Founded in 1998, the Foundation for Future Generations is the only Belgian foundation exclusively dedicated to the transition of our society towards a sustainable development mode, one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. The Foundation is convinced that it is possible to pass on a liveable world to our children, but only if we systematically act and think 360Â°-wise, taking into account simultaneously 4 dimensions: people, planet, prosperity and participation. Therefore, the Foundation prepares tomorrow's minds to think and act 360Â°-wise by valorizing research and graduation thesises that incorporate this approach. The Foundation also inspires today's society to act 360Â°-wise by valorizing the promoters of initiatives that embody this vision in daily life.
The Shift helps members to make use of the global framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to map their societal ambitions.
13. Climate action
By signing the COP21 engagement letter, we commit to take voluntary action to reduce environmental and carbon footprints. We implement this by setting targets to reduce our current own GHG emissions and/or energy consumption, while also collaborating in supply chains and at sectorial levels. We agree on the need for inspirational and meaningful global action and aligned messaging. We will act as ambassadors for climate action, focusing on solutions and economic opportunities. We will help raise public awareness. We will actively manage climate risks and incorporate them in decision making — not least to realize growth opportunities. We will take steps to implement effective strategies to strengthen not only our companies’ but also societal resilience.