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We sat down with business leaders driving the global corporate response to COVID-19 to learn more about their efforts, how they are navigating this uncharted territory, and what advice they have for others.
Today marks the 21st International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction established by the United Nations in 1989. This year we are living through a global pandemic, another chapter of historic wildfires in California, and one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.
Hurricane Laura made landfall early on August 27 but the amount of devastation is still being assessed. Currently there are nearly 6,000 homes declared either heavily damaged or destroyed with estimates predicting a total of 10,000 – 15,000 homes affected. As of September 1, there are more than 360,000 residents without power and utility services—including electricity—projected to take 8-12 weeks before being fully restored.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a coordination call on Friday, August 28, to hear from partners who have been directly impacted and are actively responding to Hurricane Laura and the California wildfires.
For Iowans—both those who live in the state and those like me who grew up there—the second week of August represents a time to come together at the Iowa State Fair to celebrate the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment, and achievement.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a coordination call for companies and individuals that are looking to support the humanitarian relief efforts resulting from the deadly explosion in the Port of Beirut on August 4. On the call, we heard from partners who are actively responding, learned what the immediate needs are in the area, as well as the long-term outlook for recovery.
Last week the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center held its 9th annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference. Three key themes emerged on building resilience amid Covid-19 and how we can be better prepared for future emergencies through greater collaboration across sectors.
We sat down with business leaders driving the global corporate response to COVID-19 to learn more about their efforts, how they are navigating this uncharted territory, and what advice they have for others. Next up in our COVID-19 Business in Action interview series is Kenny Thompson, Head of External Affairs, PepsiCo