2011 Emerging Risks
Phantom Business Interruption: No Recourse?
An ARkStorm devastated California nearly 150 years ago. For businesses on the East Coast, there would be no recourse for a repeat.
Solar Weather: Storms From Our Volatile Sun
Coronal mass ejections are due to become more frequent. The consequences of these cosmic events could be colossal and expensive.
Political Risk: Emerging From Left, Right and Center
Political risk never went away, but the ripples of faraway regimes are felt here at home, which is now everywhere.
Toxic Water: Pollution and Scarcity Flow Together
Fracking, pharma, cow dung--whatever the pollution, there's so little fresh water, sullying it makes even less sense.
Sea Level Risk: A Nexus of Climate, Rising Waters and Infrastructure
When more volatile weather meets creaky infrastructure, low-lying areas better look out.
Pervasive Nanotechnology: The Tiniest Risk With the Biggest Potential Impact
It's seemingly everywhere and its impact might not be known for decades.
Cyberleaks: Soft Target, Hard Data
The gap between technological innovation and the ability to protect data offers criminals an opening to launch attacks through the network.
Social Media: Touch Too Much?
It's great to reach people in real time, but you'd better think twice before posting to the web. How and when companies face risks on Facebook.
Aging Workers: Old And Gray ... In the Way or Leading the Way?
Employees face a two-pronged challenge. One comes from workers' comp and disability. Another comes courtesy of employment-practices liability.
Distressed Cities: When the State Falls Short, Who Bears the Cost?
Local governments are looking to the private sector to help fund city services, but some employers are being made to shoulder the burden.
10 Risks That Can Change the Game
More emerging risks that could soon be delivering unanticipated outcomes to an enterprise near you.