Last week, the leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, asked me and two other CEOs: What can the private sector do to better prepare the country for natural disasters?
When disaster strikes, business acts. From donating millions to support relief organizations, to activating countless employee volunteers, to providing in-kind products and services—communities recover quicker because the private sector mobilizes in times of need.
Disasters are a matter of if, not when. Now that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing, it is crucial businesses are taking steps to ensure they are prepared.
At the backbone of PNC’s corporate responsibility efforts is the belief that when communities prosper, their business prospers. PNC supports the communities where it conducts business through job creation, local infrastructure, small business loans, financial education, and sponsorships.
In August 2017 and September 2017, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (both category 4 storms at landfall) tore through the states of Texas and Florida, leaving many communities with significant physical and economic damage.
Mobile and digital technology plays a critical role in empowering disadvantaged groups and improving socioeconomic and health outcomes for people in developing countries. Yet, women have fallen behind their male counterparts in technological adoption.