Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Issue Network is committed to improving the efficacy of business philanthropy in disasters, breaking down information and coordination barriers between sectors, and highlighting the unique work of corporate citizens in the field. The businesses in this Network are committed to expanding individual and business preparedness, providing skills and resources for a robust response, and ensuring that long-term recovery is given due consideration in the disaster management cycle.

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Research, Reports & Publications

Resilience in a Box – Resources and Tools for Business Resilience & Preparedness
Developed in partnership with The UPS Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit Workgroup, Resilience in a Box is based on best practices and designed to educate newcomers on business resilience. These resources will guide companies toward addressing preparedness issues while building in flexibility to handle potential business interruptions.

Events, Media & Communications

Hurricane Maria Coordination Call: September 28 @ 4:00 p.m. ET
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the business community is mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and community resources to assist with the relief and recovery efforts.

Events, Media & Communications

Hurricane Harvey Relief Coordination Webinar: August 30 @ 1:00 p.m. EDT
The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has led to extreme flooding in Texas over the past few days and damaged homes and businesses, displaced families and individuals, and left at least eight fatalities in the region. In the wake of disasters such as these, a multi-sector response effort is critical.

Events, Media & Communications

Final Days to Register for U.S. Chamber Foundation's Resilience Event, June 26
Promoting Resilience and Cross-Sector Collaboration for a Sustainable Future will take a comprehensive look at the different social drivers that impact a community’s ability to prepare and respond. Starting with a holistic approach to community development, experts will discuss best practices to creating resiliency plans.

Events, Media & Communications

Must-Attend Event: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Resilience Forum 2017
Register today for Promoting Resilience and Cross-Sector Collaboration for a Sustainable Future, June 26 in Washington, D.C. Reserve your spot today to learn from top business and disaster preparedness response experts. Register here!

Events, Media & Communications

Free Webinar on Safety and Security
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.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

U.S. Chamber Foundation Releases Safety and Security Quick Guides
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.

“We understand that the success of a business depends on its safety and resilience, and in turn, how important a role businesses play in promoting health and vitality in their communities,” said Marc DeCourcey, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “The Safety and Security Quick Guides will help businesses of all sizes protect their assets and employees.”

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Leading Companies Sign Letter in Support of Refugee Relief
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released an open letter to the business community, signed by 49 companies, which highlights how the private sector is working to empower refugees through education, employment, and enablement

Social Impact & Volunteering

U.S. Chamber Foundation Partners with Tyco to Develop Tools for Small Business Safety, Security
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Tyco Cares Foundation today announced a partnership to create and distribute online resources designed to educate small business owners and chambers of commerce on steps they can take to ensure a safe, crime-free work environment.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

This Friday: Earthquakes and Flooding Relief Coordination Call and Webinar
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) will host a coordination webinar on Friday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss relief efforts after the earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador and the flooding in Houston.
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