The Good Future will come down to our ethics and values, to global collaboration and to a collective definition of what kind of future we want (rather than what future we can have), and to reaching a consensus on how we can best achieve it. And yes, I strongly believe that humans are capable of such collaboration, that we are kind rather than evil, in principle, and that we are capable of making the right choices. My film is meant as an introduction to what will become the dominant focus of my work, going forward: What would a Good Future look like, and what can we do right here and now to bring it about?
Gerd Leonhard is a leading Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, Author of 5 books (most recently: Technology vs Humanity), Film-Producer, CEO of The Futures Agency, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. This blog shares his latest reads, high-lights and saved articles.
The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank established in 1996 under the American Council for the United Nations University that became independent in 2009 and has grown to 71 Nodes around the world (an MP Node is a group of institutions and individuals that connect local and global perspectives).
Half-Earth is a call to protect half the land and sea in order to manage sufficient habitat to reverse the species extinction crisis and ensure the long-term health of our planet. The Half-Earth Project is bringing this goal to life.
The aim of the Nature Handbook for Business – think of it as a toolkit – is to showcase some of the ways businesses in various sectors can and are becoming more nature positive, helping the planet but also ultimately helping companies’ long-term financial sustainability. They also serve as further examples of how good business actively contributes to the general well-being of all parts of society.
u-school is a platform for capacity building, innovation labs, action research and deep dialogues using Theory U for awareness-based systems change. Our work is focused on activating and supporting a network of places and hubs for taking action for the healing and regeneration of society and self.
Institute for the Future (IFTF) brings people together to learn the tools of foresight in order to make the future—today. Whether you’re a community leader in a struggling neighborhood or a movement-builder who wants to mobilize global crowds, or a strategic leader in a large organization, we have the foresight tools, methods, and research that informs critical new insights that ultimately lead to action.
Effective altruism is about doing good better
Effective altruism is a philosophy and community focused on maximising the good you can do through your career, projects, and donations.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. It is a growing movement of people acting in protection of the environment. Our campaigns use peaceful, creative confrontation to expose environmental injustices around the world and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.
Extinction Rebellion is a decentralised, international and politically non-partisan movement using non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to persuade governments to act justly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Catalyst 2030 is a fast-growing global movement of people and organisations committed to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) by 2030. Joining forces with communities, governments, businesses and others, Catalyst 2030 members are changing systems at all levels through collective action and bold new strategies.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Films for the Planet is a streaming online platform featuring the best in environmental and social action films. Enjoy the highest quality content for social impact, perpetual learning and community engagement as well as real-time events that draw upon a network of leading filmmakers, story activators, and topical scholars.
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine founded in 1999 that publishes environmental news and commentary. Grist’s tagline is “Climate. Justice. Solutions.” Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has about 50 writers and employees.
Quantumrun Foresight believes researching future scenarios will help your organization make better decisions today. Quantumrun released its latest special series, that introduces the public to the emerging trends shaping the Future.
The first free video on-demand platform dedicated to the future of our planet. It is the first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet. Whatever you feel passionately about in the world of climate action, biodiversity, sustainability, community, diversity and more, WaterBear provides access to award-winning and inspirational content that empowers members to dive deeper, learn more and take action.
Truthout is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to providing independent reporting and commentary on a diverse range of social justice issues. Since our founding in 2001, we have anchored our work in principles of accuracy, transparency, and independence from the influence of corporate and political forces.