Where is the practice of futures heading next?

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 by James Goodman
Tags: #theBIGshift, Brands, Innovation, Sustainable business

James Goodman, Forum's Director of Futures, explains how futures techniques prompt creative thinking, and why prototyping the future is the next logical step.

Direct marketing innovations help brands build better relationships

Monday, 01 September 2014 by Lucy Purdy
Tags: Brands, Consumer engagement, Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainable business

Sophisticated multi-media campaigns and subtler uses of data are helping brands to communicate with customers in ways that that benefit both parties.

Arjowiggins achieves ISO certification for energy management policy

Friday, 29 August 2014 by Lizzie Rivera
Tags: Innovation, Sustainable business, Sustainable business models, Waste

The global paper manufacturer has implemented best practice in energy management across all four of its manufacturing sites, gaining ISO 50001 certification.

Did they really say that?

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Innovation, Sustainable business

A look back at some of the political promises reported by Green Futures over the past 18 years.

SMEs are making strides toward sustainable sourcing

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: #theBIGshift, Climate change, Consumption, Food, Sustainable business, Sustainable business models, Value chains

An increasing number smaller businesses are following in the footsteps of multinationals like Unilever by adopting sustainable sourcing strategies.

Interactive bugs put the spotlight on e-waste

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 by tess riley
Tags: Behaviour change, Communications , Sustainable business, Sustainable business models, Waste

Robot butterflies built from discarded smartphone components are on display at the 02 arena, as part of 02's campaign to raise awareness about e-waste.

Hilton, Marriott line up for TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders scheme

Monday, 04 August 2014 by Heather Connon
Tags: Consumer engagement, Innovation, Sustainable business, Tourism

More than 80% of travellers want their hotels to have environmentally-friendly practices, according to TripAdvisor, which is expanding a scheme to help them make greener choices.

Prototyping the future

Monday, 28 July 2014 by James Goodman
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Brands, Innovation, Sustainable business

James Goodman discusses where the practice of futures is heading next.

The future is curation, says Sally Uren

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 by Sally Uren
Tags: Communications , Creative industries, Innovation

We now have an unprecedented capacity to bring people together and enable them to act – but we need skilled curators to help them see the big picture, says the CEO of Forum for the Future.

Businesses must lobby for long-term thinking, says Ian Cheshire

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 by Ian Cheshire
Tags: #theBIGshift, Brands, Consumer engagement, Consumption, Innovation, Retail, Sustainable business, Sustainable business models

We aren’t only piling up sandbags, we are piling up costs – says Kingfisher’s Group Chief Executive.

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