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.
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.
By Laura Coy, Public Affairs Manager, Grainger
Learning from earthquakes through reconnaissance trips is a valued tradition at Degenkolb Engineers. Since our founding in 1940, our engineers have been observing damage after earthquakes through these trips and adjusting how we practice engineering as a result.
By Mark Cooper, Senior Director of Global Emergency Management, Walmart Stores, Inc.
By Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi