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Turbulence

A Corporate Perspective on Collaborating for Resilience

Edited by Roland Kupers

Edited by Roland Kupers

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

176 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 | © 2014
Cloth $24.95 ISBN: 9789089647122 Published August 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
PDF $15.99 ISBN: 9789048524358 Will Publish May 2014
ePub $15.99 ISBN: 9789048524365 Published May 2014
The ever tighter linking of our food, water, and energy systems in the context of a changing climate is leading to increasing turbulence in the world. As a consequence, it becomes ever more crucial to develop cities, regions, and economies with resilience in mind. Because of multinational corporations’ global reach, substantial resources, and information-driven leadership structures, these entities can play a major, constructive role in improving our understanding and design of resilient systems.
 
This volume is the product of the Resilience Action Initiative, a collaboration among Dow, DuPont, IBM, McKinsey, Shell, Siemens, Swiss Re, Unilever, and Yara designed to explore possible corporate contributions to global resilience, especially at the nexus of water, food, and energy. Aggressively forward-thinking and consistent with an enlightened self-interest, the ideas considered here represent a corporate perspective on the broad collaborations required for a more resilient world.
Contents
Editor’s foreword
Roland Kupers
 
Preface
Peter Voser
 
Turbulence—by way of an introduction
Michel Liès
 
Part I  Introduction to RAI
 
1. The Resilience action initiative: An introduction
Maike Böggermann and Norbert Both
Understanding the ‘stress nexus’
The Resilience Action Initiative
Definition of resilience
The RAI approach
Knowledge projects
The challenges of resilience in practice
Broader sharing and dialogue
Collaboration and leadership
 
Part II  The resilience lens
 
2. A pragmatic frame to explore resilience
Marco Albani and Roland Kupers
A diagnostic frame
Beyond a diagnostic frame
      The boundary conundrum
      The difficult relationship between efficiency and resilience
      Dealing with multiple scales
      Making system assumptions explicit
Open questions and dilemmas
 
3. A resilience lens for enterprise risk management
David N. Bresch, Jaap Berghuijs, Rainer Egloff and Roland Kupers
Enriching corporate risk management
Structural resilience
Integrative resilience
Transformative resilience
 
4. Multi-sector collaboration for resilience
Mark Smith
Change for resilience
Collaboration for systemic change
Applying collaboration to resilience
Conclusion: A collaborative agenda for resilience
 
5. Building resilience through teamwork: Seven tips to make it work
Marco Albani and Kimberly Henderson
 
Part III  Resilience in action
 
6. The case for green infrastructure
Neil C. Hawkins and Glenn Prickett
Introduction and objective
Green infrastructure: Concept and definition
Green infrastructure: Solution examples
Identifying areas of opportunity
Key conclusions
Moving forward
 
7. Nexus! Resilience in a pressure cooker
Herman van der Meyden
The game development process
The game mechanics
Simulating aspects of resilience
Insights from a year of Nexus! sessions
 
8. Getting to resilience from the bottom-up
Thekla Teunis
Fading boundaries and stronger horizontal and local networks
Initial results
Main lessons
Barriers for breakthrough bottom-up innovation
Business value
 
9. Corporations and Resilience
Simone Arizzi, Maximilian Egger, Dawn Rittenhouse and Peter Williams
The Resilience Action Initiative
Conclusion
 
Epilogue
Brian Walker
 
Appendix
Author biographies
Bibliography
Index
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