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As increasingly large data volumes become available to emergency managers, many are looking to leverage massive, heterogenous data sets across lifeline sectors to enable better decision-making in all four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation knows from time spent with leaders from numerous disaster-stricken communities that running a city and putting a city back together after a disaster are vastly different things.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC)’s Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery program will be hosting a delegation trip to Northern California on June 5 and 6. The delegation will meet with state recovery leaders as well as visit local communities affected by the 2018 Butte Fire.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the recovery efforts underway and challenges moving forward, as well as identify areas where the private sector can partner with humanitarian organizations and local officials to help aid long-term recovery.
On a beautiful August night in 2014, a high-volume downtown pedestrian area in a popular Southern city was suddenly pitched into darkness.
Disasters are dangerous for business. We know how much your employees, customers, and community mean to you as a small business, so we’re here to assure you that you can do something about the danger disaster poses to your business.
For the third year, IBM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation are collaborating to encourage companies in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts by quantifying the brand value of CSR social media communications.
The pressing need for aid continues to grow for Venezuelans as the situation heightened along the border over the weekend. With more than three million Venezuelans outflowing to neighboring countries, including Colombia, this migration has become the largest to affect the Western Hemisphere in modern history. This migration has become the largest to affect the Western Hemisphere in modern history. Access to health care, education, food and nutrition, and safety and security begins the growing list of humanitarian aid needed.
As the rate and impact of disasters grows, so has the response of the private sector to recover, rebuild, and make resilient. However, companies can struggle to communicate those efforts. New research by IBM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) highlights the impact of disaster response communications on a brand's reputation and sentiment.