At Forum for the Future, we are passionate about creating a brighter, more sustainable future for everyone.
As an independent non-profit we work globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges. We aim to inspire new thinking, build creative partnerships and develop practical solutions. We also share what we’ve learned so that others can benefit – and act.
Working with our network of partners and members, we strive to transform the essential systems of food and energy to secure a more fulfilling life for us and future generations, as well as to drive sustainable practices forward across a wealth of other sectors:
Since officially launching in February 1996, Forum for the Future has:
However, in spite of our achievements and in spite of overwhelming scientific evidence, the challenge of increasing well-being within environmental limits is more acute than ever. Tackling global problems through small or isolated initiatives just won't deliver change at a speed or on a scale we need.
We now want to transform the complex systems which serve our fundamental needs - such as food and energy - so that they are fit for the 21st Century. And to do this, we are putting ‘systems innovation’ at the heart of our new strategy.
We will focus, initially, on two critical global systems that underpin our lives and the prospects for sustainability: energy and food. We believe that by understanding the dynamics of these systems, bringing together organisations playing key roles, and intervening at strategic tipping points, we’ve got a much better chance of transforming them so they function in a new and more sustainable way.
We share the lessons from our work widely so that many others all over the world can become more sustainable. We seek to inspire them – and the wider public – with our vision of a green, fair and prosperous world.
If we succeed, we won’t simply help deliver a more sustainable future. We will also make our lives more secure, more enjoyable and more prosperous here and now.