The Centre for Long-Term Resilience (CLTR) is an independent think tank with a mission to transform global resilience to extreme risks. It works with governments and other institutions to improve relevant governance, processes, and decision-making.
CLTR focuses on two areas of risk where effective governance today could substantially mitigate both current and future threats:
Artificial intelligence (AI), including risks arising from unethical uses of AI, from AI systems behaving in unintended ways in high-stakes domains, and from the broader impacts of AI on the economy and society.
Biosecurity, including risks arising from naturally occurring pandemics, laboratory leaks, bioweapons and ‘dual-use’ research (advances that can be used for harm as well as good).
CLTR also focuses on Risk Management more broadly — the process of both transforming risk governance, and of identifying, assessing and mitigating all extreme risks.
It helps governments and other institutions transform resilience to extreme risks by:
In August 2023 Founders Pledge published a profile on the Centre for Long-Term Resilience, recommending them as a funding option.
CLTR’s 2022 Annual Report also refers to over £1 million from a private foundation (focused primarily on impact investing, the promotion of social responsibility and making grants that benefit low and middle-income countries). It also mentions $100,000 from The Powoki Foundation (which focuses on safeguarding humanity from global challenges, such as safely navigating synthetic biology and advanced artificial intelligence)....