Insights on emerging and long-term risks

Home|Insights on emerging and long-term risks

ERI Risk Radar 2016

The CRO Forum’s Emerging Risk Initiative is committed to continuously improve risk management and identify emerging risks within the insurance industry. The Emerging Risk Initiative identified the current emerging risk which are expected to have [...]

Water Risk

Water risks are often underestimated, disregarded or simply ignored. They represent major emerging risks for the re/insurance industry and for global society in terms of scarcity, pollution, health, treatment, conflicts, regulatory and reputational risks. Water [...]

Environmental, Social and Governance factors in Country Risk Management – a new horizon

This paper is the fourth blueprint in our series on managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges in business transactions, focusing on the core functions of the insurance industry – risk transfer and investments. Environmental, [...]

Endocrine Disruptors

Human and animal life is widely exposed to many artificial substances that interfere with the sensitively constructed hormonal system. Substances that interfere with hormones are called Endocrine Disrupting compounds/chemicals (EDC). EDCs are a truly emerging [...]

Power blackouts pose growing challenge to society and industry: urgent action is needed

A study by the Chief Risk Officer’s (CRO) Forum has found that the risk of large scale power disruptions is set to increase due to the growing interconnectedness of electricity grids, changing mix of power sources and aging infrastructure

Nanotechnology

This presents the insurance industry with significant challenges and opportunities. The paper recommends that assessing risk over the life cycle of these nanomaterials should be standard practice for the nanotechnology industry, as well as for their insurers and reinsurers.

Longevity Risk

The longevity paper finds that increased life expectancy will challenge society to provide adequate income to all individuals through old age. Consequently, demand for longevity risk mitigation solutions is growing, and life insurers should play an important role. However, their current capacity to take longevity risk onto their balance sheets is small relative to global longevity risk exposure.