AECOM Thought Leadership: Do private-sector investments in disaster resilience make good business sense?

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AECOM Thought Leadership: Do private-sector investments in disaster resilience make good business sense?

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In his most recent thought leadership article, AECOM's Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Lawrence discusses how private-sector investments in disaster resilience make good business sense.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: Thought Leadership

CONTENT: Article

By: Gary Lawrence
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM

Last month, I was invited as a private-sector representative to participate in a United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction preparatory conference in Geneva.  The meeting was focused on preparation to improve the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction — an international meeting to be held in Sendai, Japan, from 14-18 March 2015.

The discussion focused around increasing the valuable and catalytic role that public-private partnerships can play in guiding smarter investment decisions and increasing the capital available for key infrastructure development.  We spent a great deal of time on the topic: “Can private-sector investments in disaster resilience make good business sense?

The business representatives, including myself, agreed that the answer is yes, but it is neither simple nor easy.

Find out how private-sector investments in disaster resilience can make good business sense in Gary Lawrence's most recent Environmental Leader article. 

 

About AECOM
Ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm, with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  With approximately 45,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM had revenue of $7.9 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

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Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | AECOM | Business Ethics | Disaster Resilience | Environment | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | Sustainable Investment | architecture | construction | engineering

CAMPAIGN: Thought Leadership

CONTENT: Article

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