How futures can transform the world today

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Communications , Innovation

A futures mindset frees us from everyday constraints on system change and helps us identify new ways  of achieving our goals, says Anna Simpson.

From UN associate to global innovation consultant

Friday, 12 September 2014 by Katie Shaw
Tags: Education, Innovation, Leadership , Sustainable business

Menka Sanghvi explains why collaboration is at the heart of her work, and how approaches to innovation differ in the public and private sector.

Stronger local and transborder policies needed to tackle air pollution

Monday, 08 September 2014 by Ibrahim Maiga
Tags: Carbon, Cities , Innovation, Transport

Tougher treaties that penalise polluters while also providing incentives to stop, as well as new technological solutions, are vital for improving global air quality.

Why sustainable innovation prizes should reward collective intelligence

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 by Lizzie Rivera
Tags: Innovation

Forum for the Future and the Technology Strategy Board are exploring how competitions can reward collective intelligence, increasing the impact of funding for innovative projects.

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.

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