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2017 Global Risk Management Survey

By AON. The report concludes, that by the rapidly changing business environment and the world’s increased connectivity means that traditional and emerging risk are becoming more and more unpredictable. Despite big data, companies are less prepared for managing those risks. You might expect otherwise. The report highlights developments as disruptive technology and innovation, cybercrime and political risks and uncertainties. The main conclusions: Leaders […]

Political Risk Map 2017

By Marsh. Global Geopolitical Risk Concerns for Businesses. Events in the West, including the UK’s Brexit vote and the US presidential election, have the potential to amplify geopolitical risks in 2017. Large populations have become dissatisfied with conventional politics, driven by factors such as surges in immigration, the ongoing terrorism threat, and the knock-on effect of global financial crises. The […]

The Global Risks Report 2017

Published as the 12th annual edition by the World Economic Forum, this year’s findings are testament to five key challenges that the world now faces. The first two are in the economic category, in line with the fact that rising income and wealth disparity is rated by GRPS respondents as the most important trend in determining global developments over the next […]

Transforming enterprise risk management for value in the insurance industry

By McKinsey&Company Leading insurers are retooling the role of their risk function from incident response and compliance to an essential partner in advancing the business strategy. The value of enterprise risk management (ERM) in the insurance industry was given a decisive demonstration in the financial crisis. McKinsey research showed that the better their ERM systems, the better insurers performed financially in […]

EU Migration Crisis Update

According PRIMO one of the main public risks is  – caused by the way we manage the migrants in a very slow and non-systemic way – the harm we do to the resilience and self respect of individual humans and their integration in public society. This update by Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is an impressive and in depth story of ourselves. It […]

High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy

By World Bank Group From Executive Summary: “The impacts of climate change will be channeled primarily through the water cycle, with consequences that could be large and uneven across the globe. Water-related climate risks cascade through food, energy, urban, and environmental systems. Growing populations, rising incomes, and expanding cities will converge upon a world where the demand for water rises […]

European Public Sector Award 2015

By Harrie Scholtens In 2015 the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) was the proud organiser of the 2015 Edition of the European Public Sector Award (EPSA), the fifth edition since the beginning. The EPSA was first awarded in 2007 and since then takes place every two years. EIPA has organised and managed it for the fourth time in a […]

Myopic Voters and Natural Disaster Policy

In our democratic system citizens vote for their representative politicians, elected councils as well their public leaders, governors and governing councils. But what about the perception by citizens of how risks are handled by their leaders and what about citizen’s appreciation of proactive thinking by councillors related to public risks when it comes to voting. This article, published in 2009, is very noteworthy […]

Water Integrity Global Outlook

The world’s water has never been under greater pressure, with unprecedented demands for use in human consumption, agriculture, industry and power generation. How can a growing global population ensure that water remains available, clean and sustainable? The Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016 (WIGO) captures a growing recognition of the need for good governance and measures to eliminate corruption to improve […]

Creating Public Value

By John O’Dea* Public value is defined as “using government assets to produce a good and just society”. The term was first mooted in 1995 by Mark H. Moore – Hauser Professor of Non-Profit Organisations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government – in his book Creating Public Value (Harvard University Press). Public value in public sector management is the […]

European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2015

The latest edition of the TE-SAT (European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report) has become available online. This strategic document has been prepared by experts at Europol and is based on contributions from EU Member States and Europol partners. The TE-SAT presents an overview of terrorist attacks in the European Union and outlines main trends related to terrorism. Rob Wainwright, […]

Being a team

This part from the movie ‘Any Given Sunday‘ (1999) is about being a team in getting to the target. It is about having the attitude and the spirit to put your self in a serving position and by bringing your team mate in the winning position. It is about winning as a team or loosing as an individual. Getting to the target: […]

Stunning Acceleration of Sea Level Rise

The scientists reported in a paper published Monday 22nd of February 2016 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have greater than 95 percent certainty that at least half of more than 5 inches of sea level rise they detected during the 20th century was directly caused by global warming. If we stop polluting now the rise will be […]

PRIMO enters KnowledgeHub

The European organisation PRIMO enters the Knowledgehub as partner of UDITE, The European Federation Local Authority Chief Executive Officers. This unique online platform: Offers open, restricted or private groups for public service conversations. It has over 1,500 groups, including officers, elected members, researchers, policy makers, suppliers, teachers, volunteers and many others, talking, sharing and solving public sector issues together. Enables professional groups, membership bodies and associations […]

El clima está cambiando

Es momento de actuar El cambio climático avanza a una velocidad e intensidad más alta de lo previsto. A partir de 1990 se han registrado los 10 años con temperaturas más altas. Esto está provocando el aumento progresivo de la temperatura, la aparición de fenómenos meteorológicos extremos e imprevisibles y la radicalización del clima en ciertas zonas. Nuestro objetivo es […]

Ebola: Facts and Figures

A year ago the first Ebola incident was reported in Guinea. It spread step by step. Now with the latest figures published by The Economist, public health is at stake. In general it seems that the exponential growth can not be underestimated. The Economist reports” “Late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six. By the end of June […]

Rotterdam Climate Initiative

As a low-lying delta city with Europe’s largest international port, Rotterdam takes its responsibility seriously in creating a sustainable city, region and Europe. By linking sustainable ambitions to a strong economy, Rotterdam will become the most sustainable world port city. Improving the climate for the benefit of people, the environment, and the economy; that is the challenge confronted by the collective […]

EU2030 climate and energy plans lack ambition and overlook local government

by Committee of the Regions Members of the Committee of the Regions have expressed disappointment at the European Commission’s environmental 2030 plans published last week. They had hoped the proposals would commit EU Member States to reducing greenhouse gases by 50%, raise the mix of renewable energy and bind members to increase energy efficiency by 2030. The European Commission began the first […]

WWF’s Perspective on Climate Change

By WWF (quote from page 10) “Climate change is threatening up to 1/3 of animal species with extinction. While the impacts of global warming are only just starting, the decisions that are influencing those impacts are being made now. Climate change threatens to undo everything that conservation organizations like WWF have achieved over the last half-century. Polar bears may make […]

Global Water Scarcity

Risks and challenges for business By Lloyd’s  and World Wildlife Fund Executive summary Business risk around water is rapidly entering the boardroom and risk managers’ realm. A few high profile cases1 have alerted business leaders to these risks and some companies are responding by seeking to put in place systems for understanding and addressing water-related risks to their operations, supply chains and brands. […]

Board Engagement Report

By Strategic Risk A lack of alignment between a board and its C-suite executives can inhibit the board’s ability to deliver high-level strategy and functionality. Properly aligning a board with its top executives, including those in a risk management function, can be very difficult for a board facing time constraints, according to the survey. The StrategicRISK survey also revealed respondents […]

The National Diet of Japan

The official report of The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission Message from the Chairman Kiyoshi Kurokawa as quote and summary of the report THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI of March 11, 2011 were natural disasters of a magnitude that shocked the entire world. Although triggered by these cataclysmic events, the subse- quent accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cannot […]

Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World

Implications for enterprises By World Economic Forum in collaboration with McKinsey & Company From Executive Summary: “Many leaders in business, civil society and government realize that for the world’s economy to fully derive the value inherent in technological innovation, a robust, coordinated system of global cyber resilience is essential to effectively mitigate the risk of cyberattacks. This view is beginning to permeate discussions among […]

Global Risk Report 2014

By World Economic Forum “The Global Risks 2014 report highlights how global risks are not only interconnected but also have systemic impacts. To manage global risks effectively and build resilience to their impacts, better efforts are needed to understand, measure and foresee the evolution of interdependencies between risks, supplementing traditional risk-management tools with new concepts designed for uncertain environments. If […]