Communities face increased risks of natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and public health threats. It is critical to strengthen partnerships and bolster systems we rely on to increase our resilience for the day it is needed most.
On July 26-27, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted the 12th Annual Building Resilience Conference. The conference brought together prominent business leaders, government officials, and industry experts to share knowledge and best practices through action-oriented panels, fireside chats, and keynote speeches.
Six weeks after a series of devastating earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation led two discussions during the U.S.-Türkiye Business Forum: Prioritizing Resilient Partnerships, convened with the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Türkiye Business Council on March 13. As the region begins to focus on recovery to meet humanitarian needs, this creates opportunities for strengthening relationships and building stronger, more resilient communities.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently convened cross-sector leaders to discuss the state of Ukraine’s ongoing humanitarian crisis, commemorating one year since the Russian invasion.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today launched private-public coordination efforts to help the areas impacted by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. This includes a corporate aid tracker currently showing pledges from the U.S. business community totaling more than $33.1 million.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced the recipients of its 23rd Annual Citizens Awards – eight companies that have shown exceptional leadership in harnessing innovation and creativity to solve our most pressing issues. From developing a STEM program to support the future aerospace workforce, to reducing waste and emissions across the supply chain, to delivering critical relief items to Ukrainian refugees, these companies illustrate how strong businesses are the foundation of strong communities.
Shannon White, Partner, National Security outlines the importance of community preparedness as we head into hurricane season.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has partnered with Philips and the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) to help companies in the capital equipment sector transition to a circular “make-use-reuse” model to realize a better future for people and the planet.
Following last month's 11th Annual Building Resilience Conference, policy experts, thought leaders, and government officials gave remarks on the importance of private-public partnerships to build resilience, equity and closing the gap on small business readiness, and optimizing supply chain coordination.
Due to our systemic interdepedence, extreme events have greater implications to the marketplace broadly, communities, and individuals daily on a more intimate level globally. Rob Glenn, vice president of Global Resilience at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation outlines how we can consider developing stabilizing solutions together.