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Redesigning sustainability for small business

We empower passionate people within businesses to put sustainable Shifts into action 

Future Shift was founded by Will Powell and Oscar Gue with a mission to empower businesses to reach the highest standards of sustainability. With nature as our inspiration, we deliver change that always works with a high-level environmental understanding of how businesses should exist in the world.

 

We believe that all businesses (not just big corporations) deserve equal access to quality sustainability, reporting and certifications. So for the last year, Future Shift has developed a fresh approach to implementing sustainable change that empowers people within small businesses to shift to a future that we want to see.

About

Future Shift was founded by Will Powell and Oscar Gue with a mission to empower businesses to reach the highest standards of sustainability. With nature as our inspiration, we deliver change that always works with a high-level environmental understanding of how businesses should exist in the world.

es to shift to a future that we want to see.

Consulting Approach

The Future Shift approach combines elements of education, project management technology and consulting within a single framework to design highly personalised sustainable transitions. Our 'Outline, Implement, Communicate Cycle' was developed in collaboration with 50 of the UK’s most sustainable businesses.

 

Our cycle works at any level, from writing a new green policy over a few days all the way to achieving long term, complex sustainability certifications. 

1. Outline - Outlining is performed to establish the key information needed to reach a sustainability goal such as your team, targets and timeframe.

2. Implement - We facilitate your progress towards goals through our unique platform, workshops and consulting. With the most interesting work conducted by your staff, we can be certain that sustainability is embedded at the heart of your business... your people.

3. Communicate - We focus on showing you how to communicate your positive impact with your staff, customers and business network: free of greenwash and full of spirit.

Our partners are a part of Future Shift’s DNA and by working with us, you are standing on the shoulders of many successful sustainability journeys.

Shift Thinking

Will Powell

Will is a strong believer in replacing outdated systems with new innovation, through a gradual approach. Will gained experience in developing innovative, environmentally friendly practices for the world's leading aquaculture company. Having also worked globally, delivering campaigns on behalf of NGOs, he brings a strong sense of social engagement to his consulting practice.

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Oscar Gue

Oscar is our method man. With a background in engineering renewable energy tech, he carries this approach forward to design methodical and evidence-based business sustainability solutions for Future Shift’s clients today. Having worked with a range of organisations, from the European Union to Bhutanese biogas, he brings a diverse view of the sustainability world straight to your business. 

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Platform Features

  • Online and cloud-based​

  • Template Banks

  • Store data and evidence securely

  • Key knowledge on sustainability tasks

  • Personal accounts

  • Contact experts directly

Case Studies

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Shift Services 

All of our services have been carefully designed to work in a small to medium-sized business setting. This means flexibility, appropriate pricing and a fully accessible working style - no jargon to be found here! We give you the starting points, knowledge and a clear structure to achieve your sustainability goals with confidence and credibility.

Shift B Corp

Thinking about becoming a B Corp? Whether you're well on your way to becoming certified or have just heard of B Corp, our stepwise methodology gives you the structure and knowledge to achieve the B Corp certification. 

Shift Subscription

Want consistent support when developing the sustainable sides of your business? With Shift Subscription, Future Shift become your on-demand sustainability team on a monthly retainer.

Case Study

"Working with Future Shift was a pleasure from start to finish. They made the whole process of applying for B Corp status straightforward and so much less daunting. Future Shift delivered everything they said they would when they said they would. Their enthusiasm was a breath of fresh air. Thanks!"

Warm Glass UK used Shift B Corp to implement 41 points in the B Impact Assessment and become B Corp certified in 2021. Using the 'Platform Access + Support' service, Warm Glass worked with a team of six through four months with the Implementation Platform, costing £3000 to achieve a 90+ passing B Corp score.

Pippa Bluck - Director, Warm Glass UK