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From Risk to Reward: The Business Imperative to Finance Climate Adaptation and Resilience

From Risk to Reward is a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that lays out the investment thesis for the private sector to finance climate adaptation and resilience. BCG’s analysis aims to inform industry-wide actions at this critical time. This report details the adaptation and resilience business case, laying out three key opportunities for the private sector to secure value and identifying the specific entry points for finance. This report is part of BCG’s contribution to the PREPARE Call to Action to the Private Sector.

The Investment Case for a Resilient Future

Financial institutions can effectively reduce exposure to shocks by operationalising and integrating resilience into their investment decisions. This brief highlights the importance of resilience for financial institutions, provides a guide for integrating this definition of resilience, key asks and actions, as well as examples of best practice.

Resilience Evidence Forum 2023 Synthesis Report

The report captures the key messages that emerged from the Forum, based on the latest evidence and methodological advancements across different scales of analysis, as well as different cross-cutting themes.

Shaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19

In an article in the journal Nature Sustainability, Johan Rockström and an international research team looked at which role resilience could play in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. To get a better understanding of resilience, firstly, Rockström and his co-authors looked at the definition of resilience: Instead of ‘bouncing back’ from a shock, they define resilience as having the capacity to live and develop with change and uncertainty, and present five key attributes that underpin this definition.

Ocean Sand: Putting sand on the ocean sustainability agenda

Sand is a fundamental feature of modern society. It is the second most used natural resource in the world, second only to water, and the single most mined material. In the ocean, sand forms the literals and figurative foundations upon which the future of coastal communities, biodiversity, and multi-billion-dollar industries rest.

Practical Action for Adressing Loss and Damage

The report is a synthesis of different views and analyses of practical action for addressing climate loss and damage. It considers mobilising and innovative finance, assessing needs and delivering actions.

COP27 Resilience Hub Synthesis Report

The report synthesises the main messages from the COP27 Resilience Hub and aims to help set the direction for future action towards COP28 and beyond.

Indicator-based tools for assessing ocean risks and vulnerabilities

The future of the ocean economy depends on our ability to navigate, mitigate and adapt to climate change and other environmental and socioeconomic shocks and their interlinked impacts. This brief provides an overview of existing indicator-based tools to assess ocean risks and vulnerabilities based on a systematic review of peer-reviewed articles and grey literature.

Insights for food systems transformation from southern Africa: Outcomes of the Southern African Resilience Academy

This insights brief presents key themes and recommendations that emerged from the SARA activities and discussions that were convened over the course of 2021 in order to explore ways of addressing barriers and unlocking key actions to transform food systems in southern Africa.

Insights for food systems transformation from southern Africa: Overview of southern African context

Transformation is needed to move southern Africa’s current food system into a space that is responsive to future uncertainties, climate-resilient, as well as environmentally and socially sustainable. Research plays an integral role in this shift. This report contextualises the actions of the Southern African Resilience Academy (SARA) in 2021, a year covering many pivotal events towards food systems transformation.