This content was originally published on The Resilience Shift website. The Resilience Shift, a 5-year programme supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and hosted by Arup, transitioned at the end of 2021 to become Resilience Rising. You can read more about The Resilience Shift’s journey and the transition to Resilience Rising here.

A new global non-profit consortium called Resilience Rising is launching to bring systemic change through collaboration to secure a more resilient and prosperous future for all.

Resilience Rising has been created by the leadership team behind The Resilience Shift, the initiative created by Arup and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and will be the parent company for The Resilience Shift from 2022 onwards. The Resilience Shift continues as a pillar of the consortium, bringing forward ground-breaking research and innovation.

Resilience Rising has received foundation funding from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation whose CEO, Richard Clegg said, “Lloyd’s Register Foundation are very proud to have created The Resilience Shift with Arup and funded its programme over the past 5 years.  I am delighted to witness its impact upon infrastructure, engineering and climate change adaptation.  The work of Resilience Rising will be pivotal in the next decade to deliver a safe, resilient and sustainable future for all.”

At launch, the consortium members include The Resilience Shift, Resilience First, International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), and Navigating a Changing Climate (NavClimate).

Resilience Rising will address the challenges that are currently standing in the way from ushering in the big, transformative, and systemic change we need. By breaking down silos, we harness the capacity for humans to collectively address major societal challenges by incorporating resilience in our networks and systems.

In the next few years, more funding than ever before will be granted by philanthropic organizations to address resilience and climate change adaptation. New organizations will spring up that do not have the capabilities and scale to leverage this investment at pace, risking fragmentation of funding, limited coordination and impact, or, leading to underperforming impact due to limited collaboration. Existing organizations are often so small that they never reach scale and lack the ability to invest in the resources that will drive scale.

We need a revolutionary approach to perpetuate continual change, reinvent the current funding paradigm, and unite organizations within a common orbit to drive change.

The world is dealing with increasingly complex and interconnected challenges that no one can solve on their own.  Bringing together multiple communities of practice under a shared purpose will reorient how we think about and influence change. By empowering leaders, providing expertise, and accelerating innovation, we will drive systemic change with a proven solution – resilience.

Resilience Shift, CEO, Seth Schultz, will become CEO of the new consortium. He said, “At a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty across the fragile systems that underpin our society, and a time of increasing funding for new solutions, we are re-imagining radical collaboration to bring about a global step change”.

“We will connect with and transform key communities of practice that are essential to swiftly ensure that resilience is understood and put into practice globally.  Our focus is to bring together organizations and initiatives to deliver a safe, resilient and sustainable future for all.”

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