There is no data about the future, and prediction is an impossible game. But we can shape the future, and the best way to start is by imagining the future we want to see.
We use futures to help organisations grapple with uncertainty and change. By revealing the complex interplay of dynamic trends around us, and identifying risks, opportunities and powerful innovations, our futures work helps organisations to discover where to act for long-term success.
We are leaders in applied futures, known for creating concrete, practical solutions and building the capacity of our partners for long-term thinking.
Sustainability and futures go hand in hand. We have a global reputation for futures work such as scenario building and, over the last 18 years, we have designed and delivered a huge range of futures projects and thought leadership. We are unique in our specialism of using futures for sustainability, using trends, visions and scenarios to allows us to challenge organisations' assumptions about the world and help map out routes to a sustainable future.
The Future of Sustainability is an annual publication produced by Forum for the Future, identifying dynamic trends that help us and our partners to make sense of the world, to plan for the future, and to understand our respective roles in driving greater sustainability.
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Created in 2015 and powered by Forum for the Future, the Futures Centre is an open source platform using futures practice to help organisations and individuals grapple with uncertainty and change.
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Find out about the <2°C Futures Scenarios, created to help business navigate climate impacts and make more informed decisions.
A new Forum report shines a light on the huge untapped potential of fashion manufacturers to contribute to the fashion sector’s circular transformation and highlights the opportunity to recalibrate industry power dynamics as the industry emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.
Civil Society Futures is a national conversation about how English civil society can flourish in a fast changing world, and how to maximise the positive effects of civic action and provide a guide to how to release its potential to drive positive change.
Climate Futures analyses the social, political, economic and psychological consequences of climate change describing how different global responses could lead to five very different worlds by 2030.
A practical tool based around four future scenarios to help consumer goods organisations plan for the years ahead.
Working with Levi Strauss and Co using futures techniques to develop global scenarios for a sustainable fashion industry.
An interactive toolkit exploring how current trends - from climate change to nationalism and AI - could shape fashion in 2030
Forum for the Future's latest Future of Sustainability report explores five key dynamic areas with major influence on human, planetary and economic health, and reveals four distinct trajectories emerging from the COVID-19 crisis.
Applying our futures and systems expertise, we helped a global agency understand the future sources of vulnerability for children and adolescents in South Asia and how they might address them.