Sally Uren

Forum for the Future




Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future. This involves working with leading global businesses, including Unilever and Kingfisher, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address system-wide challenges, particularly in the food and energy systems.

Current projects include Net Positive, a coalition of seventeen leading businesses, all working to define the next wave of corporate sustainability; Cotton 2040, a multi-stakeholder collaboration designed to accelerate the mainstreaming of sustainable cotton, and Tea 2030, a global project focusing on a number of innovation platforms intended to deliver a sustainable global tea industry.

Sally acts an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several global businesses, including Kimberly Clark ( and Burberry.  She is also a member of the C&A Foundation’s Investment Committee (, is Chair of the Advisory Board overseeing Forum for the Future’s growing operations in the US and an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Brands (

Sally speaks regularly at international and national conferences and also writes for a range of publications, with recent articles in the New Statesman, Huffington Post and Management Today. She is a judge for the Observer Ethical Awards, the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards and the Queens Award for Sustainable Development.

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