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In the two weeks since the devastating 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador, the government, nonprofit, and business communities have rallied together to orchestrate the relief efforts.
At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we get the privilege of working the business community on the work they do to make a positive impact around the world. And, every spring, we ask businesses to share that positive work by submitting a nomination for the Corporate Citizenship Awards!
- 11:00am - 11:30am: Overview of earthquake response efforts in Ecuador
- 11:30am - 12:00pm: Overview of earthquake response efforts in Japan
- 12:00pm - 12:30pm: Overview of flood response efforts in Houston
About 74% of American small businesses do not have a disaster plan, 84% do not have adequate insurance, and 71% lack a back-up generator. Once hit by a disaster, an eye opening 51% think it will take more than a month, or didn't know how long it would take, to re-open their doors.
Could your business survive if closed for a month? How would you pay bills or employees? In addition, how would you pay for repairs?
Over the past 15 years, the Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) has worked with companies to identify strategies and best practices for dealing with disasters.
In October 2012, over 1,000 Airbnb hosts in New York opened their doors for those left stranded by Hurricane Sandy. Inspired by this outpouring of support, Airbnb’s engineers created a tool that makes it easy for Airbnb hosts to provide space to people in need when disasters strike.