The business community cannot afford to ignore the pressing need for climate action. The Resilience First Race to Resilience campaign will encourage businesses to acknowledge their responsibility to step up, to promote a climate-resilience agenda, and to set an example for the private sector that champions people and planet, alongside profit.

Simon Collins, Chair, Resilience First

Join our Race to Resilience Partner Initiative and help drive a business-led approach to climate resilience and protect the world's most vulnerable communities

 

How your business benefits

Resilience First’s Race to Resilience Campaign provides you with a framework to advance your business’s climate resilience, comply with regulatory requirements, and deliver on your ESG commitments, joining with the UNFCCC to create a more resilient and equitable world for all. Enter the race now to:

PROTECT your business
ENGAGE your stakeholders
LEARN from experts and from collaboration
JOIN the biggest global movement to tackle the impacts of climate change
BE RECOGNISED as a climate leader

 

Your involvement can make the difference – on a global scale   

Communities gain from resilient businesses. A community’s resilience is enhanced when local businesses can keep running in R2Remergencies, providing continued support, activity, and access to critical services, such as utilities, transport, communications, retail and banking, and direct employment. A breakdown in supply frequently leads to additional devastating and stressful consequences for local communities.

Building greater business resilience to climate change creates a virtuous circle: minimised risk enables investment in innovation and growth, in turn benefitting and strengthening local communities, which in turn further drives business resilience, innovation, and growth.

 

Who can join?

We warmly welcome global businesses from across industry sectors, providing critical services at all levels of the value chain. From banks to legal advice, to energy and transport providers, food and drink producers to suppliers and retailers, to architects, housing and the built environment.

 

Your pledges

Businesses within our network can join the Race to Resilience Campaign through committing to pledges ‘1’ and ‘2’, and selecting from two others:

  1. Use a Resilience Self-Assessment Tool, allowing businesses to measure their resilience and track resilience improvements.
  2. Appoint a ‘climate advocate’ and/or ‘resilience advocate’ within their organisation who will champion resilience and sustainability standards and initiatives internally and/or demonstrate their commitments to one or more of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals as well as share their good work across the network.
  3. Sponsor and support a SME in the same sector who is headquartered in the Global South to join the network. 
  4. Co-create innovative climate resilient solutions. (Open to Champions only.)
  5. Proactively share resilience best practice within the network through contributing to our Resilience Knowledge Hub (library of resources) and Thought Leadership articles in our network’s monthly newsletter, attending at least three webinars/events annually and speaking at our selected webinars and events.
  6. Commit to the campaign for at least 3 years to enable positive adaptation to happen.

Your commitment to these pledges can create tangible and far-reaching positive impacts for frontline communities and for your business – and ensure that you are recognised as a forward-thinking leader in resilience and climate action.

 

In addition to the pledges, our Race to Resilience members report their results in our annual resilience survey, including questions around the following key areas relevant to the Race to Resilience:

  • Climate risks to business operations
  • Critical dependencies on supply chains and infrastructure systems
  • Action planning to enhance resilience, including set targets
  • Direct and indirect engagement with SMEs and local communities, particularly in the Global South

 

The Race to Resilience toolkit 

Pledge to join the Race to Resilience and we’ll send you our toolkit to publicise your involvement in this essential campaign and demonstrate your commitment to action on the impacts of climate change.
 

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How you can join

Take part in the race we have to win – together. Please contact Beena Chester, Head of Business Engagement, for more information at bchester@resiliencefirst.org, or visit our FAQ section for more information. 

 

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