SOIF

Practitioners in planning,
strategy and policy for
future generations.

Systems are cracking. We're excited

Let's face it.

The past hasn't been entirely kind to the present.
The present is overloaded.
Governments, business and civil society are facing a triple crisis.
We need to be fair to all generations.
Something has to change...
What we do

A better future starts with better decisions today.

Taking a longer term view of what could and should lie ahead isn’t a distraction from the present.

It sharpens your perceptions of the present.

It improves your ability to act.

Foresight with impact

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Einstein

Our Activities

1. Advise

We advise decision-makers struggling with complex, future-facing policy and strategy questions – across governments, philanthropists, civil society and corporations.

2. Build

We teach, mentor and champion individuals and organisations to use applied, participatory foresight and longer-term planning for public good.

3. Weave

We weave, incubate and scale networks of social change agents who are working for better futures at a community and global level.

4. Tackle

We innovate, build and test new programmes designed to tackle today’s crunchiest and systemic public purpose challenges.

Foresight retreats

Our flagship five-day retreat #SOIF2020 teaches the science and art of strategic foresight. Learn the skills you need to understand change and disruption and how to create future-ready organisations in an uncertain and increasingly volatile world.

Join us this August

Supporting the next generation

Our Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award is now in its third year. And we are growing a global network of next generation practitioners.

Learn more about the award, our 2018 and 2019 fellows and how to enter.

Meet the NGFP Fellows

Every invention began as an imagination.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Anais Nin

Our impact.

We're helping Oman develop participative scenarios for the future as part of their national planning processes for 2040.

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We're helping an African company improve long-term viability while providing reliable access to critical infrastructure by 2030.

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We're helping IATA and its members to understand the strategic issues, opportunities and challenges facing aviation out to 2035.

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We're working with a European government’s Foreign Office to support conflict prevention and reconciliation in Southern Africa.

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