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.

Fritjof Capra on the evolution of systems thinking

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift

Anna Simpson speaks to the systems visionary prior to the launch of his new book.

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.

Can the Events Management sector help scale sustainable solutions?

Thursday, 11 September 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Creative industries

More Events Management students are learning to ask what sustainability can do for their practice. The next question is what Events Management can do for sustainability, argues Sandro Carnicelli, Lecturer in Events Management at the Business School, University of the West of Scotland, which won the 2014 National Union of Students Green Impact Award.

Martin Wright looks back at the future

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 by Martin Wright
Tags: Diagnosis, Innovation, Leadership , Sustainable business

The founding Editor of Green Futures reflects on early predictions featured in the magazine, and asks what trends will shape the world in future.

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.

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Stimulating and very interesting.

David Gee, European Environment Agency