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As a team, the Future 500 staff, board, and senior fellows believe passionately in the promise of corporations and NGOs coming together to advance systemic solutions to our most urgent sustainability challenges. Each fall, we hold a series of strategic planning meetings where we synthesize the trends we see, outlining our core issues of focus for the coming year and beyond.

From that promise, we identify what we anticipate are the Top 10 issues that activists and corporations will likely contend with in the coming year. For 2013, we have expanded our focus beyond the top overarching issues to identify the key issues facing key sectors in which we work: Energy, Technology, and Consumer Brands. Outlined below are the Top 10 issues of 2013.

If you want a more in-depth analysis on the corporate-NGO dynamics around these issues, email Kathrin Jansen.



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  4. The Politicization of Climate Reignites Environmental Advocates - April 29, 2013

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