Our work in India
After several visits to India, Forum for the Future set up an office in Mumbai in 2013, with an aim to catalyse change, promote innovation and bring about sustainable transformation through the promotion of long-term partnerships.
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Forum’s work in India
We’ve started work with several Indian companies and other organisations on the issues surrounding sustainability from futures to training and communications. Some of our recent work includes:
- A major communications project with Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) around its programme of water restoration and conservation across rural India.
- Developing a sustainability strategy and an innovative business model with Mahindra Sanyo, the steel arm of the Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group.
- An exciting collaboration with Mumbai-based advisory GIST, that will combine its expertise in ecosystem valuation and accounting with Forum’s strategy and futures work to create a compelling proposition for forward-thinking business.
Our presence in India also helps us cater to other South Asian countries. Our next project is with MAS Holdings, a $1bn Sri Lankan apparel company, to develop and implement its sustainability strategy.
Other work in development includes a major futures exercise for one of India’s largest conglomerates, a project looking at the long term potential of decentralised energy for the country, and an Indian version of our Masters programme, among others.
The Forum team in India looks forward to hosting a selection of unique events for the Forum network, and Forum founder Jonathon Porritt and Director Martin Wright are frequent speakers and chairs at events, such as the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.