Modern slavery risks have risen in nearly three quarters of the 28 member states of the European Union over the last year, reveals an annual study from global risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.
The risk of human rights tainted tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold (3TG) entering the supply chains of tech firms is extending well beyond the traditional home of ‘conflict minerals,’ DR Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, according to new research from risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft.
Climate change may deal a significant blow to the economies of countries most reliant on farming, according to new research, which identifies Sub-Saharan Africa as the region facing the highest risk. The Climate Change Exposure Index (CCEI) released by risk analytics firm Verisk Maplecroft reveals that the physical risks posed by climate change are ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ in 85% of the world’s most agriculturally-dependent countries, leaving their economies vulnerable to shocks and company supply chains open to disruption.
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