The private sector is a critical participant in the creation of risk-resilient societies. ARISE, the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, is a network of private sector entities led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
ARISE is a private sector initiative, which in conjunction with the UNDRR, works towards a resilient, prosperous future where fewer lives are lost to disasters, capital assets and investments are risk-informed, and infrastructure is resilient to natural and man-made hazards. Members voluntarily commit to support and implement the Sendai Framework Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030, aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Climate Agreement, New Urban Agenda and Agenda for Humanity.
In doing so, ARISE advocates for risk-informed development by encouraging and supporting the private and public sectors to put in place policies and practices to reduce disaster risk and losses. It mobilizes and facilitates the private sector to carry out risk-informed investments and to engage in business practices that build resilience, prevent social and economic losses and enhance recovery from disasters, in line with the Sendai Framework.
ARISE members agree to advance The Five Commitments of ARISE in support of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
a) Raise Awareness: Awareness raising with respect to disaster risk and mobilization of the private sector;
b) Influence: Exercising influence in respective spheres of expertise;
c) Share Knowledge: Share knowledge, experience and good practices amongst the private sector;
d) Catalyse: Be a catalyst to generate innovation and collaboration in developing risk-informed business strategies;
e) Implement: Implement projects and activities to achieve the targets of the Sendai Framework.
By combining the intellectual (know-how) and capital assets of the private sector with the public sector and other stakeholders' knowledge, outreach and resources, solutions such as operational, communication, policy, investment, risk management and technical solutions, will be developed and implemented to achieve the Targets of the Sendai Framework by 2030. Specifically, ARISE members engage in capacity development, education and participation in the development of required policies, standards, tools and regulations through application of private sector expertise and innovation to reduce disaster risks at the national and local level.