When we think of technological disruption too often it is about worries about the future of work.
We forget that technology has the power to improve and even save lives.
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.
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Preparing, responding, and recovering from catastrophic disasters requires a cross-sector approach. In 2017, we were all reminded of the devastation natural and human-made disasters can bring and the imperative need for preparedness. To engage partners across sectors in this conversation, the U.S.
The effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Puerto Rico have been well publicized, and there is much work ahead. The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is proud to be one of hundreds of organizations on the island trying to facilitate a path forward for the people of Puerto Rico.
The Corporate Citizenship Center's Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program is committed to improving the efficacy of business philanthropy in disasters, breaking down information and coordination barriers between sectors, and highlighting the unique work of corporate citizens in the field.
Last month, business leaders met in Washington, D.C. with the Honorable Mayita Meléndez, the Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The event was an opportunity for the private sector to hear first-hand how they can help with the long-term recovery efforts in the city.
“The devastation was worse than I imagined.”
This was just one comment in an echo of similar reactions by business delegates who joined the U.S. Chamber Foundation in Puerto Rico four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall.
Severe weather can impact a business at anytime, anywhere. The Chamber’s Suzanne Clark partnered with The Weather Channel’s (TWC) meteorologist Reynolds Wolf to film a severe weather preparedness Public Service Announcement (PSA).
During times of disaster, the U.S.