Resilience, Peace and Security

Scaling solutions for humanitarian impact: The Humanitarian and Resilience Investing (HRI) approach

Sakshi Bhatnagar
Digital Product Lead, World Economic Forum
Beatrice Di Caro
Social Media and Live Communications Lead, World Economic Forum
Our Impact
What's the World Economic Forum doing to accelerate action on Resilience, Peace and Security?
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Human Enhancement is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Human Enhancement

Listen to the article

With over 1 billion people living in fragile settings across the world, and 274 million people in need of humanitarian assistance this year, the need to find new ways to increase resilience and drive sustainable humanitarian impact has never been greater.

Humanitarian and Resilience Investing (HRI) is capital invested in ways that measurably benefit communities and strengthen economies in humanitarian and fragile contexts, while creating a financial return. It is a new approach to complement established humanitarian action or interventions with market-driven solutions that provide long-term and sustainable impact on vulnerable people and economies.

This session brings together leaders of key organisations in the HRI ecosystem to reflect on the potential of public and private collaboration for sustainable humanitarian impact and announce the launch of a challenge on UpLink.

Watch this livestreamed session on this page on 6 October 2022 at 15:30 – 16:00 CEST.


Raj Kumar, Founding president and Editor-in-Chief, Devex


Borge Brende, President, World Economic Forum

Sara Pantuliano, Chief Executive, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Bernhard Kowatsch, Head, Innovation Accelerator, World Food Programme

Ziad Hussami, Chief Executive Officer, Mrüna

Mads Uhlin Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, Kube Energy

Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Global trade can support humanitarian relief. Here's how

Macarena Torres Rossel and Mariam Soumaré

July 15, 2024

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Sign in
  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2024 World Economic Forum