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Road to COP28 | May 2023
Local Planning and Resilience
Spring Reception Recap
Resilient leaders learn, they are not born
MIPIM 2023 Round Up
Road to COP28
Whole of Society Resilience - Report summary
Resilient Leadership in a VUCA world
Supply chains and critical infrastructure: A nexus of opportunities and vulnerabilities
Engineering Leadership Group launches new Manifesto ahead of World Engineering Day
Meet our latest additions to the team
Resilience First names Rick Cudworth as new Chair
Critical Infrastructure Resilience to Climate Change
Resilience First, with PA Consulting, releases new report - Whole of society reslience: Steps to success
How to make your business resilient to supply chain challenges in 2023
A call to action for business resilience
Resilience First response to Climate Champions on COP15: Biodiversity Summit
Resilient Mindsets — for a Whole of Society Approach to Resilience
Resilience for High Performance: How to navigate burnout and retention challenges in an economic slowdown
The UK Government publishes a Framework for Resilience
The Cabinet Office has just published the UK Government Resilience Framework.
The document is based on resilience in six key areas: Risk, Responsibilities and Accountability, Partnerships, Community, Investment and Skills.
Implications for businesses from the Phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Business Resilience on Industrial Sites
Resilient Urban Growth – the Greater Manchester challenge
COP27 in Review
Action Agenda Launched for City & Business Leaders Tackling the Climate Crisis
Launch of New Series of Scientific Reports to Inform & Increase Urban Climate Action
Why we should all be concerned about ‘white gold’
How businesses can embrace EVs in their sustainability efforts
Are we in for unrest?
Climate Adaptation in the UK – what it means for business
A Resilient World? | The Lloyd's Register Foundation 2021 World Risk Poll Findings
Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) launched its latest world risk poll at Climate Week in New York in September.
Learning from the Pandemic – were we prepared?
Covid-19 - How to ride the storm and thrive – a business perspective
When the pandemic hit in early 2020, many organisations both in the public and private sector were taken by surprise, despite years of warning signs. Some companies were able to ride the storm because of their preparedness, so how did they thrive where others failed?
Changing work practices and how to cope
Resilience First names Martyn Link as new Executive Director
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Greater Manchester – a model for resilient urban growth?
What your lunch can teach you about resilience
Collaboration is the key to building climate resilience – Resilience First heads to CW NYC 2022
Taylor Swift, Aston Villa, and lessons in ESG
4 Lessons from the Russian/Ukraine conflict
Resilience First joins ICSI's Board of Directors
IPCC SUP Global Dialogue Convening Wrap-up
Last week the team at Resilience First, along with a selection of our Champion Members took part in the IPCC SUP Global Dialogue Convening, contributing to future climate action for urban investment worldwide.
Tony Travers, Director of LSE London ended the forum with a thought-provoking speech which highlighted how the increasingly unpredictable climate presents a real test for all cities.
Building Climate Resilient Cities with IPCC AR6 Summary for Urban Policymakers Global Convention
The first-ever Red Extreme Heat warning was issued in the UK last Friday (15th July) by the Met Office as temperatures were expected to reach 40C in London on Monday and Tuesday. Such temperatures make it extremely challenging for cities and society to cope.
How to talk in the sweltering heat
Reducing Carbon for SMEs
There are many reasons for wanting to reduce the carbon emissions from your business. It can enhance your reputation and keep you on the good side of your customers. It can save you money or prepare you for future government policies and regulation. Or, of course, you might just worry about the effects of global warming like the rest of us and want to do your bit.
Resilience First launches NEDs Guide to Operational Resilience
BSI's new infographic on net zero standards
London Prepared: A city-wide endeavour
New Report from Resilience First Explores Whether Businesses are Adequately Prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Can business help cities connect to their food?
Why Modern Slavery is a resilience issue for your business
The next big economic shock?
Building Business Resilience to Fire
Fires in business premises are thankfully not common. However, we always need to be prepared for the unthinkable.
Disrupting global supply chains
Building Resilience – Fire Protection Association podcast
UK government pushes ahead with new energy strategy – what can business expect?
How to Deliver on ESG Expectations?
Finding innovation to support resilient infrastructure
Resilience First reviews latest pressures on UK hospitality sector: What does UK hospitality need to become more resilient?
World-leading engineering firms join forces to advance infrastructure sustainability, resilience and climate action
Levelling up through business resilience
Green Bonds - the need to address climate change
The March newsletter is now out!
Summary for Urban Policymakers
Emotional resilience – a continuing journey
Early warnings: learning lessons
Resilience First launches ground-breaking Resilience Self-Assessment Tool
Resilience – from acorns grow
The February newsletter is now out!
RESILIENCE RISING – A NEW GLOBAL NON-PROFIT CONSORTIUM
Converting warnings into actions
Protect Duty - a further step to legislation
The rapid advance of AI
Holding back the water
A valuable contribution to building a resilient society
December's newsletter is now out!
The Defence contribution to resilience
Watch out for these risks in 2022
Our CEO, Michael Rooney, reflects on Resilience First at COP26
As with any other year, COP26 has not been without controversy. From charges of a locked-out Global South to ableism to the high carbon footprint of the conference menu, COP26 has attracted significant criticism in the media and on social channels. It’s difficult, too, not to come to the conclusion that the COP has largely become a PR circus, as actors across governments, NGOs, and activism jostle to advance their respective climate change agendas.
Day Four of Resilience First at COP26
Our final event in our series of fringe events last week at COP26, in partnership with The Resilience Shift and Wood, was Wednesday's Business Leaders Roundtable Dinner Discussion on Climate Resilience Leadership: The New Competitive Advantage.
‘Whole of Society’ – the civic dimension
Partnering with Purpose
Day Three of Resilience First at COP26
Our third day in Glasgow, and it was great to see a fantastic turnout for our second fringe event during COP26, Race to Resilience Breakfast Briefing – A Business-led Climate Resilience Initiative: Turning Aspirations into Action.
November's newsletter is now out!
Day One of Resilience First at COP26
This momentous COP26, we’re delighted to be in Glasgow with our series of fringe events, exploring the challenges and opportunities for business to step up and take the necessary action to protect people and the planet.
Enhancing Defence’s Contribution to Societal Resilience in the UK
Economic crime – a continuing cause for grave concern
October's newsletter is now out!
Resilience – it comes with a price tag
Consequences of Kabul
Re-emergence Guide: Building small business resilience
Something to watch!
A Citizens' Army - the ELSC
September's newsletter is now out!
Terrorism – past, present and future
Response to Call for Evidence for the Integrated Review
A second review of London's preparedness to tackle terrorism
If crisis or war comes
Emotional resilience: lessons from the real world
National Resilience: preparing for future challenges
Ransomware takes off
July newsletter is now out!
What NEDs should know
How is Covid-19 impacting UK energy prices?
Technology and decarbonisation
UK Coastal Community Resilience
Improving stakeholder value – a point of view
Reliability, resilience and sustainability in electricity supply
Following the Resilience First report, in partnership with Russell-Cook, on ‘Flexible Working - the hybrid office’, the ICAEW – an Associate member of Resilience First – has published three articles on the nature of the office of the future and the way we manage the workforce:
The June newsletter is now out!
The May newsletter is now out!
Black, grey and white swans
Prospects for a civilian reservist cadre
What does a national resilience strategy look like?
What are the decarbonisation opportunities for the aviation sector and which technologies can help?
April's newsletter is now out!
Resilience reimagined: a practical guide for organisations
What are the decarbonisation possibilities for the manufacturing sector and which technologies can help?
The UK's Integrated Review
Embrace ports resilience to advance decarbonisation, says new Resilience Shift report
What are the decarbonisation opportunities for the rail sector and how can technology help?
What are the decarbonisation issues faced by cities and how can technology help?
Flexible Working Guide Part 2: What happens now?
March's newsletter is now out!
World's largest resilience business network joins forces with leading think tank for the resilience of critical infrastructure
Today marks a milestone in confronting emerging global economic, environmental and technological transformations.
What is the military leadership model?
NPC Report: Lessons from the Millennium Bug
A Guide to Agile Working
February newsletter out now!
London's Green Recovery
A new vision of risk and resilience
National Risk Register 2020 - a critique
The National Preparedness Commission
Transitioning from risk to resilience
December/January newsletter out now!
A new serving suggestion for 2021
Empowerment – it does work
Volunteering makes for resilient communities
Resilience First's Guide to Flexible Working (Part 1)
Flood Action Week, 9-15 November
UK terrorism level increases to 'Severe'
November newsletter out now!
The Skills Challenge
Building a resilient state
Whither the office?
Secure supply chains are critical to ensure resilience
October newsletter now out!
Can we expect social unrest on top of the pandemic?
Preparing to mitigate extremism and terrorism
Avoiding the hard rain
Adapting to change
September newsletter now out!
Changing behaviours following Covid-19
The prospect of social unrest
Agile resilience: lessons from Covid-19
Explosions - learning the lessons
August newsletter is out now!
Covid-19 is not the only thing that should be worrying the C-suite
National resilience – what does it mean?
Update 20 - Coronavirus: Progress in sovereign resilience
A green resilient recovery
July newsletter is now out!
New world of work
A second wave?
Safer public places
Who’s best positioned for a post-pandemic business recovery?
The stormy season begins
Facing a hot summer
Leadership in crises
June newsletter is now out!
Resilience Guide for Our New World
NIC Report - Anticipate, React, Recover: Resilient infrastructure systems
Educating the next generation
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Updating national preparedness – a point of view
Update 18 - Coronavirus: A new resilient normal
May newsletter is now out!
Update 17 - Coronavirus: Looking back and forward
Update 16 - Coronavirus: an alternative future (a viewpoint)
Update 15 - Coronavirus: the after-effects of pandemics
April newsletter is now out!
Update 14 - Coronavirus: useful guides for business
The US warns that terrorist attacks have not gone away
Update 13 – Coronavirus: leadership of a crisis
Update 12 - Coronavirus: advice from police and fire services
Are you ready for home working?
Update 11 – The Coronavirus: the macro and the micro
Update 10 – The Coronavirus: willing and able
Update 9 – The Coronavirus outbreak: insurance considerations
Latest news from the police
Flybe is no more
Update 8 – The Coronavirus outbreak: the value of communities
Update 7 - The Coronavirus outbreak: fear, risk and response
March newsletter is now out!
Flooding brings a mental health cost
Guide to Emotional Resilience
Update 6 - The Coronavirus outbreak: guidance to business from PHE
Update 5 – The Coronavirus outbreak: is a pandemic getting closer?
Another type of corona
Update 4 - The Coronavirus outbreak: UK planning assumptions
Climate change and adaptive measures
Update 3 - The Coronavirus outbreak
Launch of the Property Flood Resilience Code
Lessons learnt: improving resilience in the utilities sector
Dealing with terrorist incidents
February newsletter is out now!
Update 2 - The Coronavirus outbreak
The Coronavirus outbreak - Lessons from SARS/MERS for business
The outbreak of the Coronavirus (designated WN-CoV or 2019-nCoV) originating in China is viewed in the UK as a high-consequence infectious disease and a 'moderate' health risk. It is being carefully monitored by the World Health Organization (WHO) which has now declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. (See Useful References below.)
A time to review threat levels - a think-piece by Resilience First
Major incidents: the unique challenges to emotional resilience
Resilience and deterrence
Travelex - Learning the lessons
Update 1 - The Coronavirus outbreak
Flood Action Week, 20 - 26 January 2020
Are we facing another SARS-like epidemic?
Resilience will pervade the 2020s
Emotional resilience (2)
'Our house is burning'
The Queen's Speech 2019
Police offer free counter terrorism training
Report on Earth Ex III 2019
December/January newsletter is now out!
Another terrorist incident at London Bridge
Resilience First's election manifesto
Healthy and resilient communities - a flu campaign
Counter-Terrorism Preparedness Network
Pool Re launches latest terrorism update and Solutions product
Martyn's Law: A protect duty for public venues
NCSC launches its 2019 annual report
Floods: 2007 and 2019
Terrorism threat level is reduced to 'Substantial'
November newsletter now out!
The November edition of the Resilience First newsletter, with the theme of 'Learning Lessons', includes features on:
What makes terrorist organisations resilient?
Cold comfort in power loss
Keeping Safe - Grab the bag
Agility within Airport Business Communities
Power Outage on 9 Aug 2019 - Impact on Essential Services
Resiliency, Redundancy and Brexit
October newsletter now out!
Lessons from a crisis
Airports – the new centre of attention
With the collapse of Monarch in 2017 and now the demise of Thomas Cook, the travel industry – and particularly airports – is facing unprecedented pressures. The return of around 150,000 passengers to the UK, known as Operation Matterhorn, is the largest repatriation since WW2. This will place strains on airlines and airports alike: both need to demonstrate resilience.
National Infrastructure Commission's Resilience Scoping Study Report
Making communities resilient
September newsletter out now!
The Japanese experience
Power down, power up
Beyond risk management: developing alertness, resilience and adaptability
August newsletter out now!
Adapting to survival is taking off
Top CSOs reount their experiences
July newsletter out now!
London Climate Action Week, 1-8 July
Showing leadership in the resilience of airports and airfields
June newsletter out now!
City resilience – a new British Standard/Guide
Trust is a vital component of resilience
Making our airports and airfields resilient
Watch the video - Resilience, risk and reward: what businesses think
Flooding - Learning the Lessons
Resilience First gains Cyber Essentials status
May newsletter out now!
April newsletter out now!
Enhancing resilience in Fitzrovia through local plans
Building the future: three ways Intel looks at resilience
Supply chain resilience: event report
March newsletter out now!
Pandemic - it hasn't gone away
February newsletter out now!
Setting the resilience standard
Is the Prime Minister the definition of resilience?
Resilience Shift confirmed as founding champion
What kids can teach us about resilience
Positive decision making
Do you hear what I hear?
December's newsletter out now!
The importance of planning
"We are much more effective together"
The ‘prepared mind’ at a time of crisis
Appointment of Chief Resilience Officer for London
Four key steps to be flooding ready
Keeping our feet dry: resilient to Hurricane Michael
Fitzrovia pilot project update
Newsletter out now!
Causes, consequences and people
Resilience First welcomes Budget measures to help the high street
Learning from nature: lessons for resilience
Critical Conversations with IFSEC
Newsletter out now!
Community resilience: a new social contract?
Are we ready if the lights go out?
Keeping the lights on: resilience in the electrical supply
Newsletter out now!
Cyber Resilience starts with objective insights
Resilience in action: Fitzrovia
Newsletter out now!
Newsletter out now!
Buddy, can you spare a dime? Where are the investors in the resilience of South East infrastructure?
The Indepen Forum on 10 July 2018 will cover issues of resilience in the infrastructure of the south east of England and the role investors can play.
CT Summer Security
Staff at the UK’s biggest summer events are to be trained in how to react in the event of a terrorist incident as part of Counter Terrorism Policing’s second annual ‘Summer Security’ campaign.
The Global Village – London’s community resilience and lessons from elsewhere
Marshall McLuhan coined the term “the Global Village” over half a century ago. The inference was that everywhere had become our neighbourhood. Through media coverage of other countries we know something of what it is like to be threatened by ISIS, to suffer extreme weather or to be exposed to fallout from a nuclear accident. In effect, what happens “over there” doesn’t stay over there. We cannot insulate ourselves from the dynamics that affect resilience elsewhere in the world.