Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, released a study recently that gives property/casualty insurers unparalleled insight into today’s evolving risk landscape. The report—Insurance Perspectives on Evolving Risks—looks across geographic and disciplinary borders to examine themes ranging from climate- and weather-related events, to the perils and promises of drones, to blockchain technology. The report also examines risks associated with societal trends, such as the commercialization of marijuana and the opioid crisis.

“Anticipating and understanding new risks is essential to warding off threats and identifying new business opportunities,” said Maroun Mourad, president of commercial lines at ISO, a Verisk business. “By analyzing and reporting on these risks, we provide insurers with key insights into emerging issues and how they could affect the industry, both now and in the future.”

The report focuses on risks and trends that could profoundly impact the businesses of insurers and risk managers. The items run the gamut of risk categories, from environmental changes and technological developments to their potential effects on humans and society.

Developed by the ISO Emerging Issues team, the report draws from the expertise and research of several Verisk businesses, including AIR Worldwide, AER, Verisk 3E, Wood Mackenzie, Verisk Maplecroft, and Geomni.

To download a copy of the report, visit To gain access to in-depth information and current updates on more than 40 emerging risks and trends, subscribe to the ISO Emerging Issues website at

Source: Verisk Press Release