Impact the Future works with Business to seize the opportunities and address the risks that a sustainable future brings.

We do this by creating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies and entrepreneurial business models to capture opportunities and meet social and environmental targets. (READ MORE)



Impact the Future works with CEOs of Social Businesses/Enterprises to achieve social and environmental mission combined with financial viability and business discipline.  

We do this by acting as a coach, mentor and critical friend of CEOs of Social Businesses/Enterprises and Charities. (READ MORE)


Impact the Future works with Philanthropists and Donors to achieve large-scale social and environmental impact through applying business thinking.

 We do this by creating business-based strategies for impact investing and philanthropic giving from design to implementation and impact measurement. (READ MORE)


Alison Rodwell, Founder of Impact the Future, acts as a Non-Executive Director and Board Chair for strategic game changing partners, who are working to achieve social and environmental change through business. (READ MORE)


“At Virgin Unite we take the approach that we have to change the rules and fix things in the commercial world now, and not wait for another twenty years. I have learnt much from Alison’s leadership and expertise that has challenged the traditional, corporate approach and instead she has applied an innovative, entrepreneurial approach to working with companies such as M&S, John Lewis and C&A to develop sustainable supply chains.” Rosanne Gray, CEO Virgin Unite virgin unite

“I have known Alison Rodwell for many years, and recently I have had the opportunity to work closely with her in my role as CEO at CottonConnect. Alison’s expertise in providing strategic guidance to our entrepreneurial business has been invaluable.   Alison’s role as a business partner, providing sound commercial advice along with her extensive experience and knowledge of sustainability issues, has helped the business thrive.”

Alison Ward, CEO CottonConnect

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“Throughout the 8 years I worked with Alison, she maintained a consistently high level of professionalism in creating entrepreneurial business models and strategies for tackling global development challenges in ways that achieve both scale of impact and financial viability.  She has a proven ability to create new transformative social business solutions, and to manage complex and demanding multi-stakeholder partnerships in ways that help meet defined objectives.  She quickly develops trusted relationships with diverse stakeholders.”

Chris West, Director of Shell Foundation

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“Alison is an experienced non-executive director and chair, which was invaluable to WorkSpring as we started up our  operations. Her deep understanding of board governance and financial management, coupled with her many years of international experience at Shell and Shell Foundation brought to the board a strong business based approach. Alison’s commitment and passion to deliver social and environmental change is inspirational.”

Gilly MacWhirter,
Founding CEO of WorkSpring