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4619 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste 305
Chicago, IL 60640


We are a multidisciplinary innovation studio working with diverse partners to understand sustainability challenges and identify holistic, resilient solutions, and we are committed to training the next generation of leaders.


Insights, inspiration and opportunities to create a more vibrant and resilient future.

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This Week In History

Peter Nicholson

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.

A Triple Win?

Peter Nicholson

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

Limits of Growth?

Peter Nicholson

Small Home Advantages
I wanted a guest room. I never intended to live in my partially subterranean studio apartment for this long. I would save for a down payment, as I have, and graduate into a larger abode, which I haven’t. Living with my partner in a compact apartment has imposed constraints. That said, our relationship is more resilient because of our small home.

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Tim's Ta-Don't List

Tim Jones-Yelvington

A running guide of what NOT to do. The first iteration of Tim's Ta-Don't List was a goodbye gift from Foresight's summer staff person Rachel Young, left behind on my whiteboard. Now, I'm keeping it going with weekly updates, in the spirit of better, more impactful change-making.

69. DON’T say pratfall when what you meant was pitfall. Remember that time we hosted a multi-stakeholder convening and you slipped on a banana peel?

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