Forum for the Future has today launched its latest Future of Sustainability report, entitled From System Shock to System Change - Time to Transform.

The devastating impact of the COVID-19 crisis has underlined the fact that we face a decade of discontinuity and uncertainty, with further shocks and systemic disruption ahead. Moments of radical disruption like this one force us to revisit what we value and to explore how we might reimagine the future

From System Shock to System Change, published on our newly relaunched platform, The Futures Centre:

  • reveals the five key dynamic areas already shaping the 2020s - with major influence over human, planetary and economic health: biosphere breakdown; economic crisis and reform; tech and governance nexus; equitable transitions; regenerative openings 
  • explores the interconnections between these dynamics
  • outlines four distinct trajectories emerging from the COVID-19 crisis.

As the pandemic continues to irreversibly shock the systems on which we rely, we have a limited window of opportunity to ensure the world builds back differently. How can we take decisive action at scale and pace in the next six to 18 months to ensure a more sustainable future?

It's time to transform. 

Read the report

Catch up with our launch events

The launch of the Future of Sustainability report was marked by two immersive events. Moderated by journalist Jo Confino, the events featured a number of visionary voices on how we can reimagine our world and drive the transformation needed to create a truly just, resilient and sustainable future

You can view recordings from both launch events, on our YouTube channel

About the Futures Centre

Relaunched in October 2020, the Futures Centre website is an open-source, international community platform that identifies, tracks and analyses how the world around us is changing right now, and what that might mean for the years ahead. Created by users, for users, the Futures Centre uses trends, visions and scenarios to challenge our assumptions about the world and help map out pathways to a more sustainable future.