Resilience First

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: Set up in 2018, Resilience First is a not-for-profit organisation, led and funded by business. It provides the ways and means to harness the collective will of its members to drive resilience at scale, in a world facing deep uncertainties and complex interdependencies. Resilience First does this by enabling businesses to collaborate, share, and co-create resilience and sustainable best practice globally for mutual benefit and that of society.

Benefits: Resilience First’s network includes over 600 corporates in the private sector, spanning across  financial, construction, property, manufacturing, technology, leisure and professional services. Membership of Resilience First allows businesses to raise their profile and know-how, build key business relationships, shape future frameworks, learn from and collaborate with the network,  develop new contacts, share thought leadership and gain access to the latest best practice guidelines, and enhance their risk management strategies. Champion members include Atkins, Barclays, Facebook, Intel, Tesco, Thames Water, WSP and UK Power Networks. Full list here.

Geographic coverage: Europe: UK with plans to expand internationally.

Case studies: TBC

Suitable for: Businesses and financial institutions.

How to join: Open to any business with 2-levels of membership – Champion & Network Member. Champions sit on strategic groups, access Champion-level events and hosting opportunities. Network Members gain access to information, tools and services to advance resilient value chains. Joiners must complete a survey on their climate risk readiness & choose ⅗ resilience pledges. Three year minimum membership recommended.


Contact Name / Email: Beena Chester /