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Investors embrace 'catastrophe bonds'
The Wall Street Journal
Insurance companies are taking advantage of the appetite for high-yielding debt by selling bonds that can force investors to help pay for the cost of natural disasters. With the U.S. hurricane season about a month away, insurers are issuing "catastrophe bonds" at the fastest clip since before the financial crisis.
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Supply chain globalization: Great opportunities and new risks
RIS News
What does risk mean for today's supply chain? Increasingly, both multi-national and local companies must be prepared for events — anywhere in the world — that could force them to find a new supply source or reroute their supply chain. To aid the ability to react, many companies are turning to complex technologies while others are exploring new, increasingly global sourcing options.
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Court outlines how much 'work' those on FMLA leave can be asked to do
HR Morning
How much is too much to ask of an employee out on FMLA leave? Would your managers consider a few phone calls "work" on an employee's part? A court just did in the case of Julie Vess, the former director of respiratory therapy at Regency Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. The court shed some light on where managers and supervisors should draw the line.
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The reality of managing social media risk in business
Inside Counsel
The benefits of using social media personally and professionally are profound. Through social media, businesses have grown and individuals have found new friendships and support when needed. Social media can be a blessing, but also a curse if you are not careful with how you use it. Just like anything in life, there are rewards as well as risks. And, when it comes to social media, recognizing the risks is the first step in managing them.
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How GRC fails to capture enterprise risk
Governance functions are designed to manage risks that organizations face in operational and back office silos — financial misstatements, fraud, vendor management, disaster recovery, and other activities are all designed to address a subset of an organization's risk profile. Enterprise risk management creates a standardized methodology and language to objectively prioritize across functions and levels.
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Prospering in an uncertain world: Businesses wake up to climate risk
The Carbon Brief
Even supermarket giants and the biggest multinational corporations may struggle to stay afloat as valuable natural resources dwindle. From food retailers to engineers, the private sector is becoming increasingly aware of how climate change could affect future profits.
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Mature risk management practices could realize 25 percent value growth
According to a recent study by the Journal of Risk Insurance, organizations exhibiting mature risk management practices realize a potential value growth up to 25 percent, confirming the value of strong enterprise risk management programs.

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Social media and crisis management: Be present in times of trouble
Business 2 Community
Social media is a useful tool for almost any company, whatever its industry, purpose or relationship with customers. Yet in times of crisis, social media is invaluable.

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Cut health costs with risk management
Columbus CEO
Employees who are reckless with their own health and ignore scheduled maintenance (regular physical exams and biometric tests) are going to eventually "break down." This can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Does business continuity in the public sector work?
Disaster Recovery Journal
Many larger companies which have Business Continuity Management systems produce or deliver products. Failure to deliver as a result of any interruption will very likely impact upon the business financially and could ultimately put companies out of business. Is there any wonder therefore that the management of such businesses are often quite willing to spend money on protecting their interests.
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Risk management and RDC
Credit Union Times
The U.S. payments landscape has undergone a major transformation, with the physical transportation of checks replaced by the capture, processing and clearing of check images from diverse points of deposit including branches, kiosks, ATMs, merchant locations, homes and mobile phones. The unprecedented convenience for customers has raised the bar on expected user experience. It has also ushered in a set of risks, from outright fraud to unintended errors.
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Protecting your business's rep
The Brooklyn Reader
Reputation risk management is the "what now" after "what if" actually occurs. But how could they teach you something that many don't really get themselves? Business is a science. Business is quantifiable. So how can we quantify the hit to our reputation? Can we really put a number, or a dollar amount to it? The answer: Yes, you can!
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