public risk management

ISO 31000 – Risk Management

PRIMO has selected ISO 31000 as one of it’s main frames of thinking in approaching public risks. The International Organization for Standardization: “Risks affecting organizations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and societal outcomes. Therefore, managing risk effectively helps organizations to perform well in an environment full of uncertainty.” ISO 31000:2009 […]

The Guardian: Keep it in the ground

18 April 2105, The Guardian This newspaper launched a campaign focused on moving away from a global economy run on fossil fuels. Alan Rusbridger: “The argument for a campaign to divest from the world’s most polluting companies is becoming an overwhelming one, on both moral and financial grounds.” As Archbishop Desmond Tutu puts it: “People of conscience need to break their […]

Scientist warns: ‘it will still take years to heal’

The Guardian The lessons of a landmark moment in climate research have not been learned. It is popularly viewed as one of the greatest environmental success stories of modern times. Exactly 30 years ago, UK scientists announced they had discovered a hole in the ozone layer in the atmosphere above Antarctica. The hole threatened to spread, allowing increased levels of cancer-causing […]

OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Critical Risks

By Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) This Recommendation is recognition of the escalating damages that occur due to extreme events. Total damage caused by natural and human-induced disasters in OECD and BRIC countries has been estimated at nearly USD 1.5 trillion over the last decade. New vulnerabilities and interconnections seem to amplify the economic impacts. Recent events are […]

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 […]

Nuclear Energy, Risk, and Emotions

 By Prof.dr. Sabine Roeser * The pictures of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima are in our minds and are updated daily. People from around the world feel compassion for the Japanese, who have had to cope with a triple disaster: earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident. At the moment of writing this piece, it is far from clear how the latter of […]

PPP as innovation in the public domain

Report of UDITE/ PRIMO Europe Round Table 25th April 2013, Office EY, Brussels, Belgium. Prologue Primo Europe thanks EY for their hospitality.We especially thank Mr. Tristan Dhondt and Mr. Rob Ellermeijer. The round table was supported by Belfius and BNG and by our platinum partner Risk Management Partners (RMP). We very much appreciate their investment and well prepared contributions to […]

ISO 31000

A framework in development By Ed Mallens and Jack P. Kruf The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has worked on the ISO 31000 as referential framework for risk management in organizations. The setting has been outlined by ISO very clearly: “Risks affecting organizations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and […]

Reconsidering the Public-Private Risk Sector Management Divide

By Peter C. Young PhD. Five years ago I wrote a short article entitled, “Public and Private Sector Risk Management: Is There a Difference?”  In that article I stated that while there is strength to the argument that ‘management is management’ and that leadership in any type of organization calls on common knowledge, skills and abilities, there are distinctions and […]

Tackling Public Risk: a practical guide for policy makers

Source: Risk & Regulation Advisory Council, United Kingdom This report captures and explains the experience, knowledge and good practice developed by the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council. The guide explains how policy makers can apply the Council’s approach to their own public risk issues. Executive Summary (quote) “The Risk and Regulation Advisory Council has been leading an experimental offensive against […]

The UK Government response to “Response with Responsibility”

The UK Government response to “Response with Responsibility: Policy making for Public risk in the 21st Century” Source: UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, December 2009 Summary (quote) “The Government welcomes the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council’s (RRAC) report. The Council have delivered tangible results, and have moved the debate on public risk significantly forward. They have shown how […]

Response with responsibility

Policy-making for public risk in the 21st century Source: Risk & Regulation Advisory Council Part of Summary (quote) “The Risk and Regulation Advisory Council has been leading an experimental offensive against the mishandling of risk in society. It looked at how distorted perceptions of risks can encourage poor policy-making and unnecessary laws, leading people to feel that Government is interfering […]

Political Risk Map 2010

Source: Aon “The map provides an indication of overall levels and types of Political Risk in more than 200 territories worldwide and is an invaluable tool for anybody with responsibility for political risk assessement and management. The 2010 edition includes Agricultural Supply Risk Ranking, a Food and Water Insecurity Index and new Food and Water insecurity icons for 30 countries.” […]

Examples of Public Risk Communication

Source: Risk and Regulation Advisory Council, Department for Business, Education & Skills, United Kingdom Author: Dr Frederic Bouder is a lecturer at the Department of Governance, University of Maastricht. He was previously based at Kings College London. “Scares about public risk can have an enormous impact on policy making and regulation, particularly when they concern children, human health and large […]

Johan Debyser: an interview

Johan Debyser is Cabinet governor of West Flanders. An interview on 9 juli 2009 by Marieke de Kort & Karl Vanderplaetse What is Risk Management? Often, risk management is perceived as emergency planning and fighting disasters. One of the greatest risks facing society at this moment is, of course, the financial crisis. However, we are also facing natural disasters such […]

Saint-Etienne and pandemic flu

The city of Saint-Etienne has taken a renewing initiative to arm itself (the workforce)) against the risk of a pandemic flu. This initiative is a pilot, a remedy to improve the processes. The initiative can be fully integrated into all running projects. The aim of such system is maintaining an optimal level of services and simultaneously protection of the workforce […]