Risk is nothing new to the corporate enterprise. It is an accepted part of doing business that stretches back centuries across a tumultuous history of wars, natural disasters and the ups and downs of economic cycles. Yet risks facing businesses today are more challenging than ever. Risks have evolved and expanded along with advancing technologies, new business practices and a changing climate. Those factors in turn are creating added vulnerabilities in key areas related to business continuity, infrastructure, data and personnel security. As companies expand globally, especially into emerging markets, they also assume greater location, geopolitical and reputational risk.
Keywords: The Bigger Picture, risk, location, climate change
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