New BCLC portal dedicated to progress made and impact of CSR in Haiti
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 – 03:09 PM EST
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /CSRwire/ - Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) introduced an online portal, "Haiti: Two Years Later," to mark the two years that have passed since the country experienced the devastating earthquake. The portal’s focus is on the entrepreneurial opportunities for rebuilding and social progress that exist today in Haiti, as well as the important role business investments, including CSR programs, are playing.
“In the last two years, Haiti has forced companies to think more strategically about how to run a successful business in a country that not only requires market adaptation but also social investment,” said BCLC’s Global CSR Manager, Taryn Bird, in a recent blog post. “Working in Haiti means that a company’s CSR and business units must fuse their respective tenets to find opportunity for market success and social improvement.”
BCLC’s Haiti: Two Years Later portal includes:
Businesses played a key role in the immediate relief effort two years ago, donating resources and funds to the tune of nearly $148 million. This business response is the fourth-largest to a natural disaster, behind only Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the Southeast Asia tsunami in late 2004, and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami last year.
The Haiti: Two Years Later portal will be updated as more developments in the region occur. If you know of a specific company or a private-sector partnership that is making a long-term difference, let us know.
About The Business Civic Leadership Center
BCLC is the U.S. Chamber’s resource and voice for businesses’ social and philanthropic interests. Its mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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