These 10 countries suffered the most due to natural disasters in 2020

What makes for a resilient leader?

During the early stages of COVID-19, I conducted some research with our local business leaders in the Susquehanna Valley.

From manufacturers to retailers, consultants to construction, I wanted to capture, in real-time, what types of adversity they were facing and what changes they were implementing in the face of a global crisis.

What I learned by interviewing this group of leaders and entrepreneurs were lessons in resiliency. Initially, the biggest challenges were the immediate and serious consequences to how their business operated.

Many sent employees home, shut their doors and began to think hard about what the future held for them personally and for their business.

They were bombarded by information that was often confusing, overwhelming and difficult to navigate in the eye of the storm. But when the dust settled, it was clear that these leaders stepped up and demonstrated significant resilience under crisis conditions…READ ON

These 10 countries suffered the most due to natural disasters in 2020

The World Meteorological Organisation in its latest report said that China lost a whopping $238 billion while India suffered $87 billion last year.

If there were some who believed that climate change isn’t real, then this latest report by the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) will prove how telling the effects of climate change are.

In their report titled ‘The State of the Climate in Asia 2020’, the World Meteorological Organization has highlighted how climate change impacts across Asia in 2020 caused the loss of life of thousands of people, displaced millions of others and cost hundreds of billions of dollars, while wreaking a heavy toll on infrastructure and ecosystems.

The WMO report using estimates predicted by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) stated that natural disasters hitting India in 2020 caused an annual loss of $87 billion…READ ON

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