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Global Risks Report 2023
Tougher trade-offs risk eroding climate action, human development and future resilience.
Why Your Assumptions About the FTX Collapse May Be Wrong
On Friday, November 11th, cryptocurrency exchange FTX Trading Limited (“FTX”) and its sister cryptocurrency trading firm Alameda Research (“Alameda”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Ethereum: What Has Happened Since the Merge?
Ethereum recently made the switch to greener blockchain operations, a transition thought to be crucial to allowing the market to scale
Increase Confidence in Cyber Mitigations by Managing Digitization Risks
HR needs a seat at the table to manage cybersecurity risks associated with accelerated deployment of digital solutions
Fulfilling a Legacy of Societal Risk Management
This initiative applies five core insurance sector capabilities to a series of innovative Pioneer Projects that illustrate the power of insurance in risk reduction efforts.
Global Risks Report 2022: Worlds Apart
The 17th edition of the report unpacks some of the critical global tensions that may worsen the pandemic’s cascading impacts.
Recharging driverless mobility
Advances in enabling technologies are catalyzing the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs), yet concerns with safety and scalability continue to stifle commercial viability. Electrifying AVs to create electric autonomous vehicles (E-AVs) could help overcome some of these challenges by capitalizing on the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) while reducing costs and enhancing sustainability.
2021 AFP RISK SURVEY
Technology and people play equal roles in providing treasury teams and their organizations with the resiliency to effectively manage risk.
Harnessing Technology Convergence
As innovative disruption and pandemic-induced constraints present challenges to existing business models, the convergence of complementary technologies is creating a range of capabilities in smart factories that are improving productivity, flexibility, and business continuity.
Cutting pay for jobs that move out of Silicon Valley? Not so fast
As soon as some of Silicon Valley's tech giants said they would allow indefinite remote work—and in some cases adjust pay for those who moved out of the San Francisco Bay Area—both employees and employers began to consider the impact of these decisions. National data covering all industries would suggest that someone moving from the Bay Area to a lower cost locale—quite literally anywhere else in the US—might expect a pay cut. For example, a move to Portland, Oregon, might results in a reduction of 20% or more, based on national pay surveys. Such theoretical cuts have many potential implications. Tech workers would need to assess the impact on their lifestyles when moving to lower cost of living locations. Companies ""headquartered"" outside of the Bay Area could better compete for talent against Silicon Valley-""based"" companies that just moved in. Human resources functions would be tasked with the tough administration and messaging of pay changes. But is that really what the data tells us is likely to happen?
Pay cuts for relocation remain uncertain among high tech employers
This week several Mercer colleagues and I hosted our first ever virtual Mercer | Comptryx conference. Like many organizations this year, we converted our global conferences into virtual ones. While there were many downsides to a virtual conference, it did allow us to have larger audiences and seamless live surveying. And with the acceleration towards an increasingly geographically distributed workforce, what better way than to get "real-time" results on one of the hottest topics: will employers cut pay for workers that move out of Silicon Valley?
Emerging technologies and the future of infrastructure
The transformative and disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are reimagining the possibilities for the built environment.
Global Risks for Infrastructure: The Technology Challenge
Technological innovation is reimagining the possibilities for the built environment, challenging infrastructure investors and operators alike to pre-empt disruption and actively seek fresh margins.
COVID-19 Risks Outlook: A Preliminary Mapping and Its Implications
Economic distress dominates companies’ top concerns, yet leaders must act now to address the knock-on effect of far-reaching environmental, societal, and technological risks
Building National Resilience: Aligning mindsets, capabilities, and investment
Explores the key issues for national and subnational governments, focusing on effective country-level risk management
2020 AFP Risk Survey
Financial professionals cite cybersecurity as most challenging risk to manage; strategic risks will have the greatest impact on earnings