There have been some calls for greater private sector involvement in disaster reduction but little attempt to explain what role it might play. This project was a first step towards filling that gap by looking at the extent and nature of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in disaster reduction, exploring the process of private sector engagement and its results. It concentrated on 'natural' disasters and measures to prepare for and mitigate against future disasters with a global 'overview' study, complemented by studies from five South Asian countries (Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal). This final report outlines the project's background and objectives, methodology, findings and outputs.
DFID, London, UK, 9 pp.
Corporate social responsibility and disaster reduction: a preliminary investigation.