What does 2024 mean for the future of social impact? In 2023, discussions on artificial intelligence sparked questions about the future of work, propelling historic worker strikes and union wins across diverse industries. A striking U.S. Supreme Court ruling reshaped the landscape of affirmative action on college campuses. 2023 is set to be the hottest year on record, with heatwaves and extreme weather everywhere from Peru to the Philippines. Amidst ongoing economic uncertainty, we await pivotal elections in the U.S., India, E.U., U.K., and Russia in the upcoming year.

As we step into 2024, it is clear that leaders will face greater threats in the work of advancing social change. In the face of these formidable challenges, we will need deep and sustained systems change to sustain progress against some of the greatest challenges facing humankind today: economic inequality, health, and climate. There lies an incredible opportunity for philanthropic and corporate leaders to exhibit unwavering leadership, offering solutions that benefit both people and the planet.

As we enter 2024, we asked leaders across FSG to share how social impact actors can rise to the challenges of the upcoming year.

    1. Corporate changemakers will be key to advancing impact
    2. Ensuring job quality in the future of work
    3. A rising commitment to place
    4. Leveraging government action and regulations for climate justice
    5. Advancing health equity in a post-pandemic world

Read the full article about future of social impact by Abigail Ridgway, Chirlie Felix, Erin Sullivan, Fay Hanleybrown,  Jennifer Splansky Juster, John Harper, Kimberly Shin, Laura Tilghman, Lolita Castrique-Meier, Nikhil Bumb, and Rishi Agarwal at FSG.