Friday, July 1, 2011

Global business consulting firm commits to reducing disaster risk

Global business consulting firm commits to reducing disaster risk as 'Disaster Risk Reduction Private Sector Partnership' initiative launches

30 June 2011, Mexico City - President Mauricio Mobarak of United Consulting & Corporate Services Global (UC&CS) has signed the 'Statement of Commitment by the Private Sector for Disaster Prevention, Resilience and Risk Reduction', announced by UNISDR's Private Sector Advisory Group during the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Geneva, Switzerland in May.

The advisory group is comprised of members from the private sector taking the lead in ensuring the safety of long-term investments and planning ahead to protect industry and society from disasters, economic disruptions while ensuring business continuity. Members include leaders and executives from IBM, WillisRe, Credit Suisse, Titan America, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group, MunichRe Foundation, and Kokusai Kogyo Holdings.

“We are very happy to have signed the UNISDR Private Sector Statement of Commitment. As a private sector business providing financial and business risk assessment and mitigation, we felt this was a natural fit. We look forward to using our established network of affiliates across the globe to aid in furthering the commitment’s goals,” said Mr. Mobarak.

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