No matter where you operate or what you do, every business has a critical role to play in the race to build a healthier, safer, more resilient world. We can win the Race to Resilience, if we act now.

Nigel Topping, High Level Champion for Climate Action, COP26

About the Race to Resilience

Resilience First is proud to be a partner initiative for the UNFCCC’s Race to Resilience global campaign, the sibling campaign of Race to Zero. 

R2RThe High-Level Climate Champions Race to Resilience was launched at the Climate Adaptation Summit on 25 January by The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, COP26 President, after an opening statement from Ban Ki-moon, the 8th UN Secretary General.

The campaign sets out to catalyse a step change in global ambition for climate resilience, putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world where we don’t just survive climate shocks and stresses but thrive in spite of them. Through a partnership of initiatives, the campaign will focus on helping frontline communities to build resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, flooding and sea-level rise.

In a complex and interconnected world, Resilience First’s Race to Resilience partner initiative offers businesses the opportunity to become recognised leading players in contributing to a better, safer world – and protecting their future prosperity through minimising risk to:

  • Drive innovation and growth;
  • Enhance efficiency and productivity;
  • Safeguard supply chains; and
  • Remain alert to the ethical choices that are increasingly being made by their customers, investors, and future talent.

With many future impacts now locked in, climate resilience and sound business sense go hand in hand – and the time to act is right now.

Resilience First members come from over 600 corporates operating in over 150 countries. We want to galvanise our business community to take action and join a race we have to win – together.


Committing to Climate Action

As a Partner Initiative to the Race to Resilience campaign, Resilience First is calling for 22 global CEOs to join our campaign and pledge climate action on behalf of their organisations in 2022.

These pledges will commit your business to creating climate-resilient solutions and sharing knowledge on climate adaptation. Businesses will appoint a climate advocate, set quantitative targets for 2030, and track and report progress on an annual basis, among other commitments.

Urban business resilience is an urgent issue and businesses must be included in efforts to tackle climate-related challenges. Building resilience will enable your business and its people to continue to flourish in an uncertain context, while stepping up to protect the world’s most vulnerable communities.


Join us today

Commit to climate action and make your business more resilient. Get involved in our Race to Resilience today. Pledge here.

Not a member? Read about the benefits and join our growing community.


Engineering Action

Are you an engineer, or representing an engineering or infrastructure firm? Join ICSI’s Race to Resilience campaign, focused on advancing climate resilience in the engineering community.

The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) is the world’s largest engineering coalition, hosted and co-founded by our strategic partner, The Resilience Shift, and has also been accepted as a partner initiative for the UNFCCC Race to Resilience campaign.


In partnership with


In these challenging and fast-changing times, Chartered Accountants have a key role to play and make a real difference in supporting and building resilient businesses for the future. Chartered Accountants Worldwide are delighted to partner with Resilience First and to combine our forces, bringing our network of over 750,000 Chartered Accountants from around the world, in the #RaceToResilience.

Ruth Hidalgo, Director of CAW