The Global Risk Network

GRN Connections

Hosted by New York University

The Global Risk Network is a consortium of leading international corporations and their senior executives that have formed a trusted network to share insights and undertake collaborative efforts to address disruptive forces that may impact their global activities

Core Activities of the Global Risk Network

Face-to-Face Meetings: Senior Peers, World Experts & Key Actors in facilitated and results-oriented forums.  Meetings each year on three continents:

  • Americas (New York City – June 3, 2013)
  • Europe (Berlin – September 25-26, 2013)
  • Asia (India / Singapore – November/December under consideration)

The Early Warning Risk Radar: A Concise “Table of Contents” to Emerging Disruptors.  Distilling a worldwide array of insights from outreach to Fortune / Global 500 executives and some of the world’s finest research and think tanks including the unaffiliated World Economic Forum, Aspen Institute, OECD and others. Risk Radar provides concise abstracts on each current and emerging disruptor and likely impacts and “drill-down” access to deeper analysis.

Monthly Web Conversations on Key Disruptors:  World Experts Discussing a Targeted Disruptor with Members Each Month The interactive interview and wider discussion format allows members to talk directly with world experts as well as share insights among themselves each month on a selected topic.

Communications & Collaboration Platform for Answers & Action Robust member interaction via secure Member portal, video-conferencing and conference bridge platforms to promote

  • Joint Actions on Common Needs 
  • Questioning of Experts on Key Issues
  • Shared Situational Awareness in Crisis
  • Tapping of Collective Insights via Survey  
  • Resource for Analysis, Lessons Learned, Best Practices & Action Strategies

Three Corporate-Focused Special Project Deliverables Each Year are identified by participating companies to directly address their collective needs which can include the development of policies/procedures/strategies and other deliverables as well as targeted research. 

Connecting & Engaging

The Network engages all relevant stakeholders on a global basis from the public and private sectors to address shared risks.  The Network connects:

  • Leading international corporations
  • Cross-national organizations (United Nations, WHO, etc.)
  • Targeted agencies of national governments  
  • NGOs including key public-private partnerships
  • Leading experts, think tanks and research expertise

The Network leverages the neutral ground provided by New York University as an international university with demonstrated project management, convening and research capacities.  The International Center for Enterprise Preparedness at New York University is the host for the Global Risk Network.

Membership Opportunity

Membership is by invitation.  Members provide funding for activities based on corporate size and strategic engagement.  Please contact for information.

Special Note:  This information is provided for informational purposes only.  The Global Disruptors Forum is not affiliated with New York University.

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