3 October 2022 – Resilience Rising and Lloyd’s Register Foundation are collaborating on a new cornerstone programme that will harness the World Risk Poll’s data and insights collected from over 125,000 people in 121 countries to improve the global understanding of risk, resilience, and decision-making.

The world faces unprecedented levels of uncertainty and risk. How we perceive risk and uncertainty impacts decision-making and resource allocation. Key decision makers across essential communities of practice from business to engineering are at the forefront of addressing these challenges but oftentimes they lack credible intelligence on risks that would allow them to assess and deliver targeted interventions and investments.

Together, and with other strategic partners and experts, Resilience Rising and Lloyd’s Register Foundation will identify knowledge and data gaps in order to leverage the World Risk Poll’s data sets. These include a variety of indicators related to risk and resilience at the individual, family, community and society levels. The programme will develop new insights and applications relevant to resilience across six essential communities of practice, including businesses, policymakers, and infrastructure owners, and will also help to shape future iterations of the Poll to unlock insights on perceptions of risk and resilience over time.

The forthcoming collaboration between Resilience Rising and Lloyd’s Register Foundation will be developed through the Resilience Rising Institute, a platform that will deliver innovative, cross-community research, methods, models, and practices that push resilience efforts further and faster, creating new solutions to the most pressing challenges. 

Resilience is fundamental for both individuals and societies to understand and support as our world continues to become more interconnected, volatile, and uncertain. The rich data from the World Risk Poll and our partnership with Lloyd’s Register Foundation will enhance Resilience Rising’s understanding of risk and help identify the most pressing areas where new solutions, practices, and insights must arise to build a more resilient future.

About Resilience Rising

Resilience Rising is a global consortium working together to accelerate a safe, resilient, and sustainable future for all. The world is dealing with increasingly complex and interconnected challenges that no one sector can solve. We convene essential communities ­­of practice, from businesses and policymakers to engineers and infrastructure owners and operators, to harness the power of collaboration, spur systemic and inclusive change, and tackle some of society’s most pressing problems with a proven, cross-cutting solution – resilience.

About Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is an independent global safety charity that supports research, innovation, and education to make the world a safer place. Its mission is to use the best evidence and insight, such as the World Risk Poll, to help the global community focus on tackling the world’s most pressing safety and risk challenges.

For more information about Lloyd’s Register Foundation, visit lrfoundation.org.uk.

About the World Risk Poll

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll is the first global study of worry about, and harm from, risks to people’s safety. The latest, second edition of the Poll is based on around 125,000 interviews conducted by Gallup in 121 countries during 2021. This is down from 142 countries in the inaugural 2019 Poll due to Covid-19 related restrictions. However, numbers are expected to rise again for the planned 2023 and 2025 Polls. The data includes places where little or no official data on safety and risk exists, and so constitutes a unique resource for defining the nature and scale of safety challenges across the world, as reported first-hand by those who experience them. This intelligence can and should be used by governments, regulators, businesses, NGOs and international bodies to inform and target policies and interventions that make people safer, working in partnership with and empowering communities.

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