Strategic Foresight for Sustainability

As part of the Innovation Alliance project SF4S, a series of expert interviews with strategic foresight and sustainability specialists brought Henning back in contact with former colleagues from IZT and other companies. Thank you all for your participation!

Five challenging insights from these expert interviews will be presented at the upcoming ISPIM conference: Sustainability as an important but external topic in futures research, a focus on scenarios rather than integrated practices, the emergence of new small-scale formats and methods, challenges of organisational anchoring, and a persisting dominance of exploratory over strategic and normative scenario management approaches. Addressing the last insight, we elaborate upon the methodological approaches using normative scenarios to facilitate futures literacy for values-based and sustainable innovation.