About us

Building a sustainable and prosperous future

Fast Forward 2030 was launched in 2015 by Professor Dame Henrietta Moore, Director of University College London’s Institute for Global Prosperity, and Arthur Kay, Chief Executive of bio-bean. It has since been recognised by the U.N Global Compact, with Arthur Kay being named as one of ten SDG pioneers in 2017. Arthur Kay, who is also Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Institute for Global Prosperity, was named an SDG pioneer due to being a "key voice in mobilizing the broader business community to take on the SDGs by setting up Fast Forward 2030", according to Lise Kingo, UN Global Compact CEO.

Small Organisations for Big Change

Fast Forward 2030 promotes speculative models for enterprise and behaviours that will help deliver the the Sustainable Development Goals. Comprising a handful of young London-based innovators, Fast Forward 2030 reaches out to the next generation of leaders who by 2030 will be the shapers of institutions, directors of businesses, producers of knowledge and inventors of technology.

Through our online platform and a curated programme of events, Fast Forward 2030 will debate and promote positive proposals and provocative ideas for how a swarm of small actions can effect global change.

Why the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals are the first comprehensive plan for the whole of humanity to flourish within the means of the planet. This makes them a great framework for people who want to have an impact. They also set a direct challenge to the private sector by insisting that the environmental and social impact of the way we do business can no longer be an afterthought, or an add-on. They need to be at the very heart of how, and why our economies and businesses function. Fast Forward 2030 exists to encourage and inspire businesses that embody this.