Sally Uren

Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for its mission to create a sustainable future. The firm works with leading global businesses, including Unilever and Kingfisher, in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations to address system-wide challenges, particularly in food and energy. Recent projects have included Consumer Futures, Dairy 2020 – set on delivering a vision for a sustainable dairy sector and a global consortium focused on delivering a sustainable tea value chain, the Net Positive Group (with WWF and The Climate Group) and Scaling Up Impact, addressing practical ways of achieving collective impact at scale.

Sally is Chair of Kingfisher plc’s Advisory Council and is an independent advisor for several global businesses. She serves as Chair of the Advisory Board at Forum for the Future and an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Brands. Sally speaks regularly on future trends in retail and food, sustainable business models and brands, and scaling up for system change, with recent articles in the New Statesman, HuffingtonPost and Management Today.

Before joining Forum in 2002, Sally set up the Sustainability Group at private consultancy Casella Stanger (now owned by Bureau Veritas). But the true passion for sustainability began a long time before that; helping clean up the Manchester Ship Canal as part of her first degree, saving heathlands for her PhD, and then encouraging rainforest regeneration in the depths of Borneo – all of which have fueled a passion for creating a sustainable future.