Alyson Warhurst is CEO and Founder of risk analysis and mapping company Maplecroft. Over the last 10 years she has built Maplecroft into the leading source of extra-financial risk intelligence for the world’s largest multinational corporations; banks and asset managers; governments and NGOs. Coming from an academic background, she now advises global companies and organisations at board level on issues including: global and political risks, human rights, ethical supply chains, corporate reputation and CSR. Alyson is a consultant to the World Economic Forum, where she is also part of the faculty; she is a member of Clinton Global Initiative and on the Board of Trustees at Transparency International UK. From 1999 to 2009 Alyson was Chair of Strategy and International Development at Warwick Business School, where she won the inaugural Faculty Pioneer “Beyond Grey Pinstripes Award” (called by the FT the “Business School Oscars”), regularly won the “Outstanding Teacher Award” and was made an Honorary Professor in 2010. She is an accomplished speaker at high-level international events and has written several books and more than one hundred articles, including a regular column for Business Week. In 2010 Alyson was a recipient of a Business Insurance Magazine “Women to Watch” award.