The game is a fruitful conversation starter for future strategy discussions in organizations. Although it includes educational elements (such as introducing SDGs, and sharing knowledge and experiences) its main purpose is the inspiration and pushing the “as-is thinking” with creative methodologies.
The decisions we make today affect how future generations live their lives. It is impossible to change the discourse of today unless we grow our capacity to imagine alternative and better futures for all. We need to create a sense of urgency to encourage behavioral change within organizations in order to reach sustainability goals.
Creative practices such as the Sustainability Futures Game, have the potential to support the development of new capabilities within organizations, enabling new ways of thinking and a more holistic understanding of interdependencies and long-term consequences of today’s decisions.