Emerging risks: case studies
Since 2007, we have been highlighting selected emerging risks by publishing case studies in our (former) Corporate Responsibility Reports.
Through our SONAR process, we screen, cluster and further assess emerging risks and then carry out in-depth investigations of selected topics. Drawing on these investigations, we have published a case study in each of our Corporate Responsibility Reports between 2007 and 2018.
Case studies since 2007
2007 Electromagnetic fields
2008 Critical infrastructure
2009 Carbon nanotubes
2010 Smart grids
2011 Cyber attacks
2012 3D printing
2013 New forms of mobility
2014 Electronic cigarettes
2015 The Internet of Things (IoT)
2016 Human-induced earthquakes
2017 Antimicrobial resistance
2018 Algorithmic decision-making
From emerging risk to core business
Several of the emerging risks published in our former Corporate Responsibility Reports have subsequently gained in significance for Swiss Re's business. As we understand and define emerging risks, it should be noted that they may also create new business opportunities as they mature. Two emerging risks that have become highly relevant for our business since we first identified them are "Critical infrastructure" and "Cyber attacks" .