Global Future is a fresh voice in the debate about our country’s direction. We make the case for immigration, freedom of movement and building an open and vibrant Britain that looks out to the world and succeeds in it.

We believe the dynamism of our economy and creativity of our culture depends on our country remaining open to people, trade and ideas from across the world.

In the emerging political divide between open and closed visions for the future, we reject the narrow nationalism of those who want to close us off or who live in the myths of the past. Instead, we believe that the only way Britain can succeed in the future is as a vibrant and open nation that reaches out to the world.

Global Future’s mission is not only to help people appreciate the benefits of openness but also to understand the genuine issues that stand in the way of realising these benefits for everyone. We will explore new ways for people to take more control over what matters most in their lives without cutting themselves off from opportunities to succeed in an interconnected world.

We work across society, the arts and in business to make sure Britain’s unique character as a country of tolerance and diversity is not undermined by the short-term thinking that threatens to turn us into a narrower and lesser nation. We are active in ensuring that Britain’s artists and creative industries benefit from open cultural exchange and the free flow of talent. And we are committed to helping businesses develop the leadership and culture to help them succeed on the world stage.

Global Future
  • “We work across politics, the arts and in business to make sure Britain’s unique character as a country of tolerance and diversity is not undermined by short-term thinking that would make us a narrower and lesser nation.”
    Gurnek Bains
    Founder & CEO
posted on 10th February 2017
Britain’s negotiations with the EU around Brexit centre upon the extent to which the UK is prepared to accept freedom of movement of people in return for access to the single market.
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Our Activities

Society
Exploring issues and publishing research that helps understand the benefits and challenges associated with globalisation and migration. We also want to hold up an honest mirror to different societies on the strengths that can sustain them on the world stage and the concerns they need to tackle.
Business
Helping businesses thrive on the world stage through building the leadership muscle and ways of working that enable them to be inclusive and globally successful.
Arts & Culture
Our common humanity flourishes in the arena of art and culture. Global Future will work to ensure that artists and creative industries benefit from open cultural exchange and the free flow of global talent. We will also support cultural and community activities that release creativity and bring people together to break down barriers.

Our Publications

Cultural DNA: The Psychology of Globalisation
posted on 9th February 2017
Cultural DNA is a thought provoking book for successful engagement with cultures around the world. Presenting ground breaking original research and the latest evidence from neuroscience, behavioral genetics, and psychology, the deepest instincts of eight key global cultures are dissected. Readers will understand the psychological themes at play in regions such as the U.S., Latin America, Europe, China, India, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Australia.
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