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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. It highlights the role the private sector can play in disaster risk reduction (DRR), with a focus on the strong contributions made by private businesses across sectors, utilizing their core business strength(s). The fourteen examples from diverse industries in Japan illustrate how the private sector can contribute to disaster resilience, recovery, and reconstruction through the application of their core business strength(s), beyond the forms of contribution typically made under the name of corporate social responsibility. 

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Infrastructure
European Commission
SMEs Capacity Development Cyclone
ARISE Central-American networks INTEGRARSE
SMEs Capacity Development
Japan Bosai Platform