BSR recently released the new research report “Climate Resilience and the Role of the Private Sector in Thailand”, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.
The report demonstrates the important role the private sector plays in building resilience and adaptive capacity in the face of a range of climate-related shocks and where opportunities exist for further action. The report focuses on Thailand, which suffered severe flooding in 2011 and faces a range of risks from climate change. Although climate change affects business and communities all over the world, the specific mandate of this report is to examine climate risks and strategies for resilience in Thailand exclusively.
It includes four examples of how organizations are tackling this issue and present opportunities for future action by the business community. These examples are set in the Thai context, but they include elements that can be applied by companies working in other countries facing similar challenges.
One of the case studies is Prudence Foundation’s disaster preparedness and recovery programme in Thailand. Prudence Foundation partnered with the Foundation for Older Persons’ Development (FOPDEV), our partner in Thailand to build the resilience of vulnerable and marginalized groups in northeastern and central Thailand in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Chai Nat provinces. The program also encourages the communities in these provinces to participate in monitoring local implementation of policies, especially related to income security in old age, disaster preparedness and recovery (DPR), and to expand their engagement with local authorities.
The report is available to download here.