Using ISO Standards to Improve Community Resilience

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Community preparation and response to large storms and wildfires has become extremely expensive in more ways than one. This has prompted Moody’s to change its ratings on community development. https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-Climate-change-is-forecast-to-heighten-US-exposure-to--PR_376056. It is likely that other rating setting organizations will follow suit. Lower ratings for communities involved in long-term recovery efforts means capital costs will be compounded and have a ripple effect on community services and future plans.

A new sustainability standard for communities (ISO 37101:2016) has been developed that can help with these issues. This webinar will explain it, and demonstrate how the use of the standard will lead to enhanced mitigation and financial access outcomes (http://bit.ly/2y9YLDs ). Implementing this standard can forestall the lower ratings for communities that have been affected by last year’s large events.

Bob Pojasek has literally written the book on how to use international standards to advance management practices at the business, municipal and city level. He is the author of “Organizational Risk Management and Sustainability: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide.” (http://tiny.cc/xz3fhy) Pojasek teaches an online, open enrollment course (“Fundamentals of Organizational Sustainability”) at Harvard University Division of Continuing Education. He has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Corporate Responsibility Association and as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Sustainability Professionals.


The code to access the webinar will be released at 3:00 PM the day prior (Thursday, January 25th). All ISD BAC members and paid attendees will be notified to make sure they purchased the correct ticket.


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