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In an environmental context: the ability of an ecosystem to maintain its normal patterns of nutrient cycling and biomass production after being subjected to damage caused by an ecological disturbance.

In a D&I context: the ability of workforces and organisations to weather D&I dispruptions such as racial traumas and other inter-personal or social crises.

In a governance context: the capability to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant multi-hazard threats with minimum damage to social well-being, the economy, and the environment. (EPA)

In a business context: the capability of an organisation to continue the delivery of products or services at pre-defined acceptable levels following a disruptive incident.

Organisational resilience relates to sustainability and involves adapting to the constantly changing business environment.


Newcastle University Website
MIT Sloan - Building Resilience in Diversity and Inclusion Programs
McKinsey & Company Business Resilience articles