Just before Memorial Day, I was on vacation in Edisto Island and Charleston, SC, and ushered in the 2012 hurricane season pre-events. As we arrived, Tropical Storm Alberto formed and was making a fuss with gusts of 50 miles per hour coming ashore – no rain but plenty of wind. We had a delightf
By Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi
Over the past decade, the Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) has issued a series of reports on the role of businesses in disaster response, primarily focusing on the philanthropic and social contributions that businesses make throughout the various stages of the disaster response process.
Last week, BCLC partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR) to host a two-day forum to improve disaster resilience in the Philippines. The forum's dual focus address business continuity and public-private partnerships.
On Saturday, Chris Poland, a structural engineer and the chairman and senior principal of Degenkolb Engineers, appeared on CCTV Americas to discuss engineering solutions that have helped make buildings more resilient during earthquakes.
Are green building and resilience synonymous? No but they are related. Bill Lascher’s article in the Pacific Standard got it right. Why build or rebuild with green building technology and materials without building or rebuilding to reflect the risks and vulnerabilities of the area in
Microsoft and its Citizenship team last week unveiled a new nonprofit alliance to enhance disaster relief management.