Corporate

Allianz Risk Barometer 2019

Source Allianz. Technology is breeding new threats as well as business models. Traditional risks such as natural catastrophes continue to challenge while other threats such as cyber, neck-and-neck with business interruption at the top of the Allianz Risk Barometer 2019 for the first time, reputational risk, increasing exposure to intangible assets and volatility and consolidation in the corporate environment evolve […]

“Human beings are the biggest risk to innovations”

Inaugural lecture Mariëlle Stoelinga. The Dutch have no problem texting while cycling and are happy to install solar panels, but are troubled by nuclear energy and afraid of terrorist attacks. These are just a few situations in which people act and react based on intuition instead of reason. Because looking at the statistics, one can see that a terrorist attack […]

Value and resilience through better risk management

Source: McKinsey&Company Although the risk environment is growing more perilous and costly, leading companies are blazing a path to resilience and value by embedding strategic risk capabilities throughout the organization. Today’s corporate leaders navigate a complex environment that is changing at an ever-accelerating pace. Digital technology underlies much of the change. Business models are being transformed by new waves of […]

Why whistleblowers are crucial to risk compliance

Source: Inside Financial & Risk. The role of whistleblowers in UK companies is essential in order to establish a culture of risk compliance. What can firms do to ingrain a whistleblower culture within their firms and to protect the whistleblowers themselves? A recent case highlighted the importance of whistleblowers in UK companies and their role in reporting compliance and risk […]

Risk and Confidence Survey: taking the pulse of business. Spring ’18

Source: CNA Hardy. ‘Perfect storm’ of risk suppresses confidence Over the past six months there have been some dramatic changes in the risk landscape. Cyber and regulatory risk have pushed political and economic risk off the risk radar. As the frequency and severity of cyber risk increases and oversight, via the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) steps up, so […]

The Big Beautiful Municipality?

By Harrie Scholtens Seconded National Expert at European Institute of Public Administration(EIPA), former City Manager of Middelharnis/Goedereede, The Netherlands. He writes this article on personal title. Times are changing. In every society this will happen and has to be recognised. However difficult it is to say goodbye to the past, we have to realise that the past is behind us. Of […]

The Strategy Maker

Getafe strategic planning By Manuel Morajudo Manzanet * On the 5th of October 2009, within the framework of the Open Days of the European Parliament, the Director Strategic Development of the City of Getafe – Ayuntamiento de Getafe 2.0 – received the UDITE Award in the category “Management” for its developing and implementing the Strategic Plan for Getafe 2010. This […]