Resilience First urges global CEOs to commit to climate action in 2022

Resilience First is calling for 22 global CEOS to commit to climate resilience in 2022, as part of the UNFCCC Race to Resilience global campaign, the sibling campaign of Race to Zero. Building business resilience is crucial, it said, to prevent loss of critical services as a result of climate hazards.

Through a partnership of initiatives, the campaign will focus on helping frontline communities build resilience and adapt to impacts of climate change.

Championing urban business resilience will enable the private sector to continue providing critical services in the face of climate hazards, such as utilities, transport, communications, retail and banking, as well as direct employment, while protecting communities in their value chains.

Through engaging their member organisations in Race to Resilience, Resilience First aims to improve urban business communities’ resilience and highlight the urgent need for businesses to tackle climate-related challenges in a proactive and measurable way, whilst gaining from their strategic innovative thinking and insights at the same time.

Simon Collins (pictured), chairman of Resilience First, said: “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.”

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