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Business Preparedness Initiative (BPI) Resource Guide

The purpose of BPI is to save lives, protect livelihoods, and shorten recovery times following disasters. It does this by providing small and medium businesses with adaptable preparedness tools. This guide is for Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and other organizations, associations, and networks (e.g. Chamber of Commerce). The guide has been designed

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UAE Climate Change Risks & Resilience: an overview of climate change risks to 12 key sectors

This report aims to improve awareness and understanding of the risks posed by climate change among public and private sector policymakers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It provides findings and recommendations to catalyse action, increase the prioritisation of climate change in the UAE, and encourage greater implementation of evidence-based adaptation measures. The report discusses the role of

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Disaster Preparedness of Star Hotels to all Hazards: Case Study of Sanur, Bali

This study aims to assess hotel preparedness to several coastal hazards that pose problems for tourism. It proposes a set of indicators of preparedness that includes: (i) hazard knowledge, (ii) management, direction and coordination, (iii) formal and informal response plans and agreements, (iv) supportive resources, (v) life safety protection, (vi) property protection, (vii) emergency coping

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Developing strategies to strengthen the resilience of hotels to disasters: A scoping study to guide the development of the Hotel Resilient Initiative

Exerpt from Executive Summary:   Tourism is one of the most economically important sets of industries worldwide, yet the industry is also one of the most highly exposed to disasters due to its reliance on interrelated industries and location in many hazard prone regions.   The Hotel Resilient Initiative aims to develop internationally recognized standards for hotels and

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Changing the Game: How Business Innovations Reduce the Impact of Disasters

Set of case stuides from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation which explores how businesses are helping to reduce the impacts of disasters around the world. The report provides an interesting look at how companies and the Chamber of Commerce are seeing public-private partnership on disaster risk reduction. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 2014. Abstract,

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Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector Indonesia case study

This paper addresses the role of the private sector in humanitarian action in Indonesia and broad patters of engagement between the humanitarian and the private sectors. In analysing these issues, the paper identifies the barriers to, and opportunities for, more systematic engagement between humanitarian actors and the private sector, and puts forward practical measures to make collaboration more consistent and successful. The study

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