Envision a net-zero carbon future: a future in which the package you’ve been awaiting gets delivered in a sleek emissions-free electric van, you go to work in an office building whose cement structure captures and stores carbon, you take a weekend flight that produces 80% less emissions—which leaves you with 80% less travel guilt—and before landing, you peer out the window to catch a glimpse of a previously depleted forest, farmland battered by harsh weather, and a trash-filled riverbed, that is now overflowing with lush green flora, thriving agriculture fields, and pristine water. Sound idealistic? Sure, but here come some fresh-from-the-field films exemplifying how it’s not.
Here’s a first look at Future Forward, six short films to premiere in early 2023. Future Forward is a character-driven documentary series featuring people and businesses pioneering industry innovation on the front lines of climate change. Each film profiles visionaries fighting for their dream of a better world, the complex hurdles to igniting corporate change on a global scale, and a contagious hope—and inspiration—for the future.
Each of the six films is directed by an award-winning filmmaker and highlights Climate Pledge signatories—across industries from transportation and construction to agriculture and water—trailblazing paths to a cleaner future, demonstrating to other companies that a net-zero journey is possible and crucial, and inspiring businesses from all sectors and regions to make their own climate commitments and join the Pledge. Complete with stunning footage and heart-warming stories of resilience, these short films leave audiences with a hopeful message: Companies can—and are—changing the way they do business to create a healthy planet for generations to come.