GBN specializes in helping organizations adapt and grow more effectively and more responsibly in the face of mounting uncertainty — whether it's uncertainty about their future, the future of their industry, or the future of the world at large. Founded in 1987 and part of Monitor since 2000, we work in close partnership with leading companies, governments, and nonprofits to help them address their most critical long-term challenges.
A pioneer in the evolution and application of scenario planning, GBN integrates this expertise with experiential learning; insights from a diverse network of experts and visionaries; and other strategic tools. Our processes are collaborative and co-creative and our consulting engagements are highly customized. We focus on what is uncertain about the future rather than what's predictable, which enables us to highlight opportunities and vulnerabilities that are less likely to emerge in conventional consulting interventions.
We also provide public and onsite training courses to develop the capacity of individuals and organizations to think scenarically and then integrate that capability into ongoing planning processes and leadership development.
GBN is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York City, Cambridge, MA, and London.