Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey have swept through. The winds have died down, and the rain has ended. Soon, the TV news trucks will go, too, and all that will be left is people trying to put their lives together.

Kevin Perkins, a Harvey survivor taking shelter at a Houston convention center, lost everything.

“It’s hell,” he told the Associated Press.

The flood took everything from Raeann Barber, too.

“I have what I have on, a T-shirt and a pair of shorts,” Barber said.

Irma and Harvey survivors have the nation’s attention right now. But to meet their needs—now and in the future—we need a bold, new approach to disaster philanthropy.

Because the truth is climate-related natural disasters are increasing in frequency and severity. Around the world, disasters related to changing temperatures, precipitation, sea levels, and other factors increased 41 percent in 2015 compared with the previous decade’s annual average.

The private sector is uniquely positioned to help reimagine the future of disaster philanthropy. It has the agility, expertise, and resources to bring new solutions to scale.

New research from GlobalGiving and The Conference Board, “The Future of Disaster Philanthropy,” outlines key challenges and opportunities for the private sector in the face of climate change. Here are three takeaways from the research that can help your company get the community back on its feet after Maria, Harvey, and Irma and help prevent future large-scale suffering:

  • Invest in risk reduction
  • Foster locally driven solutions
  • Include more stakeholders, including employees, in disaster decision-making

Read the full article about why companies must adjust when it comes to disaster relief strategy at GlobalGiving.