Forum for the Future is recognised as the UK‚Äôs leading sustainable development charity. Our object as a charity is to promote sustainable development and to educate different groups in sustainable development, in order to accelerate the building of a sustainable way of life, taking a positive solutions-oriented approach.
We were founded in 1996 by environmentalists Jonathon Porritt, Sara Parkin and Paul Ekins out of a conviction that many of the solutions needed to defuse the environmental crisis and build a more sustainable society are already to hand. Our magazine Green Futures is a leading source of debate on those solutions.
We work with more than 150 companies, local authorities, regional bodies and universities to build their capacity to overcome the many barriers to more sustainable practice. We aim for nothing less than transformation-irreversible change.
We tackle issues as diverse as renewables and climate change, farming, finance, environmental accounting and the digital divide. And as a charity in a hurry to achieve change, we share lessons learnt with decision-makers and opinion formers. Our aim is to help deliver not only a healthy environment, but also a better quality of life, strong communities, and practical answers to poverty and disempowerment.