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?
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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.
You’ve worked hard to build a thriving business. Every day you encounter people and events that could threaten your success. Burglaries and robberies are frightening and put you and/or your employees at extreme risk. It’s estimated that every minute there are four burglaries in the U.S.
Businesses face real issues when it comes to establishing safety and trust within an organization. From cyber to equipment, theft is an unfortunate reality with substantial financial repercussions. By being pro-active, you can reduce the risk of internal theft.
Warmer days are here again! With spring comes greener lawns, growing landscape, longer days and more activity. Whether your business is in the city, or the suburbs, taking extra measures to keep unwanted criminals out is vital.
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.
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.
U.S. Chamber Foundation Highlights Private-Sector Leadership in Refugee Education, Employment, and Enablement
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.
The flood that affected Louisiana last month was historic in many ways. An estimated 4 trillion gallons of rain fell over a four day period flooding anywhere from 60,000 to 188,000 homes (depending on your source). FEMA has said that over 100,000 people or households have applied for help and 2