Disaster-Proof Yourself by Building Resilience

Framework for a more secure future

15/11/2013

Resilience

Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines in November 2013, is only the latest in a series of super storms that are wreaking havoc on people's lives.

Whether super storms or other extreme natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, heat waves or droughts, all destroy lives, homes and communities.

They also cause far-reaching damage to national economies and international markets, interrupting supply chains and affecting commerce around the globe.

Every year, an estimated 80,000 people are killed worldwide by natural disasters, with an additional 200 million affected. Economic losses can run to $100 billion a year.

A report by IESE Prof. Adrian Done, in collaboration with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom, offers recommendations on how best to prepare for and respond to extreme natural disasters such as these, going beyond short-term relief to implementing long-term protection and security measures.

Read full article on the IESE Insight website.