International disaster relief

The frequency and intensity of disasters will increase over the coming decades, and globalisation means the impacts of those disasters on business are increasingly evident. Business is now being called upon to scale up its response to such events by internal and external stakeholders.

International Disaster Relief: Business' Unique Contribution II

Addressing International Disaster Relief and Resilience

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Announcing the launch of our Global Relief and Resilience Hub

19 June 2017 - 2:34pm
The Hub alerts businesses and humanitarian organisations to crises as they develop and helps to facilitate long-lasting relationships by strengthening both business to humanitarian, and business to business collaboration. Read more.
International Disaster Relief Award, supported by DFID: 57.1 million contributed to international disaster relief in the last ten years.

How businesses are stepping up to the challenge of responding to international disasters

8 July 2015 - 12:51pm
Sue Adkins, International Director, gives her views on the Shortlisted and Finalist entries to the International Disaster Relief Award, supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID)....

As it happened blog: UN World Humanitarian Summit Business Consultation

20 May 2015 - 8:00am
Business in the Community in partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), is holding a special business consultation on the role of business in international disaster relief as part of the preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit, 2016. Follow the live blog below. Read more.
Aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, by Krish Dulal, licenced under Creative Commons 2.0 BY SA

Nepal earthquake: how business can support the response

27 April 2015 - 2:15pm
Rosie Oglesby, Programme Manager, International Disaster Relief on what businesses can do to support relief efforts in the wake of the Nepal earthquake. Where to find out more For the latest updates on the crisis please see: http://...

How businesses have helped the victims of cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

24 March 2015 - 11:33am
In major disasters such as the Tropical Cyclone that struck Vanuatu on 13 March, business has an important role to play. Companies are mobilising to support the disaster relief effort in various ways, to help ensure assistance reaches communities devastated by the disaster. Read more.
Storm damage in Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu.  Image copyright UNICEF Pacific.

Tropical Cyclone Pam: How business can help

16 March 2015 - 4:49pm
Rosie Oglesby, Programme Manager, International Disaster Relief, BITC outlines how businesses can respond to the disaster in Vanuatu. Information and Guidance Guidance for business on responding to disasters is available on the BITC website....
Andy Wright, Philippines

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan - What can business learn?

11 August 2014 - 11:11am
Six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, Andy Wright, VP of Global Health Programmes at GSK was invited, along with senior representatives from other private sector companies, to visit Leyte Province to see firsthand the work of NGO partner Save the Children and meet affected...
Kathryn Ludlow

Linklaters on supporting refugees

20 June 2014 - 10:32am
On World Refugee Day, Kathryn Ludlow, Global Pro Bono Partner, Linklaters LLP, discusses the role that Linklaters plays through its pro bono programme. Today is World Refugee Day. Displacement through conflict situations and climate change is occurring more frequently and this is motivating us at...
World Refugee Day - UNHCR

World Refugee Day: 50 million people need business to invest in life-changing solutions

20 June 2014 - 9:55am
Today is the World Refugee Day. This morning, the organisation I work for - the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), released its annual Global Trends report which shows that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people...

Disaster Relief: A key part of global operations

13 December 2013 - 10:00am
Businesses working in partnership can utilise expertise, resources, products and services to help the least resilient communities in the wake of disaster. Jane Smallman reports from the recent launch of the BITC International Disaster Relief Award. On Friday 8th November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan ripped...


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