Analysis and commentary on emerging risks from Verisk experts
Perspectives offers commentary and analyses from experts across multiple Verisk business units on a range of health and safety topics including civil unrest, COVID-19, the environment, oil, gas, and energy, among many others.
Climate change means more extreme weather catastrophes. The ability to anticipate and prepare for extreme weather, not just in terms of a single event from a single peril but also in terms of a series of such events over an entire year, can have widespread benefits to society.
And yet, we’re often caught off guard, or at least under-prepared, for many extreme weather events, leading the public to believe they were completely unpredictable—so-called black swans.
Spurred by recessions, the pandemic and local political factors, civil unrest is roiling populations around the globe. The U.S. is no exception.Read the article
What could happen to insurers and food supplies if a once-in-a-century drought struck the U.S.? Buckle up.Read the article
Human rights abuses in countries critical to products like batteries and hand sanitizer could introduce new risks for companies.Read the article
As deadly as the pandemic has been, its survivors may face life-altering complications and lingering effects from the novel coronavirus.Read the article
As more research is undertaken on the causes of obesity, could food be “the new tobacco” when it comes to litigation risks?Read the article
From suffocating wildfire smog to climate altering greenhouse gases, global air pollution causes millions of deaths a year and severe economic damage.Read the article
It’s no secret that a warming planet could introduce scores of property and natural catastrophe risks. But don’t overlook the health impacts that could result as well.Read the article
Thought buying toilet paper was tough? COVID-19 played havoc with energy supply lines and created new risks in the process.Read the article
Will the pandemic derail efforts to go green, or will it spur a renewed push for greater sustainability?Read the article
When it comes to communicating risks, particularly around chemical safety, the truth is rarely simple.Read the article
The Emerging Issues team covers more than 40 emerging risks and trends to help insurers and risk management professionals better identify and understand the risk exposures of the future. Our research also informs product development at Verisk.
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