The Risk Radar 2011 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report that investigates the key risks business executives are facing in 2011, and the ways in which firms are addressing these risks. The report
is sponsored by RBS. Our research for this report drew on three main sources:
l We conducted an online survey of 275 executives from around the world between October and
November 2010. The survey included companies from a range of industries.
l To supplement the survey results, the Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a programme of
qualitative research that included a series of in-depth interviews with industry experts.
l We also drew on the latest global and country-level risk analysis from the Economist Intelligence
Unit’s Global Forecasting Service, which is now freely accessible at http://gfs.eiu.com/.