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DRI International issues its Third Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

Each November DRI International publishes its Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report. This provides a summary of key trends that emerged over the course of the year as well as insight into the current state of the profession. The 2017 edition of the report is now available. Developed by DRI International’s Future Vision Committee, the report is supported by the views of a wide range of certified business continuity practitioners who were surveyed on a variety of issues.

According to the report, the current top eight global risk and resilience trends are:

  • The core role of resilience professionals remains the management of situations which could best be described as ‘disruptive risk’.
  • Resilience professionals have a clear vision about the relative importance of a wide range of risks to their organization’s continuity, or even its survival.
  • Supply chain disruptions are increasingly perceived as a significant business risk for large, complex, organizations
  • The resilience profession has broadened and matured significantly, with responses to the survey being fielded from almost every business
    sector imaginable.
  • The DRII analysis shows very little difference in the views and opinions of resilience professionals globally when it comes to identifying the risks about which they are most concerned.
  • Crisis management skills and techniques are being incorporated into the traditional business continuity landscape.
  • There has been less progress than expected in bringing together various related disciplines under one coherent resilience portfolio.
  • There are still too many organizations where resilience professionals are seen (and also see themselves) just as the people who know what to do when things go wrong.

Read the report (registration required).

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