In August and September this year, communities across the world experienced devastation. From mudslides and subsequent flooding in Sierra Leone, widespread flooding across Southern Asia, catastrophic hurricanes that swept across the Caribbean and United States, the earthquake that struck Mexico and the surge in fleeing refugees in response to the ongoing Rohingya crisis. During such major disasters, business has an important role to play.
A recent webinar brought key actors from the BITC networks together to discuss this issue and highlight examples of how organisations are tackling youth unemployment across the globe.
Every dollar invested into disaster preparedness saves multiple dollars in relief. It therefore makes huge sense to plan and prepare for disasters. These grab sheets summarise each of the modules from within Addressing International Disaster Relief and Resilience: Guidance for Business
25 September is the first anniversary of the adoption of the ambitious UN SDGs. To effectively tackle the challenges we have, it is vital to address business and consumer models. Here you will find examples of how companies are creating sustainable business models in the context of the SDGs.
By working together with other companies to mobilise private sector resources in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company provided vital support to communities and helped to restore markets.
iDT Labs developed a hazard payment solution which helped to prevent the collapse of the healthcare system in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis and established their reputation in ICT for development.
Mining company ArcelorMittal brought the private sector together to fight the Ebola virus in Liberia, mobilising emergency support and building goodwill for their business.
Agri-business Olam International has expanded and strengthened their supply chain by offering training, healthcare, and accessible finance to the farming communities they work with.