Category Archives: Risk Culture

How forward-thinking power companies are managing their geopolitical risks

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What can we learn from how the most sophisticated power companies on the planet are integrating geopolitical risk management into their strategies and operations? We’ve been researching the latest thinking from business, government and academia on managing geopolitical risks, and four key steps have emerged. But first, what are the key geopolitical drivers of risk? Continue reading →

Instability in countries like Venezuela highlights need for political risk insurance

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As Venezuela’s economic and political crisis reaches a boiling point, it serves as a cautionary tale to corporations that have invested in fast growing but increasingly unstable economies. Continue reading →

3 types of enterprise risk management and their roles in strategy

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There are many ways for enterprise risk management to be strategic, even without the risk reward component. But if you are a CRO and want to be seen as an obvious contributor to strategy, you need to keep the four stages of strategy and the contributions that your ERM program can make in mind throughout the year. Continue reading →

Settlement deliberations are not privileged

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You sit on the board of a company which is sued for £100 million. The company’s lawyers advise that the claim is a try-on and should be resisted. Three years later, after £2 million has been spent on defense costs … Continue reading →

4 key steps to business strategy for CROs

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When we talked to 20 insurance executives about enterprise risk management and strategy, most responded to our questions with suggestions of how ERM teams could become more successful by interacting with planning and budgeting colleagues. But there’s more to strategy than planning and budgeting. Continue reading →

Start with these 3 functions when thinking about enterprise risk management

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This post is part of our “A Year in the Life of the Strategic CRO” series and is the first of three posts that will focus on the foundational elements of strategic enterprise risk management. How and which aspects of … Continue reading →

2019: The year regulators force insurers to account for sustainability risks on their balance sheets

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The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has released its latest sustainability proposals (EIOPA-BoS18/483), which are wide ranging and could have significant implications for insurers’ investment strategies, risk and actuarial functions, product pricing, design and sales processes. They involve … Continue reading →

The Network Information Systems Directive and the requirement on directors to get a little more technical

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Chances are you’ve heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), but how about its lesser known cousin, the Network Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive)? This came into force in the U.K. on May 10, 2018, through the Network Information … Continue reading →

Three key steps for addressing cyber risk in the construction industry

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Virtual reality and artificial intelligence are becoming integral parts of the construction industry. But with its widespread adoption comes new risks that call for a more sophisticated approach to risk management. It’s the phone call no contractor wants to receive … Continue reading →

Top 5 technology risks for publishers

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In my post, The Changing Risk Landscape for Publishers in a Digital World, I explored some of the changing exposures faced by publishers enduring print-to-digital transformation. Since then, we’ve seen the commoditization of online news and a variety of strategies … Continue reading →