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Forum for the Future is a leading international sustainability non-profit. For over 20 years we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future.

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018
The Future of Sustainability: living in Nonlinear Times

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Summit Provides Ecosystem-wide Look at Groundwork for a Regenerative Food Future
Summit Provides Ecosystem-wide Look at Groundwork for a Regenerative Food Future

3 months ago - SB’23 San Diego concluded with the inaugural Regenerative Agriculture Summit, in which players from the field explored the shared opportunities offered by regenerative ag — where sustainable practices intersect with economic growth.

In the Face of a Polycrisis, a Transformative Mindset Is Business’ Only Way Forward
In the Face of a Polycrisis, a Transformative Mindset Is Business’ Only Way Forward

5 months ago - Forum for the Future’s latest 'Future of Sustainability' report sets out four plausible trajectories for how companies can respond to current threats and opportunities across markets.

Reimagining Retail: 3 Strategies to Help Shape the Future We Want
Reimagining Retail: 3 Strategies to Help Shape the Future We Want

8 months ago - As Brand-Led Culture Change continued, we heard from a number of players touching retail on how they’re nudging consumers toward more climate-friendly purchases and shifting the model to create a more just and inclusive shopping experience.

3 Unlocks to Future-Fit Business Leadership
3 Unlocks to Future-Fit Business Leadership

10 months ago - Too often, business leaders default to incremental or quick-fix solutions that fail to address the root causes of the issues they set out to solve. Correcting our course means fundamentally changing how we think and act, and asking hard questions about why businesses exist.

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COP27: Holding Both Hope and Despair as We Fight For Every 0.1°C
COP27: Holding Both Hope and Despair as We Fight For Every 0.1°C

1 year ago - The first COP took place in 1995 — 27 years later, and it’s easy to understand the scepticism. We’re still quite a long way from universal adoption by all nations and private sector actors of net-zero strategies that align with the urgent timescales science tells us are needed. But no other issue brings 198 nation states together in this way.

New Report Guides Private Sector on How to Simultaneously Tackle Escalating Climate, Health Crises
New Report Guides Private Sector on How to Simultaneously Tackle Escalating Climate, Health Crises

1 year ago - New research from Forum for the Future and four healthcare giants calls on businesses, policymakers and the finance community to accelerate progress against the mounting threats to human health from the climate crisis.

Climate Change in the Divided States: Why Polarization Should Be Sustainability’s Most Important Issue
Climate Change in the Divided States: Why Polarization Should Be Sustainability’s Most Important Issue

1 year ago - If we continue to be distracted by our biennial game of political ping-pong, we are unlikely to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change — unless we fundamentally address the underlying causes of polarization and disinformation as part of our sustainability agenda.

New Metrics, New Narrative, New Models Reflect New Approaches to Ensuring Targeted Impacts
New Metrics, New Narrative, New Models Reflect New Approaches to Ensuring Targeted Impacts

1 year ago - One of many recurring themes at SB’22 San Diego was the need for a new lexicon and new metrics for the regeneration movement, which more accurately reflect the level of work and transformation needed to not only avert climate collapse but to enable a flourishing future for all.

4 Things We Must Get Right to Truly Transform the US Agriculture System
4 Things We Must Get Right to Truly Transform the US Agriculture System

1 year ago - As regenerative ag gains momentum in the US, how do we ensure that the transition of the food system materializes in a way that supports equitable economic prosperity while allowing people and planet to flourish long term? Here are four areas where today’s decisions will shape US agriculture’s future trajectory.

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The 3 Vital Perspectives Sustainability Leaders Need for the 2020s
The 3 Vital Perspectives Sustainability Leaders Need for the 2020s

2 years ago - As we look back on 25 years of the sustainability movement and focus on the critical decade ahead, we challenge business leaders to embrace three vital perspectives in order to drive deep transformation of the way we live and work in unsettled times.

'A Compass for Just and Regenerative Business': 5 Principles of the Leadership We Need
'A Compass for Just and Regenerative Business': 5 Principles of the Leadership We Need

2 years ago - As a fellow leader in this sustainability movement, how might you shift to a more regenerative approach? Here, Forum for the Future’s Samantha Veide explores what the concept means for business and shares five principles for regenerative leadership.

3 Key Drivers for the Regenerative Leadership We Need
3 Key Drivers for the Regenerative Leadership We Need

2 years ago - At SB’21 San Diego, leaders from a variety of industries and disciplines seemed to agree on three key drivers necessary for the regenerative leadership our world needs.

Build Back Better: The 5 Key Pillars for a Purposeful Post-COVID Reset
Build Back Better: The 5 Key Pillars for a Purposeful Post-COVID Reset

2 years ago - Over the past year, we conducted an extensive research project engaging over 100 sustainability leaders from around the world to understand how they thought sustainable business would evolve after the pandemic. Here’s how they think we can build back better brands.

Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry
Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry

2 years ago - The Edible Fats and Oils Collaboration urges the food and feed industry to advocate for new policy that considers the sustainability aspects of all fats and oils in one holistic system, instead of vilifying individual ingredients.

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Leading Brands Share Mix of Success Stories, Cautionary Tales at SB’21 Madrid
Leading Brands Share Mix of Success Stories, Cautionary Tales at SB’21 Madrid

2 years ago - While showcasing brands leading the charge toward sustainability — including Interface and Tony’s Chocolonely — SB’21 Madrid gave equal weight to just how much work we have left to do: Only 13% of companies can accurately deem themselves “sustainable.”

In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?
In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?

2 years ago - As immense disruption continues around the globe, the spotlight on the role of business in tackling social and environmental challenges is intensifying. Here, Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, outlines why now is the time to re-evaluate corporate purpose.

Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future
Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future

3 years ago - New report from Forum for the Future asserts that the decisions we make in the next 6-18 months will lock in unsustainable practices or set us on a pathway towards a fairer, more sustainable and resilient world.

Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion
Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion

3 years ago - With the COVID-19 and climate crises threatening industry’s dominant business model — which is based on continued growth in production — circular models will need to be at the heart of fashion’s growth plans going forward.

From What to How: Enter the Era of Transformation
From What to How: Enter the Era of Transformation

3 years ago - With a goal of contributing to change and understanding how COVID-19 will influence sustainable development; at Quiero, we have undertaken an ambitious project: #aBetterWay — a search for answers from our global community of leaders based on reflection, learning and action.

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Ambitious Vision for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry
Ambitious Vision for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

3 years ago - New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.