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Great Recession over? U.S. passed employment peak, but…

Great Recession over? U.S. passed employment peak The News A couple weeks ago, reportedly, the US returned to a level of employment comparable to the pre-2008 level. We see the US and other countries (including Greece) slowly emerging from the crisis, in some cases employment getting back to reasonable pre-recession percentages, but many doubts linger. In the same days we also read that “Americans think economy won’t recover until 2017” and we have read many papers on the income speciation.…

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Che commenti possono farsi dopo il Venerdì nero (13 giugno) della telefonia italiana che, secondo i giornali, ha colpito un Italiano su quattro, con un black out di varie ore?

Mi permetta di riprendere i punti salienti e pertinenti dell’intervista che ho rilasciato il 6 giugno a Torino e commentarli. Nell’intervista parlavo delle conseguenze sociali ed indirette degli scenari potenziali che devono essere studiate e valutate fino in fondo, le soluzioni sursemplificate e pressapochiste dei decenni passati non essendo più accettabili per il pubblico . Nel caso di venerdì 13/06 si parla già di “maxi risarcimenti”, class actions, interventi dell’Antitrust quindi esattamente dei fenomeni a cui alludevo. La valutazione delle conseguenze…

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Extreme Weather Is Already Draining The Biggest U.S. Companies

Extreme Weather Is Already Draining The Biggest U.S. Companies The recent Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report shows how Pepsi, Allstate, Walmart, and dozens of other S&P 500 corporations face large financial impacts as climate change worsens. It seems that political diatribes over whether climate change is real should be over now? At Riskope we have been including climate change scenarios and their related costs for a few years in all our holistic risk assessments: from automotive producers and suppliers to…

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Franco Oboni interviewed by an Italian journalist

Franco Oboni interviewed by an Italian journalist This blog post is a summary of an interview released by Riskope’s  Franco Oboni in Italy. Q1 Could you please define risk management and explain its scope? Risk Management in Riskope’s day-to-day practice is a scientific, rational approach based on over twenty years of applied research. It allows our clients to optimize their resources, all of them, including the “hidden ones”, and finally “boldly go where – sorry for the Star-Trek hint here–…

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Misleading risk assessment leads to Thames Water to pay £86m for overestimating flooding risks

Misleading risk assessment leads to Thames Water to pay £86m for overestimating flooding risks Thames Water, UK’s biggest water company reportedly misreported the number of properties at high risk of sewer flooding between 2005 and 2010 leading to recording more properties at higher risk than there was evidence to support. Although the company reportedly did reduce the risk of sewer flooding at the homes of a large number of its customers, misreporting likely led to poorly targeted and inefficient mitigative…

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Solutions for local regional national scale rational landslide risk assessment and management

Riskope’s experts have worked since the ’80s in landslides assessment and in particular for Solutions for local regional national scale rational landslide risk assessment and management . Indeed, F. Oboni was the head geotechnical researcher of a Federally funded Swiss Landslide research team that developed internationally recognized pioneering work.   F. Oboni was also a member of a committee of IUGS that literally wrote the first glossary for Landslide Risk Management at the end of the ’90s. This long practice with…

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