Karl Matzke is an experienced first responder and management consultant. He interviews the heros of disaster response who may operate from a number of unexpected outposts. His guests are from NGOs, business, academia, and civil society. They respond as part of very organized multinational organizations or simply spontaneous self-organized initiatives.
This series is an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is sponsored by The Partnership for Disaster Response, an initiative of Business Roundtable to expand corporate commitment, beyond financial contributions, to enhance and accelerate on-the-ground relief and recovery following major disasters in the United States and abroad. Business Roundtable created The Partnership for Disaster Responsefollowing the Asian tsunami in 2004. Although Business Roundtable companies contributed generously to the relief efforts, better coordination would have led to a more efficient and effective response. The Partnership for Disaster Response was first activated after Hurricane Katrina.