BiographyMarie-Valentine Florin is the executive director of the International Risk Governance Center.
She organises IRGC collaborative activities, focusing in particular on the role of IRGC as a multi-stakeholder platform and a convening place at the interface between science and policy.
She spent the first part of her career (1984-1999) in an international socio-cultural research and marketing consulting firm. From 2000-2006, she worked for local authorities, helping them develop and implement strategies for sustainable development, and for philanthropic and humanitarian organisations. She joined the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) www.irgc.org in 2006.
Marie-Valentine graduated from Science Po in Paris (public policy and management), and then earned post-graduate diplomas in marketing strategy, sustainable development and environmental diplomacy.
Current IRGC activities are related to the risk governance of
- systemic risks and transitions
- emerging risks
- digitalisation (e.g distributed ledger technologies, AI, decision-making algorithms)
- precision medicine
- synthetic biology
Memberships: Advisory Committee to the World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 2015-2019; Advisory Group to the EC Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society (SWAFS) 2004-2017 programme; and International Commission of Institut de Maîtrise des Risques.
|Linkov, I., Florin, M.-V. et al.
Environ Syst Decis (2018) 38: 170.
|Comparative, collaborative and integrative risk governance for emerging technologies|
|I. Linkov; C. Fox-Lent; L. Read; C. R. Allen; J. C. Arnott; Florin, M.-V. et al.
Risk Analysis. 2018-04-25.
|Tiered Approach to Resilience Assessment|
|Linkov I.; Trump B.,Poinsatte-Jones K., Florin M.-V.
|Governance Strategies for a Sustainable Digital World|
|E. P. Roege; A. Z. Collier; V. Chevardin; P. Chouinard; M.-V. Florin et al.
in Resilience and Risk; Springer, p. 383-414, 2017
|Bridging the Gap from Cyber Security to Resilience|
|Florin, M.-V., Renn, O.
Improving risk regulation, International Risk Governance Council, 2015
|Potential scope and challenges of behaviourally informed regulation: implications for modern regulatory risk management|
European Journal of Risk Regulation, 3, 303-308, 2014
|Dealing with the challenge of evidence-based decision-making in situations of uncertainty and emergency|
|Florin, M.-V., Xu, J.
Input paper prepared for the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015, 2014
|Risk governance: An overview of drivers and success factors|
|Müller-Grabherr, D., Florin, M.-V., Harris, B., Crilly, D., Gugic, G., Vegter, J. Slob, A., Borowski, I. & Brils, J.
In J. Brils, W. Brack, D. Müller-Grabherr, P. Negrel & J. E. Vermaat (Eds.), Risk-informed management of European river basins (pp. 241-2649, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014
|Integrated river basin management and risk governance|
Journal of Risk Research, 16(3-4), 315-322, 2012
|IRGCs approach to emerging risks|
The Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting, February 2011
|Risk governance by governments|
|Florin, M.-V. & Bunting, C.
Journal of Cleaner Production, 17(Supplement 1), S106-S108, 2009
|Risk Governance guidelines for bioenergy policies.|
|Bunting, C., Renn, O. & Florin, M.-V.
The John Liner Review, 21(2), 7, 2007
|Introduction to the IRGC risk governance Framework|
IRGC publicationsAre available on: http://www.irgc.org/publications/ and https://infoscience.epfl.ch/publication-exports/352/?ln=en
Teaching & PhD
Humanities and Social Sciences Program