Future 500 has garnered praise from a wide range of sources, including NGO’s, corporations, government departments, foundations, and educational institutions.
Future 500 consistently has its finger on the pulse of environmental activism, understanding the evolving priorities and the manner in which they will impact the corporate sector. Their annual convening is an opportunity to get a thorough download of what is on the horizon – you can’t miss it!
Shannon Maher Bañaga
Director, Federal Affairs TECO Energy, Inc.
Future 500…is a resource for business and civil society leaders ready to roll up their sleeves and confront problems. I encourage you to use them.”
George P. Shultz
60th United States Secretary of State
“Future 500’s knowledge of emerging sustainability issues and the associated stakeholder landscape has helped make our engagement efforts more efficient, and ultimately more strategic. The depth of their network coupled with an understanding of business makes them a ‘go-to’ partner.”
Director, Sustainability Programs
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
“I think they’re professional, have the right values, and can be trusted by NGOs. They’re very bright, very dedicated, and trustworthy.”
Director, Sierra’s Club’s Beyond Oil Campaign
If there is some room for alleviating concern and seeking common ground, that’s where Future 500 comes in. They don’t just mediate, but are seeking to resolve the issue and advance all parties toward a solution.”
Director, Global Water Steward
Future 500 is distinctive in creating a strong network of stakeholders plus processes to help companies think through their stakeholder engagement activities.”
Director of Sustainable Development
“Bill Shireman has a critical message to share and he delivers it better than anyone — the polarization that has inflicted far too many of us is keeping us all from moving forward toward a future we all want. Pointing out the problem, though, is easy. What Bill does is provide a convincing framework for showing us where both left and right are ‘right’, and why we all need to come together — to humanize vs. demonize the conversation in order to find the necessary common ground needed to get us to our shared goal. I highly recommend involving him in any conversation that requires a smart, temperate mediator who can help build a space for bringing seemingly conflicted stakeholders together to appreciate and work toward their common good.”
Sustainable Life Media, Producers of Sustainable Brands