EY enters into collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities, The Rockefeller Foundation’s global commitment to tackling urban challenges

London, 10 June 2016

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EY has entered a strategic five-year commitment to support The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) initiative. Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, 100RC is a global collaboration of some of the world’s largest organizations. These organizations provide financial and logistical guidance, strategic advice to develop and implement solutions and share leading practices and lessons learned to the 100RC network of cities.

As part of the initiative, EY firms will provide advisory and other services to member cities across a range of projects including smart transport, asset information, digital, job creation, inclusive growth and emergency management. They will help cities assess their risks and opportunities and position city governing bodies to manage related projects and strategies.

Bill Banks, EY Global Infrastructure Leader, says:

“We have long admired the purpose, ambition and scale of the 100 Resilient Cities organization. Being a part of this collaboration positions EY firms to provide member cities across the world access to our global network of advisors who bring a wealth of experience supporting urban planning and management. While infrastructure is a part of this equation, we will also be involved in drafting recommendations to address many of the environmental and societal challenges facing cities of the 21st century, like health care, economic development, education and job creation. The cooperation is a unique way of looking at how we make our cities smarter and much more sustainable.”

The 100RC platform is comprised of organizations across the private, public, academic and non-profit sectors, which then work with the member cities. Organizations aligned to 100RC are dedicated to providing these cities with recommendations that integrate big data, analytics, technology, resilience land use planning, infrastructure design, and new financing and insuring products among others.

Liz Yee, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Solutions at 100 Resilient Cities, says:

“EY is a global leader and we are proud to have them as a member of the 100 Resilient Cities platform. Their experience in providing key transaction advisory services will help guide members of the 100RC network as they develop and implement resilience strategies to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing cities due to globalization, urbanization and climate change.”

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About 100 Resilient Cities

100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each city who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges. 100RC currently has 100 member cities.