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WRN Institutional Links & Affiliations

Through our relationships with institutions around the world the Willis Research Network can call on a diverse range of skills in science, risk, finance, mathematics and public policymaking. These relationships help us to keep our work relevant and focused on the risks that matter.

Council for Science & Technology

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Rowan Douglas, WRN Chairman, serves on the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology

Department for International Development

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WRN is a member Expert Group for Disaster Resilience.

GFDRR

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WRN is a collaborative partner of the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction

Global Earthquake Model

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Willis is a founding sponsor of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) - a global collaborative effort with the aim to provide organisations and people with tools and resources for transparent assessment of earthquake risk anywhere in the world

Global Volcano Model

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Willis/WRN is a partner of the Global Volcano Model, a growing international network that aims to create a sustainable, accessible information platform on volcanic hazard and risk

ICSU

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Karl Jones in a member of the Future Earth transitions team for this global ten year research programme

Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management

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WRN is a member of the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management in Singapore

International Insurance Society

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Willis is a member of the International Insurance Society, the world’s largest and most prestigious industry organization.

National Academy of Sciences

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The NAS and WRN collaborate on the Managing Extreme Events programme

Natural Environment Research Council

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Rowan Douglas, WRN Chairman, serves on the Natural Environment Research Council

OECD

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Willis/WRN participate in the OECD High Level Risks Forum

The World Bank

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Rowan Douglas, WRN Chairman, serves on the World Bank's Advisory Group on Disaster Resilience

UNEP Finance Initiative

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Willis/WRN is a member of UNEP FI Insurance Commission, a unique global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the global financial sector

United National International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

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WRN is a member of the UNISDR Private Sector Advisory Group

Willis Hurricane Response Center

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Willis has a dedicated Hurricane Research Center, using contributions from the Willis Research Network, to provide in-time updates on related events

World Meteorological Organisation

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WRN is a member of the Expert Advisory Group on Financial Risk Management

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.

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  • 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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