What is the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD)?
We live in an era of unprecedented prosperity, which means that when disasters strike, they are more costly than ever.
Historically, communities been very reactive to disasters; however, time and again, this has proven to be costly, disruptive, and harmful for community economic development, reputation, and investment flows. We know that every dollar spent in resilience planning and community improvements can save up to seven dollars in disaster recovery costs. We also know that no single entity can respond to disasters alone. They affect all of us. This has to change.
ISD is at the forefront of that change. Our work in fostering resilience, accelerating recovery, and transforming communities is making a difference in communities around the world. Our network of networks is facilitating the sharing of information and best practices, and providing critical mutual assistance and support before, during and after disasters. Get involved with the ISD network today. Join our efforts in disrupting how communities are preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters.