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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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Private Sector
ARISE
Health & Health Facilities
UNDRR,USAID, European Commission, IBM, AECOM and WHO
Private Sector
UNDRR,European Commission, IBM, AECOM
Infrastructure
ARISE
Infrastructure Capacity Development
ARISE
Disaster Risk Management
UNDRR