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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

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What's Changing? - Demographics
Halcyon In Future 21 March 2018


March 2018

The average age of Arab heads of state is currently 72, while the average age of their people is just 25, according to The Economist. Six years after the Arab Spring, that generation gap continues to fuel the sense that the region’s leaders are hopelessly out of touch with their own people. Signal Media asked whether, at 32 years old, can Saudi Arabia’s headstrong Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman change that in the region’s most hidebound kingdom?

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January 2018

What's Changing? - Identity
Halcyon Identifies 6 March 2018


Identities are always at some level imagined, believes Eurasia Group, arguing that what people choose to focus on differs widely from country to country, according to a 2017 study by Pew Research. A few findings:

  • 52% of Hungarians see place of birth as the most important attribute of national identity, while only 13% of Germans say the same.

  • 84% of Dutch say being able to speak the national language is very important to being truly part of the nation, but only 59% of Italians share this view. 

What's Changing? - Democracy


Global democracy suffered a significant regression in 2017, according to The Economist's latest annual Democracy Index published today. The Index – which assesses the state of democracy in 165 independent states and two territories in 2017 – has recorded the worst performance since the aftermath of the global financial and economic crisis in 2010. Not a single region recorded an improvement in its average score in 2017 compared with 2016.

On how people really live
Dollar Street
Halcyon Impacts 23 January 2018

Dollar Street is a powerful and fascinating site, showing how people really live around the world. Dollar Street is a project from Gapminder, the foundation set up by the late, great Hans Rosling, who died a year ago from pancreatic cancer, aged only 68. He is missed.


What Changed? - Sustainability (October 2017)
Halcyon Impacts 2 November 2017


What Happened with the SDGs? - June 2017
Halcyon Impacts 15 July 2017

Please see below key Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-related developments during June 2017:

What's Happening? - SDG 7. Affordable and Clean Energy Halcyon Impacts 23 February 2017


Please visit this page regularly for significant developments concerning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal goal seven (SDG 7) of ensuring affordable and clean energy by 2030.





What's Happening? - AI: at WEF 2017

As business opportunities for artificial intelligence multiply, how can industry leaders design the principles and technical standards into their products that benefit society as a whole? Dimensions addressed by the panel included: data ecosystems for privacy and security, algorithms for greater social inclusion and institutions to build trust among stakeholders.

What Might Happen? - Forecasting 2017
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Halcyon In Future 21 October 2016

What will 2017 bring? Throughout the last quarter of 2016, Halcyon is crafting this evolving index of significant forecasts for the year ahead..

If you have any questions or suggestions of further forecasts to include, please contact Dominic Kelleher.  Please note that this is a work in progress, due for completion in December 2016.



Economic Forecasts

  • Global
    • Europe
      • ​UK

  • Technology Forecasts
    • Overall Tech Trends
    • Digital




The pace of global growth will quicken in 2017 as the US economy picks up, and Brazil and Russia emerge from recession, believes the EIU.