ARISE – Philippines is a Local Network of ARISE (the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies). ARISE is a United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) – led network of private sector entities whose members voluntarily commit to support and implement the Sendai Framework, aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Climate Agreement, New Urban Agenda and Agenda for Humanity.
ARISE-Philippines draws its strength from the commitment of each member to help achieve the country’s disaster risk reduction goals. The organization aims to achieve its commitments, through the individual efforts of its members as well as the collective undertakings through collaborations.
To date, it has 146 member private sector organizations that share the vision of a resilient, prosperous future where fewer lives are lost to disasters, capital assets and investments are risk-informed, and infrastructure is resilient to a natural and man-made hazard.
Aboitiz joins the first batch of the Board of Directors in 2020, represented by Maribeth Marasigan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Aboitiz Foundation.