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Coronavirus Risk Assessments

Learn how to assess and mitigate risk across key sectors

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Coronavirus Buyer's Guide - Printing

Print advertising expenditure is plummeting in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Poor expenditure poses a threat to the financial stability of many suppliers.

Coronavirus Buyer's Guide - Marketing & Advertising

In light of the economic turmoil brought on by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, marketing and advertising firms are experiencing slower demand for services. Key buyers of these services have historically slashed marketing and advertising budgets amid economic uncertainty, a pattern that is presenting itself again during this pandemic.

Coronavirus Buyer's Guide - Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate (CRE) market is being hit hard by the economic fallout of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Commercial real estate service providers are experiencing less demand for services in the context of declining real estate values and bearish market outlook among investors.

Coronavirus Buyer's Guide - HR Services

Demand for HR services is plummeting amid hiring freezes, layoffs and furloughs to prepare for the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. However, demand is increasing from select markets such as online retail, delivery services and pharmacies, which is providing some relief to the market.

Coronavirus Buyer's Guide - Transportation & Logistics

While some transportation and logistics providers are struggling due to their reliance on weakened buying markets, others, such as those transporting essential products and services are faring well so far during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Coronavirus Buyer's Guide - Business Travel

Business travel providers are facing unprecedentedly high financial risk levels from the historically low demand for non-essential travel amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Sourcing Outside the Box: New Vendors to Tap for COVID-19 Supplies

Sputtering demand and supply chain disruptions have led some manufacturers to close up shop, but others are ramping up fast.

Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Auto & Auto Parts Manufacturers

The escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak poses a high risk to the auto part and automotive sector. A high level of risk stems from the virus’ negative impact on the industries that make up the auto part and automotive sector.

Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Commodities, Chemicals & Raw Materials Manufacturers

Manufacturing output and profitability have been harmed due to raw material shortages. Due to China’s presence as a major supplier for raw materials, metals and most commodities, businesses are scrambling to effectively source manufacturing materials from new vendors outside of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Construction, Engineering & Real Estate

Fears of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak spreading are affecting the construction, engineering and real estate sectors. The construction industry in particular is bracing for sluggish short-term growth caused by supply chain disruptions.

Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers

Consumers rushing to retail stores to stock up on supplies may initially boost CPG sales. However, as affected countries limit or close their borders to import and export activity and consumers stay at home to avoid exposure, shortages for many products may occur.

Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Limited staff, Chinese import and export restrictions and administrative confusion are threatening many points along the food and beverage supply chain. Moreover, reduced patronage of restaurants and bars is negatively affecting downstream demand.

Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Finance, Insurance & Private Equity

The escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak poses a high risk to the financial services sector. A high level of risk stems from the virus’ negative impact the industries that make up the financial services sector (i.e. Insurance, reinsurance, investment, investment banking, real estate and technology manufacturing industries).

Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Government and Not-for-Profit

Public areas and institutions intended to accommodate high volumes of people are among the most common places for diseases to be spread. In the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, government and nonprofit organizations are adjusting their operations to help slow the spread of infection.

Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Healthcare Products

Healthcare products are distinct in the context of COVID-19 (coronavirus) because demand for certain goods, namely personal protective equipment (PPE), is rapidly rising while factory closures are limiting production. Manufacturers in active facilities are ramping up production to attempt to meet growing global demand, but downstream buyers are still dealing with shortages.