Disaster Response

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on disaster response and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

Promoting Resilience and Cross-Sector Collaboration for a Sustainable Future

The latest American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Report Card gave America’s infrastructure a D+ grade. This impacts our resilience against disasters as well as our long-term competitiveness and our ability to become more sustainable. How can we pull best practices to help build resilience in our communities from the sustainability field?

May 18, 2017
SSQG blog

Con artists are looking to make a fast – and dishonest – buck by claiming they were harmed by your business. Many are sharp at their craft and if you aren’t prepared, you could find yourself writing a large check to one of them. This not-so-obvious threat ends up costing businesses greatly.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Releases Safety and Security Quick Guides

February 6, 2017

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Johnson Controls, Inc., today released the Safety and Security Quick Guides, an online platform to educate communities, business owners, and chambers of commerce on steps they can take to ensure a safe, crime-free work environment.

Addressing Today’s Safety and Security Threats: How to Keep your Business and your Community Safe

According to the FBI’s most recent data, there were almost 8 million property crime offenses in the United States in 2015.  And, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) estimates, roughly 2 million employees per year are affected by some form of workplace violence.

Business Delegation Trip: Long Term Flood Recovery in Louisiana

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) will lead a corporate delegation trip to Baton Rouge, LA on November 1 – 2.  The purpose of the delegation will be to introduce business leaders to nonprofits, chambers, government officials, and other community organizations that are leading the recovery in Louisiana following the August flooding.  The trip is taking place during the recovery phase of this disaster to give the community time to identify needs and ways for businesses to help in the long term. 

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