Tag Archives: Risk Index

The strategic opportunity of risk in the transportation industries

The transportation sector’s intimate relationship with the global economy means that its modern practitioners face risks that are influenced by factors such as increasingly complex markets commercial alliances transient workforces disparate regulatory frameworks the inexorable march of technology geopolitical shifts … Continue reading →

Energy and mining execs fear a special kind of political risk

The Natural Resources Risk Index found the risk of "creeping expropriation" most troubling to many energy and mining executives. Continue reading →

Regulatory change requires creative thinking for natural resources industries

New SMCRA rules could considerably cut recoverable reserves of some mined materials, costing the industry billions of dollars and potentially causing the loss of numerous jobs. Continue reading →

Executive compensation in natural resources: Pay the price now, or pay more later

One of the first things Theresa May did after becoming the new British prime minister was to promise to crack down on excessive executive pay in the U.K. by including the possibility of making shareholder votes on C-suite compensation binding … Continue reading →

Top risk for oil and gas industry: Operating in difficult physical environments

Easily-recoverable oil reserves are a thing of the past, and oil and gas companies have little choice but to turn to unconventional sources of fuel such as shale oil and ‘fracked’ gas; and to look in places where a few … Continue reading →

Cyber-security: Energy firms must expect the unexpected

Last December, three power companies in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine suffered a series of sudden, unscheduled power outages. Electricity supply to thousands of homes and businesses was unceremoniously cut off, leaving an estimated 230,000 people without heat or light … Continue reading →

Talent: a long-term risk for tech firms

Firms need to consider the impact of talent on their ability to enter new markets, and respond to new sources of competition. Continue reading →

New competitors, new strategies: Top risk for tech, media and telecom firms

Despite the high value placed on innovation in traditional areas (e.g., products, services, supply chain, global delivery, etc), technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) firms face threats from new and emerging competitors, who out-innovate them in business model and strategy design. Continue reading →

The top risks facing natural resource companies

On 23 June Britons voted in a national referendum to leave the European Union. In the first few days following the decision we’ve seen upheaval in both political and financial markets as the initial impact of this momentous decision begins … Continue reading →

Harnessing the power of digital devices in TMT

For companies in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector, digitalisation is both an opportunity and a challenge. The last decade has seen rapid growth in both the way businesses use connected and digital tools in their operations, and in … Continue reading →