James Goodman

James Goodman

Director of futures
Forum for the Future

James leads Forum's work using futures to create #theBIGshift. He works across the areas of energy, food and sustainable business, covering topics from agricultural supply chains to sustainable entrepreneurship, from the informal economy to the fashion industry.

James came to Forum in 2001 from a market research agency, where he managed global research projects for tech firms.

James is a strong believer that the futures approach has become one of the most effective ways we have for creating change – whether it's working with individual organisations such as PepsiCo or Unilever to imagine sustainable future business, or with industries such as dairy, retail or the shipping industry.

Twitter: @JamesTGoodman

Conference sessions

Explore ideas for positive livelihoods and jobs by considering trends such as automation, the rise of artificial intelligence, and resource scarcity.



Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Based on extensive research and the opinions of over 100 development experts, these different scenarios for the world of 2030 explore how climate c



Mon, 02/29/2016 -
14:30 to 16:00