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ADAPT for resiliency and ESG performance
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As the impacts of climate change intensify, the challenge of resiliency is coming into sharper focus. Cities, governments and the private sector must build resilient infrastructure that will address design, delivery and outputs in an integrated and coordinated process in the face of threats from climate, pandemic recovery and equity challenges. Increasingly, the integration of resilience along with an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focus is critical to build back better, access funding and create the impacts required.

Mapping the journey to resilient infrastructure is complex and challenging. Developers and operators must fully understand changing environmental pressures, evolving policy landscapes, and analyze the vulnerabilities of their critical assets, before defining objectives and targets for resiliency and ESG performance. This requires benchmarking, deep domain knowledge of assets, process and markets, assessing impacts and taking consideration of policy and corporate strategy, before moving forward into design, development and operational phases.

Wood approaches these challenges through its structured ADAPT for resiliency roadmap process, a key component of our ESG framework, focusing on key actions and project elements that create value and impact. Screening asset resiliency, identifying technologies and solutions, and underpinned by a consistent delivery and value realisation model, it can be applied to single or multiple assets, to a client’s full asset portfolio or across a specific geography or region using an evaluation assessment of opportunities. The ADAPT framework aligns key processes and strategic partners to connect strategy to action, delivering effective projects across the asset lifecycle. With ESG inputs integrated alongside decision-making tools, it enables the roadmaps needed to create a better world.

Navigate the shocks and stresses

climate emergency

Understand vulnerabilities and risks

climate emergency

Enabling a flood resilient future for...

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climate emergency

Bringing the electric vehicle vision...

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The first critical step on the journey to resilient assets is assessing vulnerability and understanding future risks. Do you have the right data to understand your projects and goal alignment? Can you transform that data into actionable intelligence? How will your projects contribute to the lives of the communities they serve? In the Analyze Data phase of ADAPT, Wood’s deep consultancy expertise in climate risk and vulnerability, stakeholder engagement, project financing and prefeasibility, allows clients to understand baseline vulnerabilities and develop robust processes for ongoing assessment and mitigation of risks to future climate impacts.

Deliver resilient assets

climate emergency

Guernsey Waste Transfer Station

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When restoring saltwater became...

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Embedding resilience protects your investments and maximises their benefits throughout the asset lifecycle. In the Asset Protection phase, Wood solutions deliver projects with built in resilience, adaptability, and mitigation to cope with our changing world. From advising on ecosystem restoration to circular economy, smart cities and designing resilient assets, our experts can plan, engineer, deliver and manage projects that perform for the future needs of investors, operators and all those who rely on your services every day, delivering projects that both protect from – and for – climate impacts. Our global experts deliver nature-based protection, circular economy, sustainable transportation, one-water solutions, and resilient power projects that are needed for our clients to create a better world and benefit communities.

The outcome: thriving cities, reliable critical infrastructure, future-ready industry, and cleaner, protected environments.

Transform for a sustainable future

climate emergency

Building Climate-smart Cities

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climate emergency

ResilienceLens

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Reimagine Resiliency

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How do our projects contribute to the sustainability goals of your stakeholders, your organization, and investors? When we talk of sustainable infrastructure, we mean projects that are planned, designed, constructed, operated, and decommissioned to ensure economic, financial, social and environmental resilience over their entire life cycle. Infrastructure must also be sustainable in its construction and operation through its ability to reduce resource usage and impacts, including energy, water and materials. This requires a transformative approach to unlock the value of resiliency: not just setting ESG targets but delivering on them through digital solutions, partnering with complementary organizations, adopting innovative funding models, and embracing intelligent asset management and supply chain management. And our ResilienceLens ™ interactive screening tool helps unlock the resilience dividend and access to finance by measuring resilience value of projects, helping identify requirements and outputs that assets need to ensure adaptation, reliable performance, and co-benefits to communities. Wood also leverages tools such as the Wood/RCN ‘Resilient Infrastructure for Diversion & Equity’ scorecard, DecisionVue and our Sustainability Cloud for net zero/resiliency with Google to enhance our world-class climate resilience and ESG practice delivering financing, impact and projects for our clients.

Your ADAPT journey with Wood

Every organisation has unique needs and is at a different stage on the resiliency journey. The flexibility of the ADAPT framework provides assurance that Wood’s resiliency solutions meet each project’s specific needs, while retaining consistency across your portfolio and through key stages of its development, building into the transformative outcomes that your shareholders, customers and community stakeholders require.

As a first step, we invite you to explore some of our innovative resiliency solutions, project examples and insights, and would welcome the opportunity to talk about ADAPT and our resiliency solutions in more detail.

As the impacts of climate change intensify, the challenge of resiliency is coming into sharper focus. Cities, governments and the private sector must build resilient infrastructure that will address design, delivery and outputs in an integrated and coordinated process in the face of threats from climate, pandemic recovery and equity challenges. Increasingly, the integration of resilience along with an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focus is critical to build back better, access funding and create the impacts required.

Mapping the journey to resilient infrastructure is complex and challenging. Developers and operators must fully understand changing environmental pressures, evolving policy landscapes, and analyze the vulnerabilities of their critical assets, before defining objectives and targets for resiliency and ESG performance. This requires benchmarking, deep domain knowledge of assets, process and markets, assessing impacts and taking consideration of policy and corporate strategy, before moving forward into design, development and operational phases.

Wood approaches these challenges through its structured ADAPT for resiliency roadmap process, a key component of our ESG framework, focusing on key actions and project elements that create value and impact. Screening asset resiliency, identifying technologies and solutions, and underpinned by a consistent delivery and value realisation model, it can be applied to single or multiple assets, to a client’s full asset portfolio or across a specific geography or region using an evaluation assessment of opportunities. The ADAPT framework aligns key processes and strategic partners to connect strategy to action, delivering effective projects across the asset lifecycle. With ESG inputs integrated alongside decision-making tools, it enables the roadmaps needed to create a better world.

Navigate the shocks and stresses

climate emergency

With growing and increasingly urban populations, the stresses of a warming planet on baseline ecosystems, and the shocks of more extreme climate events, the world is at a turning point. Commitments from governments and business to meet net-zero targets must translate into transformative action, if we are to minimise the rise in global temperatures, but even in best case scenarios the impact of climate change on our cities, industries and most vulnerable communities will grow. Investors are increasingly requiring that projects are planning for climate shocks, vulnerabilities and risks, as well as how they impact society and benefit communities. Wood’s structured ADAPT framework helps you navigate this challenge and deliver resilient assets for all your stakeholders.

Understand vulnerabilities and risks

The first critical step on the journey to resilient assets is assessing vulnerability and understanding future risks. Do you have the right data to understand your projects and goal alignment? Can you transform that data into actionable intelligence? How will your projects contribute to the lives of the communities they serve? In the Analyze Data phase of ADAPT, Wood’s deep consultancy expertise in climate risk and vulnerability, stakeholder engagement, project financing and prefeasibility, allows clients to understand baseline vulnerabilities and develop robust processes for ongoing assessment and mitigation of risks to future climate impacts.

climate emergency

Enabling a flood resilient future for the British Virgin Islands in support of SDGs No. 13, 14 and 15

Read more
climate emergency

Bringing the electric vehicle vision to life in Cambridgeshire

Read more

Deliver resilient assets

Embedding resilience protects your investments and maximises their benefits throughout the asset lifecycle. In the Asset Protection phase, Wood solutions deliver projects with built in resilience, adaptability, and mitigation to cope with our changing world. From advising on ecosystem restoration to circular economy, smart cities and designing resilient assets, our experts can plan, engineer, deliver and manage projects that perform for the future needs of investors, operators and all those who rely on your services every day, delivering projects that both protect from – and for – climate impacts. Our global experts deliver nature-based protection, circular economy, sustainable transportation, one-water solutions, and resilient power projects that are needed for our clients to create a better world and benefit communities.

The outcome: thriving cities, reliable critical infrastructure, future-ready industry, and cleaner, protected environments.

climate emergency

Guernsey Waste Transfer Station

Read more
climate emergency

When restoring saltwater became a marsh reality

Read more

Transform for a sustainable future

How do our projects contribute to the sustainability goals of your stakeholders, your organization, and investors? When we talk of sustainable infrastructure, we mean projects that are planned, designed, constructed, operated, and decommissioned to ensure economic, financial, social and environmental resilience over their entire life cycle. Infrastructure must also be sustainable in its construction and operation through its ability to reduce resource usage and impacts, including energy, water and materials. This requires a transformative approach to unlock the value of resiliency: not just setting ESG targets but delivering on them through digital solutions, partnering with complementary organizations, adopting innovative funding models, and embracing intelligent asset management and supply chain management. And our ResilienceLens ™ interactive screening tool helps unlock the resilience dividend and access to finance by measuring resilience value of projects, helping identify requirements and outputs that assets need to ensure adaptation, reliable performance, and co-benefits to communities. Wood also leverages tools such as the Wood/RCN ‘Resilient Infrastructure for Diversion & Equity’ scorecard, DecisionVue and our Sustainability Cloud for net zero/resiliency with Google to enhance our world-class climate resilience and ESG practice delivering financing, impact and projects for our clients.

climate emergency

Building Climate-smart Cities

Read more
climate emergency

ResilienceLens

Read more
climate emergency

Reimagine Resiliency

Read more

Your ADAPT journey with Wood

Every organisation has unique needs and is at a different stage on the resiliency journey. The flexibility of the ADAPT framework provides assurance that Wood’s resiliency solutions meet each project’s specific needs, while retaining consistency across your portfolio and through key stages of its development, building into the transformative outcomes that your shareholders, customers and community stakeholders require.

As a first step, we invite you to explore some of our innovative resiliency solutions, project examples and insights, and would welcome the opportunity to talk about ADAPT and our resiliency solutions in more detail.

Peter Hall
Global Director – Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure
Ann Rosenberg
Senior Vice President for Sustainability Solutions
Nick Jarritt
Director – Advisory Services
Case studies
  • Case study

    City of Saint John Clean Drinking Water Project

  • Case study

    London Circular Economy Route Map

  • Case study

    Western Balkans transportation network

Solutions and software
Insights
  • Audio
    Podcast

    Enabling a sustainable world: A framework for resiliency

  • Audio
    Podcast

    Enabling a sustainable world: the roadmap to net zero

  • Audio
    Podcast

    Enabling a sustainable world: the race to resilience

  • Audio
    Podcast

    Future mobility: exploring the new normal

  • Blog

    Climate resiliency requires courageous conversations as well as innovative solutions

  • Blog

    The Benefits of a Biodiversity Net Gain System