WHAT IS ARISE CANADA?
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).
In conjunction with the UNDRR, ARISE Canada 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 hazards. Members commit to support and implement the Sendai Framework Disaster Risk Reduction, aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Agreement, New Urban Agenda, and Agenda for Humanity.
ARISE Canada 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.
The ARISE Value Proposition:
Together now for a safe and prosperous future for all
Global recognition of the significant, lasting impact that climate change and disasters will have on economic growth, community wellbeing, and related financial and economic systems, is rapidly growing. For companies, big and small, to survive and even prosper in this environment, they need to adapt fast. The uncertainties and transformation brought about by climate change and disasters can be seen as significant risks but also as opportunities.
By connecting a passionate community of business and other public and private partners, ARISE Canada works as a catalyst for business innovation and for knowledge sharing to reduce risk for a sustainable and resilient future. Through its networks and links into the global policy discussions on sustainability, climate action, and disaster risk reduction, ARISE Canada offers its members the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in cooperating with public partners to reshape business, society, and financial frameworks to implement tailor made solutions for all industries and sectors, leading to take risk-informed decisions, formulate adaptive strategies and implement preventative actions.
For private sector partners, being a member of the ARISE Canada network is expected to facilitate members to build and foster resilient and prosperous business through the provision of access to information and good practices, tools and mechanisms for the integration of disaster risk reduction into business strategies and management, product development, enterprise risk management and continuity plans and strategies. Members may provide services pro bono, depending upon the need and expertise. At the same time, ARISE Canada works toward raising awareness of the wider private sector, creating an enabling environment with public sector and private sector partners, for implementing the Sendai Framework.
OUR FIVE COMMITMENTS
Awareness raising with respect to disaster risk and mobilization of the private sector.
Exercising influence in respective spheres of expertise.
Share knowledge, experience and good practices amongst the private sector.
Be a catalyst to generate innovation and collaboration in developing risk informed business strategies.
Implement projects and activities to achieve the targets of the Sendai Framework.