The Changing Landscape of Business Risk
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In the modern era, the pace of business is fast – but the pace of technological change is even faster.
As a result, the landscape of business risks is constantly shifting and changing, and both entrepreneurs and investors need to be on top of the potential factors that could disrupt their chances of success. At the same time, they also need to be prepared to address and mitigate new risks as they crop up.
TODAY’S BIGGEST RISKS
Today’s infographic comes to us from Raconteur, and it highlights the forces that have been shaping the business risk landscape – both today and as projected for the future.
Using data from the 2017 Global Risk Management Survey done by insurance company Aon, it shows the top business risks according to 1,843 risk decision-makers from 33 industry sectors in over 60 countries.
Raconteur’s infographic also points to the biggest long-term risks to business, and the risks that get the most underestimated. These both come from a 2018 report by German asset manager Allianz, which includes opinions from a selection of risk experts.
The Biggest Long Term Risks
2. New technologies
3. Climate change/increasing volatility of weather
The Most Underestimated Risks
2. Business interruption
3. New technologies
As you’ll notice, the risk of “cyberincidents” tops both lists.
This is particularly interesting, because in the previous survey of business leaders, the potential business risk of “cybercrime, hacking, viruses, and malicious codes” was the one that leaders said they were most prepared for, with a 79% readiness level.
Yet, cyberincidents – which have an estimated annual impact of $450 billion per year – are both the top long-term risk and the most underestimated risk according to risk experts in the Allianz report.
Could business leaders be overconfident about this kind of threat?