Sally Uren

About Sally Uren

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including businesses such as Unilever and Kingfisher, and Foundations, such as the C&A Foundation, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address complex challenges in systems as diverse as food, energy, apparel and shipping.

Sally is currently directly involved in a number of projects including Net Positive, a coalition of seventeen leading businesses, all working to define the next wave of corporate sustainability; Cotton 2040, a multi-stakeholder collaboration designed to accelerate the mainstreaming of sustainable cotton, and Tea 2030, a global project focusing on a number of innovation platforms intended to deliver a sustainable global tea industry.

A key part of Sally’s role is inspiring and equipping people and organisations to deliver systemic change for sustainability through regularly speaking at international and national conferences and also writing for a range of publications, with recent articles in the New Statesman, Huffington Post and Management Today. Sally is also helping build Forum’s new School of System Change where we are building a global community of change agents to accelerate our progress towards a sustainable future.

Sally acts an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several global businesses, including Kimberly Clark and Burberry. She is also Chair of the Advisory Board overseeing Forum for the Future’s growing operations in the US and an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Brands. She also acts as a judge for a number of sustainability award schemes, including the Queens Award for Sustainable Development.


The Role of Ecosystem Builders

08 Jun 2017

This session looks at what it takes to build a successful eco-system for the social economy; from government leadership and policy through to new business models and innovative financial instruments. Across Asia we are witnessing a whole range of approaches and interventions designed to support the growth of the social economy, some are strategic whilst others are tactical and taken together, the momentum is building for significant change in the social sector ecosystem.


Food Security and Nutrition

09 Jun 2017

This session will look at the challenges facing the global food system over the coming years, from food production to food security and public health. It examines the strategies that players from all parts of the ecosystem can develop to meet these needs for food security across the billions of people living in Asia.

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