Posts Tagged ‘ Maplecroft ’

Climate Change Vulnerability

Nov 25th, 2011 | By
Climate Change Vulnerability

A major new mapping study analyzing climate change vulnerability down to 25 square kilometers worldwide reveals that some of the world’s fastest growing populations are increasingly at risk from the impacts of climate-related natural hazards and sea level rise. The Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) released by risk analysis and mapping firm Maplecroft analyzes the
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Nuclear Power Facilities in Seismic and Storm Surge Zones

Mar 29th, 2011 | By
Nuclear Power Facilities in Seismic and Storm Surge Zones

The recent Fukushima Daiichi incident has reopened the nuclear debate. Risk analysis and mapping firm Maplecroft has produced a global map of nuclear power stations, revealing the vulnerability to seismic, tsunami and storm surge risk of these facilities and the levels of energy security risks that countries face in the long-term [...]



Natural Hazards Update – Australia, China, Chile…

Feb 23rd, 2011 | By
Natural Hazards Update – Australia, China, Chile…

  Maplecroft, a firm specializing in corporate risk intelligence, has compiled the following overview of natural disasters that have struck 6 countries in the past two weeks. Subscribers to the company’s web site can also download a Natural Disasters Index and maps showing economic losses associated with natural disasters. Overview Australia. 16 February 2011. Tropical Cyclone Carlos
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Egypt: Key Business and Environmental Risks

Feb 8th, 2011 | By
Egypt: Key Business and Environmental Risks

Egypt continues to witness social, economic and political turmoil as thousands of protestors have vowed to increase the momentum of demonstrations across the country. The majority demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled Egypt for three decades. Having taken power in 1981 following the assassination of former President Anwar al-Sadat by Islamist
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Climate Change Vulnerability: Country Rankings

Oct 24th, 2010 | By
Climate Change Vulnerability: Country Rankings

A new Climate Change Vulnerability Index has been released by the risk analysis firm Maplecroft. The index uses 42 separate social, economic, and environmental indicators to calculate the vulnerability of 170 countries to the impacts of climate change over the next 30 years. Sixteen countries, including some of the fast-growing economies in Asia, were identified
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Climate Change Leaders: 350 Best U.S. Companies

Oct 9th, 2010 | By
Climate Change Leaders: 350 Best U.S. Companies

Maplecroft launched rebalanced rankings for the Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs), which rate the top 350 U.S. companies based on their climate innovation and carbon management programs. GE, Ford, Alcoa, Air Products, J&J, Praxair, Lexmark, Intel, UTC and AMD top the list. [More...]



Natural Hazards Update – Pakistan, South Korea, China, Russia…

Aug 11th, 2010 | By
Natural Hazards Update – Pakistan, South Korea, China, Russia…

Maplecroft, a firm specializing in corporate risk intelligence, has compiled the following overview of natural disasters that have struck 15 countries in the past two weeks. Subscribers to the company’s web site can also download a Natural Disasters Index and maps showing economic losses associated with natural disasters.  Overview Pakistan. 11 August 2010. The death toll from
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Water Shortages Threaten Global Security

Jul 11th, 2010 | By
Water Shortages Threaten Global Security

Water shortages and competition for water pose an increasing threat to global security according to a new report prepared by Maplecroft, a firm that specializes in corporate risk intelligence. The Water Security Risk Index described in this article evaluates the water security of 165 countries and can be used by multinational companies to identify potential risks to their operations and global supply chains.



Child Labor Supply Chain Risks in the BRICs

Jul 5th, 2010 | By
Child Labor Supply Chain Risks in the BRICs

Supply chain risks associated with child labor in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China are increasing according to a new report released by Maplecroft. The report analyzes the most recent events, reports and published raw data to offer a detailed overview of the child labor situation in the BRICs. It will enable business and investors to identify potential supply chain risks and investment risks arising from child labor in the world’s fastest growing economies.