What have been the most significant shifts for the sustainability movement in the last 25 years? Where have we succeeded and failed? What lessons have we learned along the way? How can we transform ‘business as usual’? And what surprises might be lurking around the corner?
In this special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, the former Director of the Futures Centre, talks to Jonathon Porritt, environmentalist, author, campaigner, and founder of international sustainability nonprofit Forum for the Future, to understand what has changed since Forum was founded 25 years ago, and what this means for the future.
Tune in to hear this provocative interview to explore some of the key underlying tenets of the sustainability movement - including the belief that voluntary action by progressive corporations would save the world - may have done more harm than good. Jonathan also shares his unique take on what critical shifts in mindset and approach are needed moving forward.
Explore more at thefuturescentre.org/fos2021
About the Future of Sustainability: Looking Back to Go Forward
Produced by international sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future, the Future of Sustainability: Looking Back to Go Forward is a unique opinion and commentary series set to explore lessons learned from the last 25 years in the sustainability movement and what they mean for the future.
Based on new and exclusive insights from diverse voices across the sustainability movement, we'll examine where we have succeeded and where we have failed in creating real change. We’ll consider how the world is responding to today's multifaceted challenges and opportunities, and what pivots might be needed if we’re to deliver at scale and pace. Lastly, we'll look forward - exploring how we can reframe the goals of the system, reset our ambition, and encourage the adoption of new mindsets and approaches critical to creating what’s really needed: a truly just and regenerative future.
With thanks to our partners
Looking Back to Go Forward was made possible thanks to the generous support from our partners: Laudes Foundation, GSK Consumer Healthcare, Target, M&S, Capgemini, Bupa, 3M, CTPA, Burberry, Olam Food Ingredients, and in particular our headline sponsor, SC Johnson
All opinions expressed by their interviewees are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Forum for the Future.
This audio features the song "Boulevard" by Yung Kartz available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.