Global Risk Forum 2022
GCRI’s Global Risk Forum (GRF) intends to be the first-choice platform for individuals and organizations focused on sustainability and risk to meet and share bold ideas, form glocal teams, and co-create solutions for tackling the challenges of a global risk society. This event will bring together thinkers, activists, creatives, technologists, and public and private sector innovators to build tools, capacities and communities for a resilient, sustainable future. We aim to use this event as a launching pad for an open, decentralized global innovation commons, enabled in part by GCRI’s platform, that is focused on complex environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
The ‘deCODING RISK, reBUILDING TRUST’ theme is an invitation to explore, discuss and imagine how decentralized technologies and participatory mechanisms can be used to accelerate innovation and reduce catastrophic risks to human civilization.
The climate crisis, rising inequality, and emerging technological risks have fuelled social discontent and declining trust in traditional institutions. However, trust between institutions and individuals is crucial to coordinate societal action against these global challenges. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need to rapidly scale long-term investment into building resilient communities to mitigate future catastrophic risks.
There is an urgent need to rebuild trust within and between communities and institutions, but no clear path forward yet. However, decentralized technologies, such as the blockchain and new participatory mechanisms, have opened the possibility of a new kind of infrastructure for participation and co-creation in the ESG space. This theme expands on the ideas we explore in our white paper on DICE Protocol, a proposal for designing tools and systems that support a decentralized global innovation commons.