The 2020s are almost here.

...and they promise to be challenging and uncertain.

We have identified seven areas of change that, from the perspective of early 2019, look likely to play a major role in shaping the 2020s. We have chosen these trends based on experience working on the frontier of change for the past year, drawing on research, interviews, contributions to the Futures Centre, our global futures platform, and system-changing projects across the world. For each one, we look at what’s happening now and ask where it might lead in the future. We also ask where we’re beginning to see a deeper shift: in patterns of behaviour, structures or mindsets – either towards or away from sustainability.

Discover the seven global trends we have set out, as well as our recommendations for how you can step and and skill up - whether business, government, civil society or as an individual. 

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