SMEs

SMEs account for 99% of all businesses and 1 out of 3 people work in an SME globally, so they are closely linked into community structures. They are therefore critical for the resilience of countries and communities; SMEs recognized drivers of innovation which is key to changing our approach to DRR.  For more information see UNDRR's compendium of SME resources.

Latest on SMEs from the private sector

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When a natural hazard threatens a nation, public facilities and private businesses alike have to protect their assets, their workforce, and their supply and distribution chains in order for society and the economy to keep functioning.
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This publication contains 14 good practices and case studies that have been compiled by the Private Sector Advisory Group of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
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This document presents a selection of fourteen case studies focusing on good practices and lessons learned by the private sector in relation to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011.
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The first meeting of the new ARISE Board, elected by ARISE members in July 2020 for a three-year period, took place on 19 October 2020.
UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE)

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