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Why Insurers and the Private Sector are Heading to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Feb 26, 2015

In three weeks’ time, several thousand participants, from UN Member States to global corporations and science leaders, will gather in Sendai, Japan, for the third decennial United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risks Reduction to adopt a new global agreement on reducing disaster risk....read more ›


Insurance offers new hope to Africa in fight against drought and natural disasters

Feb 13, 2015

A programme run by the African Union and backed by Willis hopes to provide member states with immediate aid following catastrophes...read more ›


Howard Kunreuther receives the 2015 Shin Research Excellence Award

Feb 05, 2015

Howard Kunreuther, Professor and co-director of the Wharton Risk Management Center, University of Pennsylvania has received the 2015 Shin Research Excellence Award from the Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS)....read more ›


Willis Storm Response Center

Jan 28, 2015

Visit the Willis Storm Response Center for updates and advisories related to the US Northeast blizzard...read more ›


Preparing coastal cities for rising sea levels

Jan 12, 2015

With 13% of the world’s urban population living in low elevation coastal zones, rising sea levels will demand far greater resilience to flooding and severe weather in the near future....read more ›


Integrating Resilience into our Cities

Jan 12, 2015

Growing urbanization equates to a growing exposure to hazards. To mitigate the risks we not only need to build better but also to build smarter. Smart capital, well-applied technology and forward-thinking policies are essential....read more ›


TRIA: Epic Fail

Dec 19, 2014

Congress’ failure to authorize an extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, (TRIPRA) has the potential to create serious disruption for many businesses who depend on the backstop for property, liability, workers compensation and captive insurance programs.Willis is actively working with clients and carriers to determine alternative options in what is currently a very fluid environment....read more ›


Wharton’s Erwann Michel-Kerjan receives the prestigious Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize

Dec 07, 2014

Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan, PPI Faculty Affiliate and ED of the Wharton Risk Center, was awarded the 2014 Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in London last week. The award recognizes his work on Evaluating Flood Resilience Strategies for Coastal Megacities...read more ›


Willis Re Unveils First Japan Tsunami Model

Dec 02, 2014

New Model to Advance Knowledge of Catastrophic But Largely Un-Modelled Peril...read more ›


Including the Private Sector in Disaster Risk Management

Nov 10, 2014

One of the great learnings of the last nine years of implementing the world’s first comprehensive agreement on disaster risk reduction, the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), is how vital it is to include the private sector in disaster risk management....read more ›


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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.

Latest News

Why Insurers and the Private Sector are Heading to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Feb 26, 2015 | read more ›

Howard Kunreuther receives the 2015 Shin Research Excellence Award
Feb 05, 2015 | read more ›

Willis Storm Response Center
Jan 28, 2015 | read more ›

Preparing coastal cities for rising sea levels
Jan 12, 2015 | read more ›

Integrating Resilience into our Cities
Jan 12, 2015 | read more ›

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