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The Pinkerton Risk Index dashboard below illustrates the findings of the Risk Index Report through an interactive global map to help business leaders identify where, how and to what degree risk exists around the world.

Risk rankings are easily decoded using our simplified color indicator, with blue representing countries with lower overall risk and red representing countries with higher levels of overall risk. You can also hover over individual countries to see how they perform in the four core areas of risk represented in Pinkerton’s Risk Wheel. You’ll notice that each country has also been assigned a cumulative risk percentage, which indicates that specific nation's susceptibility to risk in relation to every country in the world. Countries with low amounts of overall risk typically share common characteristics like sophisticated economies, strong institutions, quality supply chains, low prevalence of organized crime, commitment to property rights and freedom from corruption. The drop-down menu below the map also lets you select a specific location to easily compare risk rankings for a more customized experience.

While available on a mobile device, the best viewing experience of the Pinkerton Risk Index dashboard is on a desktop browser.

Operational & Physical Risk

  • Business Continuity
    • Blackout and Surge
    • Lifeline Infrastructure Reliability
    • Insurability
    • Access to Credit
    • Security Services
  • Supply Chain
    • Transportation Infrastructure
    • Port Infrastructure
    • Efficiency of Customs
    • Logistics Services
    • Depth of Supplier Market
  • Workforce Risk
    • Executive Talent
    • Labor Quality
    • Competitiveness of Wages
    • Employment and Worker
    • Protections
    • Labor Strife

Business Continuity Risk

Business operations can be disrupted in a variety of ways. This node assesses local and national factors that affect the capacity of organizations and businesses to respond to and recover from major shocks. This node is divided into the following subnodes:

  • Blackout and Surge
  • Lifeline Infrastructure
  • Insurability
  • Access to Credit
  • Security Services

Supply Chain Risk

A robust and reliable supply chain is a critical dimension of business operations that varies widely across countries. This node considers the most important factors affecting supply chain risk, including essential components of supply chain infrastructure and accompanying logistical services. The corresponding subnodes are:

  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Port Infrastructure
  • Efficiency of Customs
  • Logistic Services
  • Depth of Supplier Market

Workforce Risk

The depth and richness of local labor markets varies widely across countries. This node considers a broad range of factors that influence the business costs of acquiring and maintaining an effective workforce. The category is divided into the following subnodes:

  • Executive Talent
  • Labor Quality
  • Employment Dynamics
  • Labor Rights
  • Labor Strife

Market & Economic Risk

  • Social & Political Instability
    • State Fragility
    • Corruption
    • Social Unrest
    • Population Insecurity
    • International Conflict
  • Macroeconomic Risk
    • Business Cycle
    • Exports/Imports
    • Insolvency
    • Exchange Rate
    • Inflation
  • Fiscal & Regulatory
    • Taxation
    • Property Rights Protection
    • Business Friendliness
    • Environmental Regulations
    • Trade Openness

Fiscal & Regulatory Risk

A nation’s fiscal health and regulatory structure can directly impact business profitability. This node examines accompanying business risks built up from the following categories:

  • Taxation
  • Property Rights Protection
  • Business Friendliness
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Trade Openness

Macroeconomic Risk

Adverse macroeconomic conditions impact business profitability directly, through impact on economic performance, and indirectly, though impact on the relative value of local currency and the clearing of local labor markets. This node divides this category of risk into the following constituent pieces.

  • Business Cycle Risk
  • Exports and Imports
  • Insolvency
  • Exchange Rate Risk
  • Inflation

Social and Political Stability

Businesses thrive in dynamic climates, and economies thrive due to “creative destruction.” This node summarizes factors that foster entrepreneurialism, business creativity, and knowledge creation. It is divided into the following subnodes:

  • State Fragility
  • Corruption
  • Social Unrest
  • Population Insecurity
  • International Conflict

Technology & Informational

  • Systems Integrity
    • IT Goods and Services
    • Online Activity
    • Broadband Infrastructure
    • Telecom Use and Access
    • Communications Technology Trade
  • Intellectual Property
    • International Standards Agreement
    • IP Legal Environment
    • Patent Activity
    • Trademark & Design Activity
    • Corporate R&D
  • Disruptive Potential
    • Entrepreneurship
    • STEM Activity
    • Size of Knowledge Economy
    • Size of Creative Economy
    • Firm Entry and Exit

Systems Integrity

Informational risks operate through digital infrastructure. This node assesses the robustness and security of national information architectures, including broadband and telecommunication infrastructure and security. The assessment of systems integrity is divided into the following factors:

  • IT Goods and Services
  • Online Activity
  • Broadband Infrastructure
  • Telecom Use and Access
  • Communications Technology Trade

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property infringement is a major risk in international business. This node examines national commitments to intellectual property protection, including patents, copyrights and trademarks.

  • International Standards Agreement
  • IP Legal Environment
  • Patent Activity
  • Trademark and Industrial Design Activity
  • Corporate R&D

Disruptive Potential

Businesses thrive in dynamic climates, and economies thrive due to “creative destruction.” This node summarizes factors that foster entrepreneurialism, business creativity, and knowledge creation. It is divided into the following subnodes:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • STEM Activity
  • Knowledge Economy Size
  • Creative Economy Size
  • Firm Entry and Exit

Hazard & Event

  • Natural Disasters
    • Flood/Storm
    • Drought
    • Earthquake
    • Wildfire
    • Climate Change
  • Disease/Health
    • Pandemic/Infectious Disease
    • Chronic Health Burden
    • Pollution
    • Public Health Infrastructure
    • Health Service Quality
  • Crime and Violence
    • Property Crime
    • Terrorism
    • Violent Crime
    • Criminal Justice
    • Graft

Crime and Violence

Criminal elements within society pose substantial risk to firms, and they vary widely across countries. This node divides the accompanying risks into the following subcategories:

  • Property Crime
  • Terrorism
  • Violent Crime
  • Criminal Justice
  • Gaft

Natural Disaster

Major natural disasters damage physical assets, disrupt business operations, and impact economic activity. This node covers the five most important categories of natural disaster risk.

  • Flood and Storm
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Fire and Explosion
  • Climate Change

Disease & Health

Pandemics, epidemics and other public health issues affect the performance of local employees, put business travelers at risk, and give rise to a wide range of business costs. This node is divided into the following dimensions:

  • Pandemic and Infectious Disease
  • Chronic Disease Burden
  • Pollution
  • Public Health Infrastructure
  • Health Services Quality
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