Strategic Business Risk: 2008 — The Top 10 Risks for Global Business

Ernst & Young has released a report that idenfies the top 10 strategic risks for global business by analysing top risks by major sectors. Top 10 Strategic Business Risks are:

Regulatory and compliance risk
Global financial shocks
Aging consumers and workforce
The inability to capitalize on emerging markets
Industry consolidation/transition
Energy shocks
Execution of strategic transactions
Cost inflation
Radical greening
Consumer demand shifts

Detail sector specific plotting of risks and report can be downloaded here


3 Responses to “Strategic Business Risk: 2008 — The Top 10 Risks for Global Business”

  1. 1 DIPAK GHOSE February 11, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Risk are dynamic in nature hence at this point in time the list of risks listed may be relevant. However they cannot be universaly accepted for the year 2008,we are only in Feb’08.
    Would appreciate if the updation is informed to me. in my e id.
    Dipak Ghose

  2. 2 Faisal Danka March 24, 2008 at 6:59 pm


    I am in agreement with your view, but partially. Whilst I understand that risks are dynamic in nature, I think the identification in post above are more or less the categories of risks rather than specific risks.

    For example, few years ago it was Sarbanes Oxley, next could be NASDAQ’s Symbology or Basel II Capital Adequacy, etc. However, they all fall under Regulatory and Compliance Risks. Another more relevant example is of the subprime valuation and relevant write downs, which have now translated into Credit crunch, what’s next? Property bust or de-pegging of major currencies? Who knows? but they fall under Global financial shocks.

    Thanks for your comments, and please I encourage you to participate in further discussions.


    Faisal Danka

  3. 3 abu aufa January 2, 2009 at 2:09 am

    thanks, this information has used to be added to overview my business in some sclaes during 2008. how about top 10 risks for global business in 2009 ? did you release an article like this ?

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