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Today’s heightened political risk environment creates challenges – but also opportunities for companies that understand and proactively manage these risks.

Courtney Rickert McCaffrey

EY Global Geostrategic Business Group Insights Leader; EY Global Research Institute Director – EY Knowledge

Geopolitical analyst and strategist. Creative methodologist. Proud feminist. Passionate about generating insights to help executives make better-informed decisions.

As the Insights Leader for the EY Global Geostrategic Business Group and the Lead Analyst for geopolitics in EY Knowledge, Courtney drives market-leading insight around geopolitics, corporate performance and political risk management.

Courtney is a recognized thought leader in political risk and global macro trends, with an emphasis on analyzing the strategic implications for companies.

In her previous role, Courtney managed a thought leadership program dedicated to helping business leaders better anticipate and plan for the future. She has also managed projects and advisory services at a leading political risk consultancy, priced political risk insurance, and worked on political campaigns.

Courtney earned a BA from Drake University and an MA from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

How Courtney is building a better working world

“I help companies to understand the political risks that they face today and to anticipate the risks that are coming around the corner.

Geopolitical risk is just one aspect of my work. Given that inequality and climate change are two of the most crucial challenges that society faces today, I believe that political risk management must address these issues as well.

The insights that I generate help executives to view these societal issues in a broader political risk context and manage these risks by addressing the concerns of stakeholders, including employees, customers and the broader community.

This contributes to a better working world by improving business resilience and generating long-term value for all stakeholders.”

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