Resilience First Announces New Leadership and Continuing Commitment to Building a Resilient Future

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London, 9 May 2024 – Resilience First, the world's largest business network setting the standard for resilience leadership in the private sector, is pleased to announce that current Resilience First Chair and Board Director, Rick Cudworth, has stepped into the role of Executive Director, with effect from 1st of May. 

New Leadership Principles Set a Guiding Compass for Corporate Climate Resilience Pathways Initiative

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Resilience First, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and Resilience Rising recently launched the Corporate Climate Resilience Pathways (CCRP) initiative, a multi-year effort focused on empowering companies to enhance their resilience, scale up investment in adaptation, and drive systemic transformation toward a sustainable future. Learn more about our groundbreaking set of Principles for Corporate Climate Resilient Leadership, developed with input from over 70 leading climate and corporate stakeholders.

Resilience First, Resilience Rising and C2ES Launch Groundbreaking Climate Leadership Report and Principles for Businesses

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Developed with input from nearly 70 thought leaders, the new report and principles present a bold vision for a resilient economy and are a key milestone of the Corporate Climate Resilience Pathways Initiative.

Climate change poses an urgent threat. As the backbone of the global economy, businesses play a pivotal role in driving forward resilience and mitigating the dire impacts of climate change.

The State of the Nation: Reflections on the UK's resilience with Lord Toby Harris

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On 22 February 2024, Resilience First held a 'Resilience State of our Nation' briefing, reception and private dinner with Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the National Preparedness Commission. The event was co-hosted by PA Consulting and Radisson Collection Hotel, The May Fair. These are our reflections from the evening. 

 

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Bolstering Global Resilience: The Power of Early Warning Systems

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Early warning systems play a crucial role in disaster response, minimising losses and preserving lives. Despite progress made in the past decade, less than 50% of the world's most vulnerable regions have access to such systems. Resilience First's current project aims to analyse data from the World Risk Poll to determine the factors that affect people's confidence in disaster-related information sources and their level of preparedness.

Climate resilience approaches (and budget considerations) for Chief Sustainability Officers

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It’s no coincidence that 2023 – the hottest year on record – was the year adaptation and resilience climbed up further than ever on the global climate agenda. But what does climate resilience mean at company level, and how can Chief Sustainability Officers integrate it into their work?

Bridging the gap between regulation and private sector innovation - Event Roundup

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Regulation and innovation often seem worlds apart, but last month's roundtable discussion highlighted some ways we can bridge this gap. In this article, Control Risks' Partner Jean Devlin outlined some key takeaways, including the need for strategic policy-making, the shared cost of resilience and the influential role of the private sector in regulations. Though challenges may seem daunting, the potential for unlocking competitive advantages through a whole-of-society approach to resilience holds enormous promise.

The National Risk Register; becoming a very British institution?

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Having been published since 2008, the 190-page National Risk Register (NRR) 2023, shares much in common with an older iconic institution, the ‘Shipping Forecast’. Like the Shipping Forecast, it predicts the future, its accuracy varies, it is listened to, or read, by far more people than actually understand it and ignored by millions who don’t even know about it.

From de-risking innovation to boosting adaptation and resilience, COP28 sent a clear message to risk managers

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Decarbonising the world economy is both possible and necessary, and we should approach 2024 with renewed energy about our role as enablers. Explore this insightful take on COP28 by Amy Barnes, Head of Climate and Sustainability Strategy at Marsh.

Climate Resilience Pathways: Highlights from our COP28 Implementation Lab on Enabling Private Finance for Adaptation

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Our COP28 Roundtable on Enabling Private Finance for Adaptation convened senior stakeholders from across sectors to explore the case for resilience investment, current challenges that widen the financing gap, and real-world innovative solutions that have already demonstrated remarkable success in accelerating adaptation, protecting value chains and sustaining livelihoods. Find out our key takeaways.

2023 Retrospective: Unveiling Overlooked Challenges to Resilience

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Gain insights into unaddressed risks to resilience in 2023 with a thought-provoking article authored by Dr. Chris Needham-Bennett and Garth Banks from Needhams 1834 Ltd. Working from home brought about new IT security challenges and changed the dynamics between employers and employees. Quantifying threats and incorporating them into risk registers remains difficult, prompting us to consider what other hurdles to resilience might be overlooked, such as space weather events or potential wars in Europe.

Resilience Redefined: Navigating Change with the Control Risks Global Resilience Survey

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In the recently unveiled Control Risks Global Resilience Report for 2023, the spotlight is on the evolving landscape of organisational resilience. With data from 640 global business leaders, this report dives deep into shifts in horizon scanning, the spectrum of threats confronting organisations, and the areas they're fortifying to boost their resilience. Find out the key takeaways.

Turning Climate Data into Actionable Insights and Boardroom Language

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As climate change continues to pose significant challenges to society, it's crucial to embrace new technologies to galvanise climate action. John White, Managing Director EMEA at Riskthinking.AI, highlights the role of technology in collecting and analysing climate data to facilitate decision-making, in addition to emphasising the importance of effectively translating climate science into the language of the boardroom.

Building Resilience: Cyber Risk vs. AI Risk

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In today's world, 99% of organisations rely heavily on digital technology, making it essential to have strong digital resilience. This is especially true when it comes to two critical areas: cyber risks and artificial intelligence (AI) risks. Sheá Panayi, Cyber Risk Consultant, and Arunava Banerjee CISM, Cyber Risk Consulting Lead, at Zurich Resilience Solutions, share their expertise on how to enhance resilience.