Thinking means anticipating. Anticipating means changing.
Rather than an echo chamber for theoretical reflection, it exists to raise the profile of matters that need addressing and provide practical solutions to the issues we face. Its advisory board includes leading figures from politics, business and the arts, including two FTSE 100 CEOs and the strategic directors to both a former prime minister and former leader of the opposition.
With a track record of developing groundbreaking work that shapes public debate, the Thinktank has a direct influence on the way Global Future operates. Thanks to the perspective it offers, it gives us the ability to see change before it happens. Letting us help clients understand the major forces shaping their environment, opening them up to opportunities, and positioning them where they need to be in an open, creative and dynamic world.
England, Our England
An important piece of our British history illustrated so beautifully by Global Future, this book honours the lives of the ‘silent generation’ of African, Caribbean and Asian migrant pioneers.
It features interviews with Russell Henderson, co-founder of the Notting Hill Carnival, Yvonne Bailey-Smith, mother of novelist Zadie Smith, playwright Mustapha Matura, film director Horace Ové and Deloris Smith, mother of singer Beverley Knight
Starting in the late 1950s, England experienced an unparalleled wave of migration from Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian subcontinent. Seventy years on England Our England captures the experiences of this generation and their families in vivid, evocative and striking photography, much of it published for the first time, and in first-hand accounts from the people themselves. The book pays respect and homage to those who made extraordinary sacrifices, coping with, until now, challenges that were often invisible. It provides a fascinating social history and an evocative record of both the migrant experience and of the lives established here.
2020 has shaken our faith in meritocracy... it's time to act.
The impact of the Covid crisis and the Black Lives Matter movements have acted as an x-ray on our societies, exposing deep economic and social injustices.
Business leaders and staff across the world are questioning their practices: If we are genuinely recruiting on merit, why do so many workers at the top still look and sound the same? How do we compete in a global marketplace for diverse new customers? How can we make our commitment to diversity and inclusion more than just a soundbite? Can social justice also be a business opportunity?
Covid-19 has revealed significant weaknesses in British culture.
We must learn the lessons to build back better.
Covid-19 has hit people of all nations, but not equally. It has provided a real life ‘Rorschach’ test for all countries, with each nation’s response exposing its cultural strengths and weaknesses. Even though looking honestly in the national mirror is difficult, as we face a series of looming challenges, there is no better time for the UK to reflect on these lessons.