Recognizing that the private sector offers a strong network with valuable resources, the Business Roundtable’s Partnership for Disaster Response has fostered cross-sector and public-private partnerships to help communities in crisis following large-scale disasters.  Host Karl Matzke, a Stanford Graduate School of Business alumnus and volunteer first responder, has a conversation with Partnership for Disaster Response chair and Brinks Co. CEO Michael Dan, discussing the goals of the Partnership, specific ways that Brinks Co. operates to protect its business and key stakeholders when disaster strikes, and how other businesses may adapt their vocation after a disaster. A rapid response is critical, as lives can be saved and damage minimized if programs are planned and implemented with greater coordination — all with a sense of unity and purpose.