On the back of COP26, Forum’s Co-Founder, Jonathon Porritt, shares five reasons to think, come COP27, we’ll be in a very different place… Read more
As humanity and the planet reach a critical inflection point, Forum’s latest Future of Sustainability thinking reflects on what the past can teach us about what is needed now if we are to shape a more just and regenerative future. Read more
Are you an inspirational, collaborative, values-led individual who can deliver effective, enabling operational leadership across Forum? Read more
As we digest the agreements reached at COP26, it’s clear that the role of businesses in tackling major global challenges must continue to evolve. James Payne, Associate Director - Transformational Strategies, provides an overview of Forum’s new report on business transformation towards a just and regenerative future. Read more
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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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:
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. Read more
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
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 help transform the value chains of
key land-based commodities to be net positive. Read more
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.
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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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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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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Forum applies two core approaches: system change and futures.
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
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
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
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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