Sustainability in 7. Fiona Bennie on Future Scenarios

The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today’s leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

Fiona Bennie’s job is to look into the future and keep us posted on what’s in store for us in the next 10, 20, 30 years and beyond. Of course, that future is built on the premise that we are moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle, and designers would do well to heed her advice.

About Fiona Bennie

Fiona Bennie is a Principal Sustainability Advisor on the innovation team at Forum for the Future, a London and New York based non-profit working on sustainable development. Fiona focuses on sustainable innovation and design strategy for product and service development, running projects with Unilever and O2 amongst others. Recent work includes leading the i-team, with IDEO; co-authoring Fashion Futures 2025 for Levi Strauss & Co.; and publishing a sustainability toolkit for the UK Creative Industries.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

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