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Interstate Conflict is the new top concern for Global Risks 2015

Interstate Conflict is the new top concern for Global Risks 2015

The WEF Global Risks 2015 identifies ‘interstate conflict’ as the top catastrophe threat of concern, in a new ranking order of business risks for the next decade. Managing the business risk posed by political instability and other threats is a research theme of the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies. Ahead of its yearly meeting inRead more

Just in case… Hong Kong’s autumn forecast: pack an umbrella

Just in case… Hong Kong’s autumn forecast: pack an umbrella

Earlier in the year, the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies ran a stress test to factor the global economic risk of a hypothetical ‘Millennial uprising’ – that is, a far reaching anti-austerity protest, helmed by the young, the educated and the unemployed, modelled on the Occupy and indignados movements. Our social unrest scenario was centredRead more