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Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development

A transdisciplinary action-research centre in applied resilience science

At CRSD we bring together leaders from the public, private and third sectors with academic thought leaders to create robust new, workable solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges. We use tools and innovative techniques which cut across systems, organisational and behavioural science. Together we can co-create sustainable and resilient solutions in the following areas:

Sustainable Investment – bringing together Investors, Investees and Regulators to share best practice and cut to the heart of issues to drive investment to improve sustainability

Good Governance – the golden thread which transcends resilience. We identify power relationships and work across stakeholder groups to test intended and unintended consequences to improve outcomes 

Responsible Innovation – we help to support and accelerate leadership and business models which support key transitional initiatives across the ESG spectrum to ensure policy and financing is in lockstep with new technologies and techniques 
Our action based research seeks to deliver actionable insights based on evidence and consensus 

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From the perspective of trust and cooperation as key to solving global challenges, we break down the silos between sectors, harness new theories of change and consider legacy effects using evidence, so that new systems can be introduced. By blending system dynamics with political and economic analysis and rigorously developed business cases, we help achieve lasting change. We have helped over 160 companies and over 20 countries through our cutting-edge research and capacity building efforts.


Our research enables:

  • Governments and civil sector foster innovation and enterprise to deliver social and economic benefits consistently.
  • Companies to develop life-changing products and services, build better businesses, create meaningful jobs, and improve the environment for the future collectively.
  • Decision makers to reinvent policies and practices to facilitate their institutions to move to higher sustainable and productive activities.

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