Connecting Business Initiative Annual Report 2021

Connecting Business Initiative Annual Report 2021

April 19, 2022

The Connecting Business initiative (CBi) Annual Report provides an overview of the achievements of private sector networks on disaster preparedness, response and recovery in 2021 and results of the CBi Annual Survey. It also includes a summary of the results during the first five years of the initiative.

Since its launch on 24 May 2016 during the World Humanitarian Summit, CBi has helped the private sector respond to more than 100 disasters, ranging from tropical cyclones, major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to situations involving conflict, violence and displacement. CBi Member Networks have helped over 18 million people and mobilized more than US$84 million in cash and in-kind support.

To date, 70% of CBi Member Networks have been formally recognized as private sector representatives in their national disaster management offices, emergency operations centres and/or international humanitarian coordination structures. These achievements are making the case for collective private sector action in disaster management and have spurred on other similar initiatives around the world.

In 2021 CBi Member Networks are made up of over 8,000 individual business, association and federation members that together represent more than 275,000 micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) as well as national and multinational companies from a wide range of industries.