Decarbonization policies aimed at the building, transportation, and power sectors are preparing our society to meet ambitious goals. Yet opportunities exist to think about these more holistically, as there are synergistic benefits and attributes across sectors. Thought and policy leaders are developing and aligning new and emerging technologies, communication protocols, data, digitization, IoT, and artificial intelligence resources to meet environmental protection, climate change and social equity challenges. Many of these technologies and strategies impact and are impacted by lighting at the building level. Government agencies, grid operators, industry, and others are beginning to look at cross sector benefits including analytics and arbitrage systems, to support long term goals while trying to “future proof” both policies and technology solutions. These policies and the evolving monetization of system efficacy improvements are profoundly impacting markets – there will be winners and losers, and many new opportunities to evolve and adapt. This talk looks at how global initiatives and market forces are driving the future of lighting.