Orphan Risks

Social & Ethical Factors

Social & Ethical Factors cover risks associated with how people think, feel, and act as well as risks tied to personal and societal values and norms.


Risks from business practices overstepping the often-indistinct line between ethical and unethical behavior.


Risks created from how people perceive a technology to impact/threaten what they think is important.


Risks from the social pitfalls associated with the use and misuse of individual’s data.

Social Justice & Equity

Risks from business practices and technologies that marginalize or disadvantage specific segments within society.

Social Trends

Risks from shifts in social norms, changing consumer expectations, or evolving cultural behaviors.


Risks from people’s deeply-held beliefs about how they view the world and how it should function.

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