Wharton Political Risk Lab

At a time of unprecedented political change, companies are struggling to manage political risk. The Wharton Political Risk Lab is undertaking a program of activity that explores the relationship between political risk, corporate performance, and political risk management. Our mission is to help organizations translate political uncertainty and transformation into strategies that create, preserve and realize value.

2020 EY-Wharton Survey Report “Geostrategy in Practice” and related video (full length and short form)

2019 EY-Wharton White Paper Surveying 20+ Years of Academic Literature on Political Risk Management

Witold Henisz and James McGlinch (2019), ESG, Material Credit Events, and Credit RiskJournal of Applied Corporate Finance.

Witold HeniszBusiness, Inclusive Stakeholder Relations and Conflict.

Gold Mine Studies

International Organizations

Daily Updates

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Political Risk Lab Blog

How to manage political risk in a post-pandemic world by Mary Cline, Jon Shames, and Courtney Rickert McCaffrey

Slides and video from US-China Series Virtual Conference Panel on Integrating Political Risk into Corporate Strategy with Carolyn Brehm, Mary Cline, Witold Henisz and Kyle Lawless

Tips for Corporate Diplomacy in China

Witold Henisz, Dhruv Malhotra, Robin Nuttal, A new measure to assess companies’ external engagement in London School of Economics Blog.

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Witold Henisz, Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, is the faculty member responsible for leading the Political Risk Lab. Please contact him at henisz@wharton.upenn.edu.