humans and other species, the development of a just and humane society and the creation of work that brings dignity and self-fulfilment to those undertaking it (Elkington 1997, 2001; Dunphy et al. 2003). In other words, what do sustainable corporations look like and how do we go about building them?