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Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development

A transdisciplinary action-research centre in applied resilience science
 

Overview
 

The Resilience and Sustainable Development Programme (RSDP) is a multi-disciplinary action-research initiative at the University of Cambridge, situated in the Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS). 

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 innovative research and capacity building efforts.

 

The RSDP enables:

Governments and civil sectors 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.

 

Research Areas:

The RSDP is focused on three of the most dynamic areas of inquiry that are critical in shaping our world. We co-create sustainable solutions while training the participants in complex system design thinking using world-class research, embedded knowledge, and enquiring techniques:

Sustainable Investment - How best to create innovation in public policy to facilitate long term private sector investment?

Good Governance - How to achieve resilient governance of these fast-moving developments in often complex local situations?

Responsible Innovation - How can technology be harnessed to deliver step changes in sustainable wealth creation and public good?
 

Read more about our Research Areas.

 

Research Methods: 

We combine these with our distinctive delivery methods based on system design thinking and experiential training approach:

Country Focus: One Country at a Time

Leader Focus: Creative Ideas Studio

Policy Focus: Policy Simulations Lab

Issue Focus: Sinews of Sustainable Development Speakers Series to make RSDP unique.
 

Read more about our research Reserch Methods.

 

Please email crsd@landecon.cam.ac.uk for more information.

Get in touch: crsd@landecon.cam.ac.uk

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.

Get in touch: crsd@landecon.cam.ac.uk