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Over the past ten years, disasters continued to exact a heavy toll on communities, global development and prosperity, with more than 1.5 billion people affected with total economic losses of more than $1.3 trillion. The exposure of persons and assets in all countries increased faster than vulnerability decreased, thus generating new risks combined with a steady rise in overall disaster-related losses and damage. The decisions that are taken at all scales, in ever more interconnected societies reverberate across interdependent social, ecological, economic and political systems in increasingly diverse and correlated ways.

Private sector entities are encouraged to join ARISE in its Mission to create risk-resilient societies by promoting and supporting the integration of disaster risk and disaster preparation into business management strategies and investment decisions. ARISE also aims at unleashing the potential of private sector know-how, innovation and convening powers in partnership with Governments and other stakeholders to deliver measurable changes in business practices towards resilience.

UNDRR supports companies to do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with the Five commitments of ARISE. These Five commitments urge companies to:

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.

Please complete an application below to take the next step towards joining ARISE.