I’ve been making a point to find and study companies that are changing the game: companies who look at conventional business models that are resource-, material-, or energy- intensive and say, “the more efficient, sustainable, and less-wasteful route is the better way to go.” These are companies
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.
//Editor's Update -- 10/25/12: With Tropical Storm Sandy bearing down on the Caribbean and U.S. East Coast, this article is a good refresher about the business resources available to help weather the storm.//
Don’t become a Hurricane Sandy statistic!
It’s perfectly understandable why disaster preparedness might not be a front-burner issue for most small business owners.
Over the past decade, the Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) has issued a series of reports on the role of businesses in disaster response, primarily focusing on the philanthropic and social contributions that businesses make throughout the various stages of the disaster response process.
Humanitarian organizations call it a crisis unlike any other. The worst drought in 60 years in Sub-Saharan Africa, coupled with conflict in Somali last year, left 13 million people at risk for starvation and malnutrition—a number greater than all the inhabitants of New York City and Los Angeles.