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Abstract

Creating community resilience is a daunting task, both in scope and application, therefore it is useful to examine related efforts to inform our strategy. Sustainability, specifically corporate sustainability, has developed through similar challenges and provides insight into the possible trajectory of community resilience management. We find that both concepts reflect similar origins, developmental paths and merging goals at a scale that can be systematically managed. Therefore, we describe four strategies from corporate sustainability management that can be applied to community resilience 1) consider the community context while implementing an increasingly broad view of responsibility; 2) integrate and engage across constructs; 3) employ strategic approaches including performance measurement and assessment of progress; 4) communicate with and engage stakeholders; In doing this, we can leverage our efforts, experience, and successes to transform scorecards into strategies, programs into processes, results into sustained performance and engagement into capable, robust and resilient communities.

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