"On the basis of a voluntary network, partly supported by The Geneva Association, The Risk Institute was established in order to extend the studies on the issues of risk, vulnerability and uncertainties to the broader cultural, economic, social and political levels of modern society.
"The strarting point defining the programme of action was an informal meeting held in Paris in 1986. Among the participants were Raymond Barre, Fabio Padoa, Richard Piani, Edward Ploman, Alvin and Heidi Toffler and Orio Giarini.
"A first report, by Orio Giarini and Walter Stahel, was published in 1989, reprinted in 1991 and revised in 1993, with the title The Limits to Certainty — Managing Risks in the Modern Service Economy (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands), with an introduction by Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine. It was also published in French, Italian, Romanian and Japanese. A fully new German version was published in 2000 with the title Die Performance Gesellschaft (Metropolis-Verlag, Marburg). " 
- Director Orio Giarini
Resources and articles
- Risk Institute Home, organizational web page, accessed April 14, 2018.