Resilience has been brought into sharp focus by Covid,but needs to be a permanent priority. The strategic partnership between these two organisations creates a platform with substantial convening power, reach and voice to help build resilience in businesses and the communities in which they operate.

Simon Collins, Chair, Resilience First

The next five years are critical to the future of our planet and resilience will be central to helping us survive and thrive. We need to be able to withstand and adapt to changing conditions and recover positively from shocks and stresses. Today’s announcement is the beginning of many radical shifts that will more appropriately prepare us to meet the challenges of the coming decade. We invite organisations to join us in our mission for a more resilient world

Seth Schultz, Executive Director, The Resilience Shift

Over the last year, the importance of resilience has been made starkly clear; from firms enabling us all to adapt to online work or adapting to online product and services, through to healthcare services responding to the massive increase in intensive care cases, and even energy and transport networks operating on a skeleton staff. This ability to adapt to and recover from crisis or change will only become more critical as we navigate the implications of climate change, digital transformation, a growing population and less resources over the next 20 years. I am delighted that today the Resilience Shift joins forces with Resilience First bringing business and infrastructure providers together with a shared ambition to create a safer world.

Dame Jo da Silva, Global Sustainable Development Leader, Arup

Our aim at Lloyd’s Register Foundation is to make the world safer. Resilience to expected and unexpected challenges is a key part of that. We are proud that our support of both The Resilience Shift and Resilience First has resulted in an opportunity for these two organizations to bring their forces together to accelerate resilience theory into practice, through a global community of action. This partnership enables organisations and industries to work together to scale up the changes needed to deliver a resilient and safer world.

Richard Clegg, Chief Executive, Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Resilience is key to ensuring that there is no disruption to UKPN’s electricity supply. Without resilience in our own network and that of our partners and suppliers, we risk loss of power to over 8 million households and businesses and all the connected problems that would bring. The strategic partnership of Resilience First with Resilience Shift will provide a platform with increased capacity to address the myriad of issues requiring attention.

Basil Scarsella, Chief Executive Officer, UK Power Networks

We have put out a call for organisations everywhere to join us in the #racetozero #racetoresilience and I am personally delighted that so many have heeded our call. Now it is time for action – all firms, public or private, must decarbonise and, in parallel, they must build their resilience and that of their industry. The strategic partnership of The Resilience Shift with Resilience First provides us with a strengthened platform providing the knowledge base and community of interest needed to support this transformation and accelerate resilience globally.

Nigel Topping, UK Climate Champion

The resilience of our cities is essential to the wellbeing of 70% of the world populations who live and work in them. For urban centers to thrive, the private and public sector must work together to drive innovation and scale solutions that create more inclusive and sustainable communities. City Possible is proud to partner with over 220 municipalities across the globe and is supportive of Resilience Shift in their pandemic recovery initiative.

Miguel Gamiño Jr., Executive Vice President, Global Cities | Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard

Resilience First is a great new initiative and one sorely needed with increasing disruptions to business. Estee Lauder Companies is pleased to be a firm supporter, and wishes it every success.

Michael Thwaites, Director of Security UK & Ireland, Estee Lauder

I find the Network of great value in helping to keep me informed and connected.

Tommy Aitken, Director, International Security and Crisis Management, NBC Universal

We welcome the ambition of the new Resilience First network to improve the resilience and readiness of local and national capabilities; reinforce information sharing and mutual aid systems during major disasters; and continue working to develop an holistic approach to supporting the victims of emergencies.

Nick Newman, Head of Homeland Security Consulting, PA Consulting Group

Resilience First has been and remains at the cutting edge of urban resilience. They consistently engage key stakeholders and thought leaders to great ends. They are vital partners in our global resilience efforts and they should be yours as well. 

Bill Raisch, Director, Global Resilience Network, New York University INTERCEP

No one person or organisation has all the answers or a monopoly of wisdom. That is why the launch of Resilience First is so timely and welcome: partnerships are the way forward.

John Allan, President, CBI and Chairman, Tesco

In these days of increasing risks and threats from ever-changing technological, commercial and environmental challenges, it is vital to be more adaptable, flexible and agile. Being a part of the Resilience First Initiative allows UK Power Networks the unique opportunity to invest in our communities by working with other organisations to enhance the resilience of our capital city.

Basil Scarsella, CEO, UK Power Networks

London Stansted Airport depends on a close-knit network of staff, partners, suppliers and other organisations to successfully operate. Our commitment to Resilience First recognizes the benefits to all of a collective response to strengthening resilience, and we are pleased to be a founding Champion of this important initiative.

Nick Millar, Operations Director - London Stansted Airport

Resilience First focuses on strengthening business community resilience at a local level, which is essential for national and international strategies for risk management and resilience to build on. MMI Engineering are pleased to be a founding champion of this timely and valuable initiative.

Caroline Field, Principal – Resilience Practice, MMI Engineering