Risk Management

Your Integrity Blindspot - 5 Ways to Give Misconduct No Place to Hide

Ian Beale | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

Misconduct continues to plague organisations around the globe in both the private and public sectors. We all read about incidents in the news where mi...

Why Auditors Must Re-Focus on Information Risks

Ian Beale | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

Given the numerous data breaches and the revelation of the Heartbleed Bug over the course of the last few months, I want to revisit a topic we discussed back in February: information security risk. In today's all-digital world, information security is a risk that threatens firms of all sizes.

The Precautionary Principle and Managing Risk

Alex Malley | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK
Alex Malley

'In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is no...

What Risk Leaders Do Differently

Ian Beale | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

The four capabilities shaping the agenda for assurance functions in 2014 In today's ever-changing business environment, we don't have to look any fu...

10 Steps to Turn Self-Reporting Into Reality, Not Just Wishful Thinking

Ian Beale | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

Do your managers routinely self-report control issues or do they still have the 'let's wait and see if the audit team finds it' attitude? The constan...

UK Social Housing: How to Get Large Investors Interested

Phil Shanks | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

I am a long time serial investor in housing. I have done so corporately and personally for almost 20 years, through the last recession and am still going strong. I have a range of business interests but my investment into housing is the largest single asset class that I hold...

The 'Risk Ready' Workforce: Three Ways to Build a Strong Corporate Culture

Ian Beale | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

If poor employee behaviour is the most frequent root cause of misconduct, what can audit do to remediate the problem?

Data Overload: How Are You Managing Your Information Risk?

Ian Beale | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Tech
Ian Beale

As businesses seek new avenues for growth, creative uses of information are central to their strategies, and increasingly a source of competitive advantage. So much so that companies are now using the lexicon of "information management" as opposed to "technology management."

Architects Need to Address Long-Term Climate Change Challenges

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The question of how we can guarantee a building can meet all these demands over decades is not just about designing for our current climate conditions. We need to design buildings which will meet the demands of tomorrow...

The Top Emerging Risks for 2014 - Part Two

Ian Beale | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

The accelerating pace of business change and intensifying regulatory scrutiny are the key macro-trends that will continue to affect companies over the next 12 to 24 months. These Hot Spots provide a solid framework for addressing the key risk areas that could have significant consequences for businesses' performance.

The Top Emerging Risks for 2014

Ian Beale | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

As the New Year begins and businesses start implementing their plans for growth, being able to identify new trends in emerging risk areas that threaten to derail enterprise performance over the next 12 months is imperative.

To Avoid Stormy Waters for Their Business, CEOs Need to Learn How to Dive into Social Media

Maria Shopova | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Maria Shopova

I recently came across a very interesting report by Deloitte titled "Exploring Strategic Risk" that summarised findings from interviews with 300 execu...

Tackling Whistleblowing Through Employee Engagement

Rose Schreiber | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Rose Schreiber

Public exposure to whistleblowing has risen dramatically over the last few years. Far beyond the realms of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, the inte...

Minimising the Risk of Sub-Contracting a Sole Trader

Ruth Stevenson | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK
Ruth Stevenson

When a client sub-contracts a research project they have to make decisions about who they want to work with and who they think will get the job done. Imagine you could choose a university, or an agency with hundreds of staff, or a boutique firm with ten staff. These are my competitors. And then there's me, a sole trader.

Future of the Eurozone and What it Means for Banks

Tony Virdi | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Virdi

Headlines around the Euro crisis have resurfaced with a vengeance in recent weeks. The uncertainty surrounding the future of the Euro is taking its toll on financial stability and the markets.

Ghosts of Deutsche Bank Past

James Payne | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK
James Payne

Visiting Frieze this year it was hard to remember that only a sliver of fabric stands between the people involved in the Occupy Wall St. Movement and the ultra-wealthy collectors whose families really do occupy Wall St.