Future 500’s mission is to forge relationships between corporations and NGOs to advance the “triple bottom line.” Founded in December 1995, Future 500 is an international 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, with affiliate offices in Beijing and Tokyo.
The organization’s core competence is corporate–NGO stakeholder engagement with a particular expertise in cultivating cross-sectoral stakeholder coalitions that advance collaborative solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges: a price on carbon, water stewardship, resource efficiency, and human rights in the supply chain.
Future 500 focuses on carefully-planned engagement strategies, with a preference for personal one-on-one or small group engagements with strategic stakeholders, to build the genuine trust that leads to understanding, collaboration, and breakthrough solutions.
Future 500 engages a broad range of stakeholders—corporate campaigners, grassroots and mainstream organizations, foundations, socially responsible investors (SRIs), academic experts, government bodies and officials, journalists, as well as corporations, industry associations, and legislative advocates. The agency strives to transform fruitless ideological battles by redirecting corporations and stakeholders to understanding the systemic roots of problems and their solutions.