Recent News Releases

Should Social Media Carry Health Warnings?

London Dec 19, 2017: “Some social media groups are behaving like errant drug companies,” says the chairman of a UK-based innovation think tank, 2020Plus.

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Millennials Come of Age in UK Election

London, June 9, 2017: The only cohort in British society for whom voter fatigue does not appear to have been an issue with the general election was the young adult, Millennial demographic.
The voting public has been called upon to cast... click here to read the full news release


The approaching Smart Age, replete with internet-connected devices to make life easier in the home and office, may inadvertently lead to new forms of dementia. This is according to social futurist and chairman of the international London-based 2020Plus innovation think tank,... click here to read the full news release

Do We Really Want Cashless Only?

Moving toward a fully cashless society, driven by a growing engagement with contactless card payments, may carry significant social challenges for society in the near future. This is according to social commentator and futurist, Mal Fletcher.

According to a new MasterCard... click here to read the full news release

2020Plus To Invest in Berlin's Innovation Culture

 The 2020Plus international think tank will invest in Berlin’s growing innovation culture, at the CHR Festival hosted by Popular Communication GmbH.

The event, taking place from October 11-16 and 18-23, will focus on creativity, innovation and sustainability, attracting entrepreneurs from across... click here to read the full news release

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Press & Media

2020Plus is involved in ongoing research into many of the major social issues of our time and their likely impact on individuals, families and communities over the next decade. Our goal is to help individuals and communities to better engage future change.

As part of our Social Comment work, we provide comment for all branches of the press and online press and have a team of experienced researchers compiling material in various regions of the world.

Mal Fletcher, the chairman of 2020Plus, is a social futurist and commentator who is often called upon for expert views on social issues for TV, radio, the press and the 'new media' in various parts of the world.

His comment has featured in publications including: The Minneapolis Post (USA), Fabulous Magazine (UK), The Guardian (online - UK), Nya Dagen Newspaper (Sweden), Relevant Magazine (USA) and many more. His feature articles have appeared in publications in the USA, the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Particular areas of expertise are shown below, though we have provided comment on a wide variety of other issues.

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Areas of Expertise

Our specialist areas of research and comment include:
  • family issues: the place of family in society, strengthening the family
  • youth issues: including: violence & gangs, alcoholism
  • the 'new frugalism': changes in consumer attitudes during recession & the social impact of hyper-consumerism
  • privacy issues: e.g. freedom of speech vs. community cohesion, the security challenges of digital technologies
  • celebrity culture: its social impact 
  • generational issues: including the links & tensions between the major generations of our time
  • 'life-and-death' issues (e.g. euthanasia, assisted dying): esp. their social impact
  • changes in media & new media: esp. their social impact
  • likely future trends in cultural values: in the global environment
  • religion/faith/spirituality: the changing role of religion in the cultural conversation

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