Global Forecast - 2015
Multiple sources of conflict and unrest have shaken the international community in 2014. From the seizure of territory in Iraq and Syria by militant Islamist group Islamic State (IS), to a proxy war between Ukraine and Russia in the eastern Donbass region, and the largest Ebola outbreak in history spreading through West Africa, it has been a turbulent 12 months.
As we enter 2015, clients can expect to see the continuation of these trends, with terrorism, civil unrest and public health among central concerns for risk managers. As companies move into increasingly uncertain and complex environments, the rise in insecurity has given way to higher operational risks.
Our risk analysts have compiled an assertive forecast using their regional expertise, and we hope that you find it a useful tool with which to mitigate business risks in 2015.