By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: Set up in 2015, 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) as a vehicle to leverage the private sector’s expertise and to ensure that business itself is fully aware of hidden risks and acts to reduce the risks it faces. ARISE focuses on: enhancing the resilience of SMEs; supporting resilient infrastructure development; integrating climate risk into investments by the finance sector; and working with the insurance sector for better disaster risk reduction through prevention.

Benefits: Via its global network and 300 strong membership, ARISE offers networking, & access to tools and best practice in the integration of disaster risk reduction into business strategies and management.

Geographic coverage: TBC

Case studies: To raise awareness and empower youth in the field of disaster risk reduction, the Asia Pacific College (APC), IBM, the Department of Science and Technology, Resilient.PH, and ARISE Philippines worked together to incorporate resilience into the Skillsbuild Innovation Camp initiative of APC and IBM.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society and financial institutions.

How to join: Private sector companies voluntarily commit to support and implement the Sendai Framework, aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Climate Agreement, New Urban Agenda and Agenda for Humanity. An online application form must be filled, completed with a signed statement of commitment to ARISE. This includes 5 ARISE pledges as well as the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact.


Contact Name /Email: David Greenall /