Every year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards businesses for how they have positively impacted their communities.
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.
- 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.
Find out more about JPMorgan Chase's project to facilitate digital mapping around the world.
How does UPS advocate for the private sector and its role in strengthening communities?
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.
Join the Corporate Citizenship Center, the Louisiana Technology Council, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette NIMSAT Institute for the Business Excellence in Disaster Response Reception. The reception will take place immediately following day one of FEMA and U.S. NorthCom’s public-private partnership conference.
Extreme flooding in South Carolina over the past week has damaged homes and businesses, displaced families and individuals, and left at least 17 fatalities in the region. In the wake of disasters such as these, a multi-sector response effort is critical.
Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center for a coordination call on the flooding crisis in South Carolina. On the call hear from companies, NGOs, and multilateral organizations about the situation on the ground, current humanitarian efforts, and what your company can do to help.