In a new report, Forum for the Future calls on leaders to better understand the dynamic trends that are shaping the future in order to create strategies that effectively navigate today’s complex challenges and unlock new opportunities for sustainability.
The crowd-sourced report, entitled Future of Sustainability 2018 – Living in Nonlinear Times, sheds light on seven “areas of dynamism” that are exerting a profound impact on societies today, from changing retail and consumerism to regenerative approaches to agriculture and action against pollution.
Drawing on the key social, economic and environmental shifts currently underway in these areas, the report highlights the implications, as well as the rich opportunities on offer for business, civil society and government leaders to radically and rapidly reshape current systems of behavior and practice for long-lasting, systemic change.
“We live in a world of great political, economic and environmental uncertainty, in which sudden and major changes have become the new normal. We need a better understanding of the trends emerging today that will impact the future, how they are linked, and also how we are part of ongoing processes of change. Only then can leaders make better decisions that ensure that we survive and thrive in the future,” said James Goodman, Director of Futures and Projects at Forum for the Future.
This is an excerpt from an article originally published by Sustainable Brands.