Corporate Engagement in Natural Disaster Response: Piecing Together the Value Chain

Commissioned by Chevron and published on behalf of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in 2012, this report addresses the following issues: (1) ongoing efforts to better match corporate supply with humanitarian demands through common convening platforms; (2) the important role of the U.S. government in guiding corporate engagement; (3) the need to transfer corporate skill sets to humanitarian partners through focused staff exchange programs; (4) the case for greater corporate action in the areas of disaster risk reduction and recovery as a means to strengthen consumer markets and product supply chains; and (5) the imperative to localize corporate engagement to the greatest extent possible.