Axiom Business Book Awards 2020 Gold Medalist in Philanthropy / Nonprofit / SustainabilityThe Time to Impact the Future Is Now Impact Imperative author Pamela Ryan explores the likely realities facing our planet and humanity for the next few decades. We are, as she tells us, at a pivotal moment in history. Individuals, organizations, and investors are doing immense good, but extraordinary challenges are enveloping the planet, threatening life and humanity itself: escalating extreme weather events, shifting global population and power balances, widening socioeconomic disparities, and rising tensions among extremists and mainstream populations. Impact Imperative stems from consultations with over 130 professionals in the burgeoning impact innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment space. As Dr. Ryan shares insights from these impact innovators about how we can meet these challenges in the next few decades and beyond, she encourages readers to think about how our own consequential actions in the present can propel us--individually and collectively--toward more optimal futures. Or increasingly destructive futures.