Hello! So you’ve heard about signals of change and you want to hone your senses to spot them in the wild. You’re in the right place! Here’s a starter kit that will take you through everything from what a signal is to how to pick them out from the clutter…


Part three in a series of four exploring the future of how we govern and organise. This time, we explore how people think governance happens today and challenge five commonly held governance myths.

Co-written by Sean Andrew, Louise Armstrong and Anna Birney

If you’re arriving at this blog fresh, you might want to read our first piece on how we organise for change as it provides some context about our governance inquiry.

The past 18 months of living and working in a global…


Governance can be transformational. When we set our sights on changing the world, we also know that governing well goes beyond preparing our own organisation, network or movement for the future. …


What are the current governance approaches and ways of organising that are being used in attempts to create systems change? What would more systemic governance approaches for our work look/feel like and how might we transition to these?

Part one in a series of three exploring the future of how…


Can the crisis compel us to put care at the heart of family support systems? Anna Simpson reflects on emerging possibilities that could lead to a better balance.

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“What makes the household a family is that each member will care about each other member and be available in time of…


What does the future of women look like post-COVID? Joy Green explores conflicting emerging trends and signals and says it’s time to call for feminist recovery plans.

We used to have a trend on the previous version of this site called ‘The Female Century’ — referencing the wealth of indicators…


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Three Horizons is a popular futures model that helps us contemplate long term change. Source: The Futures Centre

Are you interested in starting (or advancing) your futures journey? Here’s our pick of futures strategy resources to build your capacity for futures practice, including:
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Our insights on the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C

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The release of the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C has, quite rightly, caused much reflection (although insufficient furore) amongst the corporate sustainability community. …


‘What are we actually breathing?’, asks Emily Walsh from Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

‘What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over’, or so the saying goes. But it’s not a phrase that holds up in a world of pervasive air pollution.

Particle pollution, more specifically, is a term that describes the mixture of liquid and solid droplets in our air. There…


Climate Specialist, Iain Watt, on why science based targets alone won’t cut it.

Science-based targets have quickly become de rigueur for companies with aspirations to be leaders on climate change. And quite right too. The idea that corporate targets should be based on what’s required, rather than what feels achievable, is something Forum for the Future has been advocating for some time.

But…

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