The Future Of Disaster Philanthropy


Sep 18, 2017

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A new white paper from GlobalGiving explores the future of corporate disaster philanthropy in the age of climate change.


 

Overview

Disaster philanthropy is at a critical juncture.

Around the world, disasters are increasing in frequency and severity, predominantly due to climate change, and their economic and social impact is predicted to reach unprecedented levels within the next four decades. As the threat of disaster intensifies, disaster philanthropy must evolve radically in order for communities and economies to thrive.

The private sector is uniquely positioned to apply agility, expertise, and resources to the problem, and thus strengthen the safety and well-being of generations to come.

“The Future of Disaster Philanthropy,” a GlobalGiving white paper produced as part of The Conference Board’s “Giving Thoughts” series, examines the future of corporate disaster philanthropy in the age of climate change. Download your copy of the paper here.

Key Takeaways

“The Future of Disaster Philanthropy” outlines:

  • Three major barriers to effectiveness facing companies that want to help protect their communities from destructive floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters
  • Innovative, locally driven solutions that top companies and foundations, including Coca-Cola, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Discovery, Inc., are implementing to save lives, reduce the threat of disasters, engage employees, and strengthen communities now and in the future
  • Business case studies that illustrate the urgency of new approaches to disaster recovery and risk reduction

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Featured Photo: A family takes shelter after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in 2015. Photo by Gavin Gough for the Nepal Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund by GlobalGiving.

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