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1. GlobalRisks 2011

2. New Discussions, Blogs and videos

3. New profiling capabilities

4. Information for marketing managers – our new sponsorship and advertisement package.

Dear GlobalRisk Community member,



World Economic Forum has published its GlobalRisk Report 2011

The report warns that economic imbalances, volatile commodity prices and currencies, and governments' budget shortfalls are "unsustainable".

Economic disparity and global governance failures both influence the evolution of many other global risks and inhibit our capacity to respond effectively to them.

Beyond these two cross-cutting global risks, three important clusters of risks have emerged in this year’s analysis:

The “macroeconomic imbalances” cluster including imbalances and currency volatility, fiscal crises and asset price collapse arise from the tension between the increasing wealth and influence of emerging economies and high levels of debt in advanced economies

The “illegal economy” cluster including state fragility, illicit trade, organized crime and corruption.

The “water-food-energy” cluster: A rapidly rising global population and growing prosperity are putting unsustainable pressures on resources.


Five risks have been designated as “risks to watch”,

• Cyber-security issues ranging from the growing prevalence of cyber theft to the little-understood possibility of all-out cyber warfare;

• Demographic challenges adding to fiscal pressures in advanced economies and creating severe risks to social stability in emerging economies;

• Resource security issues causing extreme volatility and sustained increases over the long run in energy and commodity prices, if supply is no longer able to keep up with demand;

• Retrenchment from globalisation through populist responses to economic disparities, if emerging economies do not take up a leadership role;

• Weapons of mass destruction, especially the possibility of renewed nuclear proliferation between states.


We already saw the Economic disparity has been shockingly exposed in the events in Tunis last week. And this might be just a small repetition of what might happen on a much larger scale in countries such as Egypt, Iran, Pakistan.



By the way if you've got a frog for a picture, hurry up and replace it!



Issue highlights:



We’ve got many new and interesting discussions initiated in the last couple of weeks. 


What are "Safety statistics & Safety plannig control" started by Annus uddin Khan

With the advent of global communication, is risk increased or reduced? By Leatha Dasher

Who are the most respected/best individuals in the Risk space in th...

Human Threats to Technology and the Role of Forensic Psychology in ... By Jonathan A. Dudek


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New profiling capabilities.


Starting from this week we added a number of profile questions which every new member has to fill in when he/she signs up to the community site.

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New member introductions.


Vikrant Yadav has introduced himself in our introduction thread.

Everyone is welcome to go ahead and introduce him/her self to the community either via this thread or by creating a separate discussion. 



New Blog posts:


COSO Releases Two Additional Thought Papers on Enterprise Risk Mana...

Advanced Derivatives Calculator - OptionMatrix. Contributed by open...

New Year, New Bank Failures by Marvin Clark

Business Risks by Riskviews 

2011 Job Search Strategies

Cloud Infrastructure as a Service by Abba Nayaya 

We've got a large number of new video presentations uploaded by C Penland about global Insurance and pension business. Check out our video section http://globalriskcommunity.com/video/video


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Commercial and marketing information:


We help recruiters, marketing and sales managers who want to create a greater visibility for their products and services among their prospects in the Risk market with much better results than traditional media. By working with us you will increase your customer base and decrease your marketing costs at the same time,

Companies and individuals are welcome to become sponsors. We just issued our sponsorship and advertisement packages for 2011. We are currently providing Founding, Bronze, Silver and Gold sponsorship programmes. Please have a look at our sponsorship brochure http://www.scribd.com/doc/46965766/GRCsponsorship2011-V3; We are open to discuss any dedicated solutions that might suit your organisation and budget.


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Thank you for being here.

Boris Agranovich

GlobalRisk Community, Founder