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forward-looking

adjective
 
 
/ˈfɔːwədlʊkɪŋ/ ( also forward-thinking)
considering future developments when making plans, especially in relation to using modern methods or equipment: a forward looking approach/attitude/view They need a more forward-looking approach that emphasizes energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable sources.a forward-looking company/organization My intention is to build a successful, highly forward-looking organization.
showing what is thought will happen in the future: forward-looking indicators/information/statements The forward-looking indicators have pointed to a sharp slowdown in the economy.
(Definition of forward-looking from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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