This was originally published on the GlobalRisk Community website http://globalriskcommunity.com. by Michael C. Thomsett.

This, of course, is the ever-present challenge for all risk managers. If a risk is unthinkable, how do you plan for it, mitigate it, or prevent it?

     For example, a global pandemic not only causes widespread death but shuts down the supply chain and bypasses all risk management efforts and programs. To make matters worse than the mortality issues, the risks of civil unres...


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