Resource Security

The flow of society’s essentials — food, water, energy — is being increasingly disrupted as populations and incomes rise in emergent economies and climatic shifts deepen.

Consequences already visible include price volatility, intransigent barriers to growth, and escalating conflict. The Global Risk Center works to isolate the most salient resource risk factors, their interrelationships, and solutions with promise. This is an endeavor with multiple focal points, including infrastructure, technology, market structures, and logistics.

The accessibility and sustainability of our infrastructure in the future depends on making the right choices and investments now.

New Thinking

A time of transition.

Emerging physical, financial and virtual risks pose ever greater threats to the energy sector, and they do so at a time of policy and technology transition. Resilience is one of the most important considerations for the energy sector today.


The Road to Resilience – Managing Cyber Risks

Networked technologies and infrastructures have made resilience to cyber risk critical to current and future energy security. The Road to Resilience – Managing Cyber Risks outlines actions to improve the energy sector’s response to rising cyber threats.

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Evolving risks — and their impact.

The Road to Resilience series, a collaboration between Marsh & McLennan Companies, The World Energy Council, and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, focuses on three critical emerging risks – extreme weather events, energy-water-food nexus and cyber risks – identified as key uncertainties for energy leaders.  This series of reports examines the evolution of these risks and their impact on energy infrastructure, and identifies measures to increase resilience of – and improve the financing conditions for – investment in energy infrastructure that is able to cope with these new challenges.