At Forum for the Future, we are passionate about creating a brighter, more sustainable future for everyone.
We are an independent non-profit who work globally with business and government to inspire new thinking, build creative partnerships and develop practical solutions. We share what we’ve learned so that others can benefit – and act.
Working with pioneering partners, we transform the essential systems of food, energy and finance to secure a more fulfilling life for us and future generations.
Over the past 15 years, 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, energy and finance - 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 three critical global systems that underpin our lives and the prospects for sustainability: energy, food, finance. 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.