Sources of Emerging Risks

A recent Risk Summit by the Center for Excellence in ERM at St. John's University focused on how to review noise and emerging risks.  Numerous tools and methods were also discussed, as well as the sources of risk. 

To best identify noise and emerging risks a wide variety of sources should be used. The sources mentioned included:

Operational incidents

RSS feeds

Political timelines and stories

Where startups and angel investors are focusing


Industry reports

Customer complaints

Social Media

Academic studies

New implementations

Published risk surveys

NGO agendas

Customer satisfaction surveys and metrics

Annual plans 

Internal risk assessments

Macroeconomic news

Strategic plans

Employee feedback



Industry conferences

Client input

Regulator and competitor actions

Value shifts appearing in the market