Identify and track key future trends with the Futures Centre

February 14, 2015 by  
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Futures Centre by Forum for the Future

Futures thinking in Singapore is usually associated with the work of the government, which is well-known to make use of futures techniques and planning for identifying key trends, challenges and opportunities. Most local businesses and non-profits, however, are not familiar with the use of futures thinking in their work. But this could change soon with the launch of the Futures Centre in Singapore last week.

The Futures Centre, developed by global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future (Forum) with support from EDB and other Forum partners, is a digital platform for decision makers to track trends, share resources and identify opportunities for sustainable innovation and collaboration. This free platform allows businesses and non-profits to tap into Forum’s futures knowledge. Read more

Identify and track key future trends with the Futures Centre

February 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Insights

Futures Centre by Forum for the Future

Futures thinking in Singapore is usually associated with the work of the government, which is well-known to make use of futures techniques and planning for identifying key trends, challenges and opportunities. Most local businesses and non-profits, however, are not familiar with the use of futures thinking in their work. But this could change soon with the launch of the Futures Centre in Singapore last week.

The Futures Centre, developed by global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future (Forum) with support from EDB and other Forum partners, is a digital platform for decision makers to track trends, share resources and identify opportunities for sustainable innovation and collaboration. This free platform allows businesses and non-profits to tap into Forum’s futures knowledge. Read more

What Would Our Sustainable Future Look Like

October 20, 2013 by  
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The World We Made by Jonathon PorrittAlex McKay is from the future and he has a story to tell.

Looking back from the year 2050, his recollection of personal experiences and world history are found in the book, The World We Made, written by Jonathon Porritt, sustainability guru and Founder Director of Forum for the Future.

Reading the book is like choosing the red pill in the Matrix film, once you choose to take the red pill, you go down the rabbit hole and end up in a different world and there is no turning back. Except in this case, the world is actually bright green and positive.

What would our sustainable future look like, if we actually take action?

Jonathon paints a vivid picture of the world in 2050 with his protagonist, Alex McKay, sharing his story and describing how we ended up with a positive, upbeat and sustainable future. Hang on for the ride down the rabbit hole, as we share a glimpse of Alex’s story. Read more

Shipping Industry is Sailing Along its Sustainability Journey

September 30, 2013 by  
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A Case for More ActionThe shipping industry is tackling global shipping sustainability issues and sailing along its journey towards a sustainable and profitable shipping industry by 2040.

Held last Thursday in Singapore, the industry event “Sustainable Shipping: A Case for more Action” was organised by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) to launch their new report and tools to support the progress along this sustainable shipping journey towards Vision 2040, the SSI’s manifesto for action.

Sustainable Shipping Initiative

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is a coalition of shipping leaders from around the world, which is addressing the sustainability issues in the shipping industry and taking steps to move the industry towards a sustainable future.

The SSI was started by global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future in 2010. From September 2013, the SSI has become an independent charity led by newly appointed director Helle Gleie, who has 35 years’ experience in the shipping industry.

The cross-industry SSI members include 21 companies representing ship owners, charterers and operators; shipbuilders, technology and solutions providers; banks and insurers; classification societies; and shipping customers. Read more