Creativity, Adaptability and Sustainability for the 21st Century

Since countries of the world agreed in 2015 to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieve the SDGs, I have been supporting the United Nations Development Group in preparing guidance documents and toolkits for UN Country Teams and governments to mainstream the SDGs and accelerate progress. Find out more.

Researched and compiled by Darren Swanson for the United Nations Development Group. Now available in English, French and Spanish

Interested in the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

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At Novel Futures I help governments with adaptive planning and creating adaptive policies. I even wrote the book on it!

Sustaineo 2030 - "you’re very unlikely to find anything else quite as original - and even interesting!." - read full review

Sir Jonathon Porritt

Author of 'The World We Make' and 'Capitalism As if the World Matters'

Published by Bertelsmann Stiftung and co-authored by Darren Swanson.

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At Novel Futures I use foresight and scenario planning methods to help governments, businesses and communities better understand, envision and achieve sustainable development. Find out more.

Creating Adaptive Policies - "A critically important read for policy-makers confronted with a 'perfect storm' of global economic, social and environmental crises."

Jim MacNeill

Secretary General of the World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission)


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CLICK HERE to learn about the ADAPTool FOR CREATING ADAPTIVE POLICIES

Economic, social and ecological issues facing the 21st century demand that we think creatively about our future, and be adaptive in getting there.

 

I founded Novel Futures to fuse creativity with sustainability and adaptability and to bring these practices to the heart of decision-making in the 21st century, be it in the government office, the corporate boardroom or the household kitchen.

For over two decades, I have been helping governments, United Nations agencies, international think tanks, foundations, communities and businesses imagine and navigate the future.