Forum for the Future is a leading international sustainability non-profit with offices in London, New York, Singapore and Mumbai.

We specialise in addressing critical global challenges by catalysing change in key systems. For over 20 years, we've been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future.

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We address global challenges

It's becoming increasingly clear that many of our fundamental systems are no longer fit for purpose, and that we urgently need to reinvent the ways in which we produce and consume everyday goods and services, the ways in which we do business, and the ways in which we organise and collaborate. We specialise in catalysing change in key systems - focusing on three critical areas with high-change potential:

  • The 1.5°C challenge

    Current levels of action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are nowhere near sufficient if we are to create a more sustainable future. By 2030, we want to make a significant contribution towards catalysing a rapid and just transition to a carbon positive economy - one that takes more carbon out of the atmosphere than it adds. Read more

  • Food

    The way we produce and consume food is pushing the planet and its systems to the limit. By 2030, we want to have catalysed a new system in which food is produced and consumed in a way that is safe, affordable, nutritious and sustainable to all. Read more

  • Sustainable value chains and livelihoods

    Poor working conditions, a lack of transparency, inefficient use of resources and unequal distribution of value are entrenched in many global supply chains. By 2030, we want to have played a key role in transforming the value chains of key land-based commodities to be net positive through sustainable and regenerative agriculture, decent livelihoods and fair, transparent business models. Read more

How we work

We create impact by convening innovative collaborations to drive change, by partnering with organisations to help them lead by example, and by building a global community of pioneers and change makers.

  • Equipping change makers

    We work with people and organisations to build their ability to think and act systemically and ultimately deliver deeper, longer-lasting change.

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  • Delivering transformational strategies

    We partner with progressive corporate leaders, NGOs, government agencies and foundations to create groundbreaking strategies designed to deliver sustainable outcomes. We also coach them on creating truly systemic change beyond their own boundaries.

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  • Innovating solutions through collaboration

    We convene collaborative projects that bring together people representing parts of the same system to address sustainability issues. We help them diagnose the system, identify key intervention points, and work together to deliver shared goals.

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Our approach

Forum applies two core approaches: system change and futures.

  • System Change

    Many of our fundamental systems are no longer fit for purpose. Forum uses systems approaches to understand the web of interrelations that create complex problems, anticipate unintended consequences, and identify how and where to take action. Read more

  • Futures

    Forum harnesses futures for sustainability - using trends, visions and scenarios to challenge our assumptions about the world and help map out pathways to a more sustainable future. Our work on futures is captured on the Futures Centre, a global platform tracking and making sense of change, and in our annual Future of Sustainability report. Read more

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  • The School of System Change

    Forum's School of System Change addresses the fact that in the face of global challenges, there are not enough people operating with the capacity to shift systems. Read more

  • The Futures Centre

    We are leaders in applied futures for sustainability, using trends, visions and scenarios to challenge out partners' assumptions about the world and help them create concrete, practical and visionary solutions to current challenges. Read more

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