Welcome to the Willis Research Network (WRN), the world's largest collaboration between public science and the finance sector.

Based in London, led and sponsored by Willis, a global insurance broker, the Willis Research Network was formed in 2006 to integrate science, insurance and resilience at a scale never before envisaged. It has become the world’s largest collaboration between public science and the financial sector with a membership of around fifty leading research institutions. Read more about the Willis Research Network.

Latest News

Wharton’s Erwann Michel-Kerjan receives the prestigious Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize
Dec 07, 2014 | read more ›

Willis Re Unveils First Japan Tsunami Model
Dec 02, 2014 | read more ›

Including the Private Sector in Disaster Risk Management
Nov 10, 2014 | read more ›

Latest Events

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Mar 14, 2015 | read more ›

2014 AGU Fall Meeting
Dec 15, 2014 | read more ›

4th Low Carbon Earth Summit
Sep 21, 2014 | read more ›

Latest Publications

Seasonal Climate Impact Prediction
Nov 10, 2014 | read more ›

Next Generation Research and Innovation Networks
Oct 20, 2014 | read more ›

Data-Driven Business Models: Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data
Sep 30, 2014 | read more ›

About WRN

As economic, social and environmental uncertainties increase, institutions and populations seek greater resilience to support sustainable growth. Science and insurance lay at the heart of understanding, managing and sharing these risks, building more secure futures at local and global scales.

The Willis Research Network (WRN) operates across the full spectrum of risk from natural catastrophe, to legal liability, financial and security issues linked across driving themes: Resilience, Security & Sustainable Growth; Managing Extremes; Insurance & Risk Management and Mastering the Modelled World.

All Members and activities are united by a common aim: improving resilience by integrating first class science into operational and financial decision-making across public and private institutions.


Fast Facts

  • The WRN was formed in September 2006 to support leading academic research into extreme events, with a specific focus on responding to the challenges faced by businesses, insurers and governments
  • The WRN's membership spans the globe, counting more than 50 world-class universities, scientific research organisations and public policy institutions
  • Collectively, our members have published more than 100 papers in leading scientific journals
  • Nearly all of the WRN's research is freely available to the public and can be downloaded on our website

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