Economic growth and community well-being are directly impacted by disasters.

As key members of communities and drivers of growth, private sector companies have an important role to play in reducing disaster risk. As threats to communities and economic livelihoods increase, the private sector continues to grow its understanding of where to adapt and respond.

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ARISE members can publish disaster risk reduction events, good practices, stories, or case studies about their work to this website.

ARISE Priority Areas

Private sector companies, both large and small, recognize the growing importance of disaster risk reduction on value chains and bottom lines. The following four priority areas will play a critical role enabling the private sector to reduce disaster risk in the coming years.

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Enhancing the resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises.

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Integrating disaster and climate risk into investment decisions by the financial sector.

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Incentivizing disaster risk reduction and enhanced data for risk-informed decision-making through engagement with the insurance industry as global risk manager.

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Supporting resilient infrastructure development.

Good practices from ARISE members

ARISE is a key vehicle to leverage the private sector's expertise and to ensure that business itself is fully aware of hidden risks and acts to reduce the risks it faces. Showcasing good practices is a powerful tool in this process.

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ARISE members can publish a good practice to this website.

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Resilient bridges are indispensable components of transportation networks, instilling confidence in users and ensuring seamless connectivity.
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The Addendum is structured in sections around the same “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient” as the Scorecard.
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The Scorecard provides a set of assessments that allow local governments to assess their disaster resilience, structuring around UNDRR’s Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient.
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This report provides an in-depth look at this critical initiative—along with insights on the disaster risk management (DRM) approaches and experiences gathered from leading global businesses.
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This position paper describes the five private sector visions for a resilient future that the DRR-PSP foresees as long-term goals to drive risk-sensitive and resilient business practices globally and across sectors.
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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.

Resources for members from ARISE

Here you will find resources produced by ARISE networks, members and partners on the ARISE four priorities for the private sector ARISE structure and organization.

Case studies from ARISE members

Disaster relief worker by a flood impacted urban area
Documents and publications
This case study delves into the collaboration between monday.com's Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the South African Red Cross during the devastating flooding in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, in April 2022.
group of people in a dirt road
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This case study explores the collaboration between the monday.com Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Uganda government, and the Uganda Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) in response to extreme flooding in Northeastern Uganda.
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Since 2010, AECOM (provider of services for infrastructure projects) has assisted the Australian Department of Defence with understanding risks to its assets due to climate change-induced disasters across Australia.
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Working in a post- disaster scenario in the Province of Leyte, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) designed an early recovery program with national government agencies, local government units, and international NGOs.
Storm drainage channel for urban drainage
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SM City Marikina is an elevated mall built on top of stilts. It is a 6-hectare mall property located within the Marikina River Watershed, a known flood-prone area.
Shelter with camp folding cots
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In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, a majority of the designated evacuation centers (mostly in the form of school buildings or public gymnasiums) were severely damaged.
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North West Cambridge is a new greenfield development consisting of 3,000 new homes and a 100,000m2 research and office space on the edge of Cambridge, UK.
A fire truck carrying first responders and displaying emergency lights
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AECOM was engaged by the TCCO to develop a suite of online and printable resources to help Tasmanian businesses across a range of sectors develop practical and implementable strategies to prepare their business for disasters.
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Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area contains valuable transportation and community assets for the region, including major connecting bridges, freeways, a port and airport, homes and businesses.
Volcano with smoke at the foot of a city
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Stamford (USA), Puerto Montt (Chile) and Luanda (Angola) cities held workshops with multiple stakeholders to complete the United Nations City Disaster Resilience Scorecard.

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