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.

Computer screens


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

A pile of insurance papers


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

A building site


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.

Submit a good practice

ARISE members can publish a good practice to this website.

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

Men in flooded river
Documents and publications
SM Prime’s commitment in building safer and disaster‐resilient malls was considered in SM Cabanatuan by consciously and decisively designing the mall to allow overflowing creek flood water during extreme floods into the mall property.
Documents and publications
The 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) project is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st Century.
students and teacher in a classroom
Documents and publications
Overheating in schools is of particular concern as it can not only reduce educational performance but also undermine the health and well‐being of students.
mountain road curve
Documents and publications
Artificially manufactured humus materials can be used for managing slopes and preventing disasters in public infrastructure projects.

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