LONDON, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — HSBC, Intel, Arup, and Tesco are among the many international companies backing the launch of a brand new enterprise community created to assist corporations, cities, and governments confront rising international financial and environmental shocks.
Greater than 600 companies, with annual revenues of greater than $3 trillion and using greater than 10 million individuals throughout 150 nations, underpin the collaboration of assume tank The Resilience Shift and Resilience First, the world’s largest resilience enterprise community.
The brand new community brings collectively disparate industries – from finance, to retail, expertise, engineering and the constructed surroundings – to assist governments and companies promote financial restoration and form post-pandemic stimulus that builds resilience and accelerates international decarbonisation efforts.
The spectrum of companies concerned ranges from Perkins & Will (Dar Group) to WSP, NBC Common Worldwide, and Lloyds Register Basis.
The brand new community will give attention to serving to create circumstances for post-COVID financial restoration and the drive to net-zero emissions, in addition to supporting the Roadmap to COP and UN Decade of Motion.
It is going to additionally focus on wider resilience points, together with the complicated interdependencies of worldwide commerce, resilience of provide chains, and cyber safety.
Nigel Topping, lately appointed by the UK Authorities because the Excessive Stage Local weather Motion Champion for the COP26 UN local weather talks, stated he was delighted so many companies had “answered the decision” and that this new platform would assist companies to decarbonise, and construct their very own resilience and that of their trade.
Jo da Silva, World Sustainable Growth Chief at Arup, stated: “Over the past yr, the significance of resilience has been made starkly clear; from companies enabling us all to adapt to on-line work or adapting to on-line product and companies, via to healthcare companies responding to the large enhance in intensive care instances, and even power and transport networks working on a skeleton employees.
“This potential to adapt to and recuperate from disaster or change will solely grow to be extra essential as we navigate the implications of local weather change, digital transformation, a rising inhabitants and fewer sources over the following 20 years.”
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The next can be found for interview
- UK-based (GMT): Simon Collins, Chair of Resilience First and former chair of KPMG
- US-based (EST): Seth Schultz, Govt Director of The Resilience Shift
ABOUT THE ORGANISATIONS:
About The Resilience Shift
The Resilience Shift, supported by Lloyd’s Register Basis and Arup, has constructed a world group of curiosity from its roots in offering new collaborations, data, instruments and approaches to make sure a transformative method to the resilience of essential infrastructure.
About Resilience First
Resilience First is a extremely revered business-oriented membership organisation, supported by blue-chip Champions and key stakeholders in a cross-section of trade sectors, with a mission to advance resilience greatest follow throughout city enterprise communities.
SOURCE The Resilience Shift; Resilience First