Celebrating 5 years of the Connecting Business initiative
In the last five years CBi business networks have helped people in over 100 crisis. We look forward to expanding our work with our business partners in these critical context to leave no one behind and build back better while accelerating progress towards the SDGs.
The Connecting Business initiative helps to engage the private sector in the humanitarian response to disasters, and to promote locally0led solutions.
CBi's 5-year journey is a terrific testimony to the power of collective action. Its networks have touched the lives of millions of people and CBi will have even greater impact as it engages more companies in more countries.
CBi is reimagining how partnerships can work more effectively and ensure local voices and member networks are leading solutions for their own communities.
Our work with CBi recognizes the role that the business sector can play in limiting disruption and facilitating recovery. It brings critical expertise and coordination on disaster preparedness and recovery to the UN Global Compact and our local networks.
CBi and its networks have made a big difference during the first five years of the initiative. Their expertise has helped us to deliver what matters to communities in need.
CBi has helped us to look at the world differently - especially in humanitarian relief focus areas. at large, this partnership has helped to increase engagement pushing us closer to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
CBi has enabled AGERCA to learn from other networks about emergency response initiatives that we can adapt to your reality in Haiti in order to achieve better results.
CBi has changed the private sector vision and perception in the humanitarian field. Private sector business activities are often exposed to risks. However, thanks to CBi, Member Networks have know-how and support to use their potential resources to reduce risks related to disasters.
Over the last 5 years, our partnership with CBi has been beneficial in pushing forward the agenda of how private sector networks coordinate and collaborate with governments and the UN - ultimately, making a significant difference to people's lives affected by crises.
The CBi platform has enabled us to explore international standards and guidance in achieving resilience along with sustainable development as well as with a value addition of networking with partnering nations in terms of knowledge management and expertise.
The knowledge sharing between CBi networks has given the VBRC additional capacity to change lives. Thanks to CBi tools and guidelines, the private sector has a credible voice in disaster response in Vanuatu.