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  • R!SE will be officially launch in the United States and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the R!SE Alliance Partners and other R!SE stakeholders will discuss implementation of the R!SE Initiative locally, across the US, and globally.
  • R!SE Launch in the Philippines - 26 Feb 2015 Hosted by ADB, Organized by UNISDR and PwC Detailed agenda available
  • Reducing disaster risk might not be every treasurer’s top priority. But given the importance of managing all risks to the business in the treasury department, the R!SE initiative – intended to encourage risk-sensitive investments – deserves the treasury community’s attention. TreasuryToday.com, Nov 2014
  • Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction adresses the presentation of New Partnerships for DRM in Berlin, June 2014 (Source GIZ)
    Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction adresses the presentation of New Partnerships for DRM in Berlin, June 2014. Credit Photo: GIZ
  • Launch Event of the R!SE Initiative for Disaster Risk-Sensitive Investments, 19 May 2014, UN Headquarters, New York. Photo credit: Rick Bajornas for UNISDR.
  • Bangkok facing record floods
    Concentrated growth, increased risk. Coastal areas, especially heavily populated megadelta regions, will be at greatest risk due to increased flooding. Photo credit: Brigitte Leoni, UNISDR.

The R!SE Initiative is an ambitious global response to a daunting global challenge, a new way of collaborating, to unlock the potential for public and private sector actors who are ready and willing to make a step forward and take leadership on disaster risk reduction.

The overall goal of the initiative is to make all investments risk-sensitive. R!SE will facilitate the exchange of experience and knowledge to implement tangible disaster risk reduction projects through 8 streams of activities: Strategies for global business, risk metrics for economic forecasting, industry sector certification, education, principles for responsible investing, resilience of cities, insurance, and resilience of UN programming.

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