Mission & Vision

One Earth Future Foundation (OEF) is an incubator of innovative peacebuilding programs that designs, tests, and partners to scale programs that work hand-in-hand with those most affected by conflict to eliminate the root causes of war. We believe in a world beyond war, where sustainable peace is truly possible.

The world’s challenges are complex and interconnected, and getting more so by the day. Humanity keeps building, but we’re missing global governance architecture that is up to the task. Our approach to resolving conflict brings together local wisdom with national authority and international expertise to drive measurable results.

- Marcel Arsenault, Founder & CEO, One Earth Future Foundation


One Earth Future incubates programs designed to foster sustainable peace, partnering with innovative world leaders, global development agencies and communities to see complex problems at the root of armed conflict in new ways and solve them together.

Founded by Marcel C. Arsenault and Cynda Collins Arsenault in 2010, One Earth Future was endowed with the belief that solving complex problems facing humanity calls for a fundamentally different way of working together. Rather than institutions working to achieve individual mandates, OEF works with the belief that sustainable peace requires a system of networked organizations working in harmony to solve problems.

One Earth Future is structured to implement and operate a portfolio of peacebuilding and peacemaking programs. Each of our seven programs works for sustainable solutions to address the drivers of a specific problem, while gathering and sharing lessons about cooperative governance more broadly. 

Whether we are supporting grassroots coalitions in Colombia, connecting Somali businesses to lenders abroad or working to reduce the risks posed by nuclear weapons, One Earth Future is forever focused on our vision of sustainable peace through cooperative governance. OEF is a nonprofit, registered in the US as a 501(c)(3).

Values

We Expect Excellence
Dedicated, long term resources support our work. We will honor these resources by constantly adding value and becoming the best in the world.
We Are Relentlessly Empirical
While solutions may be visualized, real progress is confirmed by evidence of success. We innovate and iterate.
We Are Stewards of the Long Term
We act today to benefit humanity in the year 2100. Nevertheless, we hold ourselves accountable for achieving short term, measurable goals of narrow focus.
We Solve Problems By Engaging Stakeholders
We provide the information, the forum, and the structure. Sustainable governance is generated from inclusion, collaboration and sign-off by engaged parties.