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.
In the future, executives will likely integrate resilience into corporate strategy instead of as a peripheral item apart from the core business. If a company doesn’t possess readiness or resilience, it will not be able to generate value in its core function or its more philanthropic efforts of doing good amid increasing disasters.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with founding sponsor FedEx, announced the launch of the Small Business Readiness for Resiliency Program (R4R), to provide financial assistance to small business owners impacted by a natural disaster.