The Global Centre for Risk and Innovation (GCRI) is dedicated to creating a unique nexus where civil society engages with the academy, industry, and government to collectively mitigate risks and foster more resilient, democratic, and prosperous communities. As a centre of excellence, GCRI excels in research, innovation, and capacity building across enterprise risk and innovation management, addressing the societal impacts of technological disruptions and financial evolution.

GCRI’s mission is to serve as a global focal point in risk management and innovation, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and collective action to create resilient, sustainable, and democratic communities. Through its strategic operations, governance framework, and commitment to excellence, GCRI aims to address the complex challenges of technological disruptions and financial evolution, ensuring a safer and more prosperous future for all.


Operating as a meta-organization, GCRI establishes and supports two primary sub-entities to achieve its mission in line with international and industry best practices in legal affairs and risk management:

  1. Nexus Standards Foundation (NSF): acting as a grant-making body for the sustainable development of Nexus Standards and the Nexus Ecosystem.

  2. Global Risk Alliance (GRA): serving as the transnational accelerator and investment arm of the Nexus Ecosystem.


GCRI’s strategic operations are centered on three core areas:

  1. Cooperation and Control: Establishing a robust framework for global risk management and resilience building through the Earth Cooperation Treaty (ECT).

  2. Standardization: Co-developing and implementing international standards for risk management, security, and sustainability.

  3. Education, Acceleration, and Practice: Building capacities and communities through interdisciplinary tools, training, and exercise programs for collective security, resilience building and emergency response.


  1. Collective Security and Sustainability: GCRI operates on the principle that a risk to one member is a risk to all, promoting collective action and mutual support among members.

  2. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Uniting experts from economics, finance, policy, and technology to create interdisciplinary solutions for risk mitigation and resilience building.

  3. Democratic Values and Multilateral Cooperation: Promoting democratic values and enabling members to consult and cooperate on global risks and security-related issues through multilateral tech diplomacy.

  4. Innovative Research and Technology: Tackling global risks through research, innovation, and policy focused on Earth Systems Science and Planetary Nexus Governance, supported by state-of-the-art technologies and a global civic infrastructure.


  1. Consensus-Based Decision Making: All GCRI decisions are made by consensus, reflecting the collective will of member entities. This principle ensures that decisions are representative and collectively agreed upon.

  2. Global and Regional Structure: GCRI’s governance structure includes the General Assembly, Global Stewardship Board, Regional Stewardship Boards, National Advisory Councils, National Working Groups, and Competence Cells, ensuring comprehensive multi-scale oversight and localized execution.

  3. Legal Architecture: GCRI, a Canadian non-profit, provides the civic infrastructure for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). NSF and GRA operate under GCRI to ensure adaptable compliance with international standards and best practices.

Funding and Capabilities

  1. Resource Commitment: Members commit to funding GCRI through national and direct contributions, ensuring readiness and operational capability.

  2. Capability Development: Members develop and maintain the necessary capabilities for risk mitigation and resilience, supported by multinational cooperation and innovative solutions.

Programs and Interoperability

  1. Exercise Programs: Competence Cells test and validate GCRI concepts, procedures, standards, and systems through planned exercises and simulations.

  2. Standardization and Interoperability: GCRI fosters interoperability through the development and implementation of standards, ensuring efficient and effective cooperation among members and partners.

Partnership and Cooperation

  1. Whole of Society Approach: GCRI works with quintuple helix (QH) entities and international organizations based on common values and mutual benefit to enhance global security and sustainability.

  2. Multilateral Cooperative Projects: Supporting members in identifying and developing cooperative projects that deliver key capabilities for sustainable security measures.

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