"I was recently tasked with writing a business continuity plan for a manufacturing organisation with critical production facilities close to a conflict zone. This prompted me to write a paper about geopolitical resilience. The organisation’s executive was positioning it for investment and wanted to be seen to be managing that aspect of risk. They recognised the situation, the way investors might regard it and the potential need to resume in a planned, acceptable way if disruption occurred. The focus was strongly on geopolitical risks whilst still planning for conventional natural perils. "