The power of changing narratives for systems change

To shift thinking we need to think deeply about how we communicate sustainability, argues Steph DraperRead more

Equipping future chefs for the food challenges of tomorrow

The global food landscape is shifting rapidly, thanks to changing consumer tastes and expectations, as well as a growing awareness of the relationship between food production and consumption, and the environment and human health.Read more

Improving Workers' Lives Meaningfully

In the early years of the ethical trade movement, recruitment processes, fees, and other (often hidden) costs that workers bore unduly, were identified as a root cause of abusive working conditions in global supply chains.Read more

Innovation in Construction: From printing concrete to Mirvac still changing everything

I really love it when what were once seen as completely wacky ideas cross that elusive threshold of credibility, and you suddenly find that everyone’s talking about them!Read more

Why my OBE shows that the greatest sustainability challenges lie ahead, not behind us

On Thursday, June 14th, I will be with my closest family at Buckingham Palace proudly receiving my OBE. For those outside the UK, this may not mean much (unless you’ve been watching “The Crown”), but the award is a public recognition of doing something useful — in my case, for services to sustainability.Read more

Systems thinking: Unlocking the Sustainable Development Goals

Twelve months in, and there’s been some good progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from governments, NGOs and businesses alike: looking at what’s material, making commitments, testing what’s possible and confirming shared roles in delivering these ambitions. But there’s a missing piece in all this activity, and it’s the glue that holds it all together: systems thinking.Read more

6 ways Unilever has achieved success through sustainability - and how your business can too

A year ago this week, Unilever launched its Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), one of the most ambitious strategies that a global company has ever embarked on. Pioneering a bold new business model, the company pledged to double in size at the same time as halving its environmental footprint, setting out to achieve a series of concrete targets by 2020.Read more

The changing role of the designer in the circular economy

Late last year the World Business Council for Sustainable Development released a Practitioners Guide to the Circular Economy highlighting design as the stage with the most opportunity for circular thinking - rather than procurement, manufacturing, use, disposal, etc.Read more

Open data meets sustainable mobility: How could open data help New Yorkers cope with the L-train shutdown?

Onn March 10th, Forum for the Future organized the Open Data L-train Innovation Challenge, bringing together designers, developers, transit experts, and data scientists to determine how to best leverage open data for innovative transit solutions.Read more

In defence of (a bit of) doom and gloom

As Forum’s resident doomslinger, the recent #ClimateOptimism campaign inevitably provoked a defensive reaction from me. Especially as it arrived hot-on-the-heels of another event that challenged my pessimistic foundations.Read more

Characteristics of a sustainable business model

Over the last year a new term has been rising up – the sustainable business model. So far it has been used to signal the need to go beyond innovating products or services, and change the fundamentals of how a business makes money. At Forum for the Future we are trying to work through the detail of what makes a sustainable business model so more and more companies can act.Read more

Words of wisdom from some of Forum's leading women

At Forum for the Future, we are fortunate to be led by many inspirational women who work tirelessly to shape the future of our society. Every day they work towards creating and enabling sustainable change in our systems worldwide.Read more