...in thinking

Resilience Engineered

Three films to demystify resilience, funded by The Resilience Shift, developed in collaboration with the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Summary for Urban Policymakers

A summary for urban policymakers, presenting the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments in targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale.

Resilient Leadership

Real-time learning from the Covid crisis was captured over 16 weeks of interviews with senior leaders, providing insights into what makes resilient leadership, and how to lead for resilience.

...in practice

Infrastructure Pathways

A resource for practitioners in search of clear, easy-to-navigate guidance on climate-resilient infrastructure, compiled from hundreds of leading resources, and organized by lifecycle phase.


Diagram of a working port


A multi-stakeholder, whole-systems approach is needed for ports to become low carbon resilient gateways to growth, as a meeting point of critical infrastructure systems, cities and services.


Resilience Realized

The Resilience Realized Awards recognise projects around the world at the cutting edge of resilience.

City Water Resilience Approach

CWI Wheel diagram


Download the step by step methodology to help cities collaboratively build resilience to local water challenges, mapped with the OurWater online governance tool, as used by cities around the world.

Joining forces to drive global resilience best practice

Talking Resilience with Seth Schultz

Leading science highlights that the world has less than 10 years to avert the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Climate-related disasters alone have cost the world economy US$650bn over the past three years.

The next few years are critical to the future of our planet and resilience will be central to helping us survive and thrive in the longer term. We need to be able to withstand and adapt to changing conditions and recover positively from shocks and stresses.

Our announcement last week about how we are joining forces with Resilience First is the beginning of many radical shifts that will more appropriately prepare us to meet the challenges of the coming decade.

It is crucial for businesses and the public sector to work together in addressing future uncertainties. The newly combined forces of The Resilience Shift and Resilience First will help governments and businesses promote economic recovery and shape post-pandemic stimulus that builds resilience and accelerates global decarbonisation efforts.

Combining our forces is a route to driving resilience best practice at scale globally, in a world facing deep uncertainties and complex interdependencies.

More than 600 businesses, ranging from HSBC bank, Tesco, Arup, Atkins, WSP, Intel, Perkins&Will, The Crown Estate and NBC Universal International underpin our ground-breaking collaboration. The businesses in this network, with annual revenues of more than $3 trillion, employ more than 10 million staff, and have a presence in more than 150 countries, value and invest in resilience.

This strategic partnership comes at a critical juncture for businesses, cities, and governments to effectively respond to sudden shocks, such as the COVID-19 global pandemic. While the world is still reeling from the pandemic and governments look to jumpstart global economies, prioritising and ensuring a resilient future is more important now than ever.

Together our aim is:

  • To ensure resilience is on the agenda of every organisation;
  • To support the shift to transformational change;
  • To enshrine resilience in everyday thinking and practice.

Our new global platform will be a catalyst for creating a safe, resilient, and sustainable future for all. We invite organisations to join us in our mission for a more resilient world. More.

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