UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Fast Forward 2030

A network and platform for impact entrepreneurs achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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24 January 2022

Fast Forward 2030 is a network of entrepreneurs hosted by the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) at University College London. We foster the development of innovations that address the causes and consequences of environmental degradation, economic inequality and social injustice. We encourage transformative enterprises that challenge the status quo and deliver sustainability and prosperity for all. There is great power in business for change and we harness it with the tenacity and determination of activists.

Professor Dame Henrietta Moore (Director of the IGP) and Arthur Kay (founder of bio-bean and skyroom) launched Fast Forward 2030 in London in 2015 to gather and inspire entrepreneurs to develop new business models to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A number of leading innovators joined Professor Moore and Mr. Kay to lift the project off the ground and form the first board including Will Hunter, founder of the London School of Architecture, James Byrne, co-founder of Sustainable Workspaces, Solveiga Pakstaite, founder of Mimica, Olivia Sibony, founder of SeedTribe, and Richard Ballard, founder of Growing Underground. Following the success of the London programme, Fast Forward 2030 has gone global launching networks in Lebanon and Kenya.

“In setting up Fast Forward 2030 Arthur Kay has become a key voice in mobilising the broader business community to take on the SDGs.” – Lise Kingo, former CEO of the UN Global Compact

“It’s not just governments and large organisations that will drive the achievement of the SDGs by 2030. The critical contributions will come from the small, fast-moving, innovative organisations like those we develop at Fast Forward 2030.” – Professor Henrietta Moore, Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity.

Visit the Fast Foward 2030 website.