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.
Explore the future with us
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.Read more
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.Read more
A practical tool based around four future scenarios to help consumer goods organisations plan for the years ahead.Read more
Working with Levi Strauss and Co using futures techniques to develop global scenarios for a sustainable fashion industry.Read more
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.Read more