Insights, inspiration and opportunities to create a more vibrant and resilient future.
By now, we have all probably seen those scary sea level rise maps indicating future inundation of our coastal cities and landscapes. But what do they really mean?Read More
Shift vs Shove
"Call me trim tab." The phrase is on visionary Buckminster Fuller’s headstone. I’ve been familiar for awhile with the idea of a relatively small, strategically-placed implement facilitating an outsized change. Only lately, however, have I begun to internalize its profundity.
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis changed the course of fashion forever when they received a U.S. patent for blue jeans on May 20, 1873. The company has applied triple-bottom line approaches to its ubiquitous trouser in the last decade, from organic cotton use to water efficiency, and is part of a bigger movement towards sustainability-minded products.
What if businesses had the same sense of responsibility to their communities and the environment as to their shareholders? What if we could redefine what corporate “success” means? Well, the B Corp movement is already happening! But what does B Corp even mean?Read More
Limited Edition: Order Today!
I don’t like saying “ no.” It is especially difficult when the recipients are bright, engaged, passionate young people from diverse backgrounds who are eager to learn. At Foresight, we’re always reaching for those powerful solutions that provide multiple benefits. Several years ago, my friend Tom Bachtell, a renowned illustrator whose dynamic work regularly graces The New Yorker magazine, among other high profile publications, sent me a great notecard featuring one of his drawings. I loved the work's brilliant combination of whimsy and profundity, how it highlighted the issue of climate change, with no words necessary. Fast forward to a few months ago, when we began receiving a larger than anticipated stack of applications to our high school summer program requesting need-based scholarship support. Rejecting these motivated students with impressive grades, teacher recommendations and personal essays is painful and unjust. Leveraging our entrepreneurial verve and talented friends, Foresight’s staff rose to the occasion. Ordering one (or more!) of our new, limited edition grocery and lunch bags will help you reduce your environmental impact, make a (dare I say, fun?) statement about climate change and, most importantly, empower diverse, next generation leaders to connect with peers, deepen their knowledge, and better realize the potential of their talents to create positive solutions.
Don’t need any bags? You can still contribute by donating to our crowdfunding campaign for one of our students, in particular, here.
Systems change seems to be on everyone’s mind today, whether we are making big bets on climate change or striving for criminal justice reform. Whole systems need changing, and our ways of thinking and solving must be more holistic. But what does systems thinking even mean?Read More