Imagine being able to see the impact of your business decisions in the future. You would see not only how your decisions impacted your company, and local community, but nationally and globally as well. Whatever we do, we contribute to how our world is today.

You are invited to widen your perspective and understanding of the journey to a sustainable 2050 in our immersive Exploring Sustainable Futures Game experience, delivered by Cranfield University. This journey through time is guaranteed to make you see your role in your organisation, and the impact you can create, with a fresh pair of eyes. Cranfield University in collaboration with Central Bedfordshire Council has launched a range of fully funded Business Growth and Decarbonisation programmes, as well as grants. It is funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF).

About the game

Exploring Sustainable Futures was showcased at COP26 in 2021, and has been played with more than 2,000 people in a variety of settings. Powered by rich academic research into the critical competencies for ‘future ready’ leaders, the game is popular with senior management teams within large organisations, and ambitious business owners. The experience helps you understand the future impact of your business decisions in order to help you make the right decisions today.

Culminating in a reflection session, you can use the insights from the game to rethink how your organisation can create environmental, social and financial value.

So come and join in with this active experience that will give you a sneak peek of life in 2050… we promise the jet lag won’t last long!!

Event location

Brewpoint, Cut Throat Ln, Bedford MK41 7FY


Previous game experiences

What to expect?

  • Travel through time responding to news headlines in future decades as key actors and influencers in society.
  • Test and strengthen deep leadership competencies through role play and collaboration.
  • Reflect and consider how to effect change through your organisation, and as an individual.
  • Enable your leaders to enact their role in bringing your organisation’s purpose to life, considering people, planet and profit.
  • Develop and test strategies in the context of an uncertain future.

Who should attend?

This game experience is part of the Local Business Decarbonisation intervention in the Central Bedfordshire Scholarship and Grant Programme, and we have limited funded places available for businesses in Central Bedfordshire.


  • Owner / Senior manager
  • Business established for a minimum of one year
  • A turnover min £80K
  • Minimum one employee


  • 09:15-09:45 – Welcome and game preparation
  • 09:45-13:15 – Game
  • 13:15-14:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00-15:30 – Reflection

How to register

There are limited funded places for businesses in Central Bedfordshire.

Please register via the link below.

Select Sustainability Game under Business Intervention Support Required.

Deadline to register: 20 March



Photosensitivity warning: Videos which contain flashes of light that could trigger seizures for people with visual sensitivities.


If you have questions about whether this experience is right for you, please email