Research

The Citizen in the Centre?

By Erik Koopman. Municipalities face significant challenges and uncertainties in carrying out their new tasks in the social domain. Many municipalities have chosen for a central role for social district teams. Even though the district teams vary greatly in their tasks and structure, in general the teams exist to discover the genuine need for help and support for citizens and […]

Flooding after Storm Desmond

Source: Zurich The storms that battered the north of England and parts of Scotland at the end of 2015 and early 2016 caused significant damage and disruption to families and businesses across tight knit rural communities and larger towns and cities. This came just two years after Storm Xaver inflicted significant damage to the east coast of England. Flooding is […]

Index for Risk Management

INFORM has released its second annual global results report. It is based on the understanding and measuring of the risk in humanitarian crises and disasters as well as the conditions that lead affecting sustainable development. Since last year there have been made some changes in the INFORM methodology.The way that conflict risk is measured has been imroved and the model […]

Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2015-2025

Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2015-2025 analyses, for the first time, the potential impact on the economic output (GDP@Risk) of 301 of the world’s major cities from 18 manmade and natural threats: 301 cities, 18 threat, US$4.56trn at risk. Based on original research by the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the Index shows how governments, businesses and […]

AON’s Political Risk Map

Aon Risk Solutions, announced that its Interactive Political Risk Map. The online interactive map complements the print map, and was launched in partnership with Roubini Global Economics to expand the suite of tools offered to clients. It draws on 15 years of emerging market data collection to measure political risks in 163 countries and territories to help companies assess the risk levels of exchange transfer, legal […]

Swiss Re SONAR: New emerging risk insights

Swiss Re update report highlights new and emerging risks the re/insurance industry expects to face over the next few years: SONAR report looks at 21 emerging risk themes, their potential impact and cascading effects across the industry. The four emerging risks with the highest potential impact are de-globalisation, super natural catastrophes, the “great monetary experiment” and the challenge of the […]

2015 Global Risk Management Survey

“Our 2015 Global Risk Management survey, compiled from responses from over 1,400 risk management professionals in 60 countries, shows companies grappling with new risks but differing on how they rank and how best to address them. Threats to companies’ reputations and cyber risk rank high among business leaders’ top risk concerns, while economic and regulatory risks along with increased competition […]