4CF Surf the Future

Social challenges of the future – 4CF for Skanska Property Poland

In the summer of 2017 our team of experts has facilitated a live strategic foresight session for Skanska Property Poland, dedicated to the social challenges confronting Polish society.
Acting as the Polish node of The Millennium Project we are uniquely positioned to advise corporate and government entities on the analysis and application of information on development challenges facing humanity on a local and global scale.
The 15 Global Challenges as formulated by The Millennium Project provide a framework to assess the global and local prospects for humanity. Their description, with a range of views and actions to addressed each, enriched with regional views and progress assessments are updated each year, since 1996. A short overview is published in the annual State of the Future,while continuous updates and details are available on the Global Futures Intelligence System website: https://themp.org. The 15 Global Challenges are a result of continuous research, Delphi studies, interviews, and participation of over 4,000 experts from around the world, since 1996 — see a short history.
The Global Challenges are transnational in nature and trans-institutional in solution. They cannot be addressed by any government or institution acting alone. They require collaborative action among governments, international organizations, corporations, universities, NGOs, and creative individuals. Although listed in sequence, Challenge 1 on sustainable development and climate change is no more or less important than Challenge 15 on global ethics. There is greater consensus about the global situation as expressed in these Challenges and the actions to address them than is evident in the news media.