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Jul. 23, 2013


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Firms' climate risk management 'lacking'
Environmental Leader
Nearly 90 percent of S&P Global 100 Index companies identify extreme weather and climate change as current or future business risks, across all industry sectors. But they lack the data and tools needed to effectively assess and manage these risks, according to a report from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
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Enterprises eye integrated risk management to replace aging GRC platforms
InfoSecurity
Despite ongoing reliance on traditional governance risk and compliance platforms, a majority of enterprise IT departments see them as inflexible, slow and incapable of automating governance and security risk management processes. According to a whitepaper from Enterprise Strategy Group, commissioned by Agiliance, 78 percent of the enterprises surveyed are in the process or planning to replace GRC systems with integrated risk management platforms. It's a complex undertaking, ESG warned, but one that's well worth it.
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Manage corporate risk, don't drive business on luck
Defense News
The aerospace and defense sector is all about risk. There is inherently more risk in innovating and delivering high-tech A&D products than, for example, building houses, getting fresh bread onto supermarket shelves or mass producing widgets. But reduced budgets, tighter contracts and increased transparency mean that if you don't have a handle on the real risks to your projects and your whole business, then you are depending on luck and fate.
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Why it's critical that small businesses test their disaster recovery plans
Business 2 Community
As a rule of thumb, a small- or mid-sized business should test its disaster recovery plan at least yearly, or any time the business undergoes a major change. However, most businesses are unprepared for common disasters such as floods, hurricanes and cyberattacks. A recent survey suggests that 17 percent of businesses never test their disaster plans and one-third test only once a year. When they do test, 81 percent of respondents report problems, and 11 percent encounter major problems or "complete failure."
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Why risk management matters
Forbes
Risk is a tricky thing. Without it, growth is impossible. But it's not just about taking more risks, it's about understanding and controlling the risks you take.

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RIMS Benchmark: Total cost of risk up 5 percent in 2012
Business Insurance
The total cost of risk increased 5 percent in 2012, according to the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.'s 2013 RIMS Benchmark Survey.

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Risk modeling and business continuity: How far to go?
Continuity Central
Fundamental uncertainties derive from our fragmentary understanding of risk and complex system dynamics and interdependencies.

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Swiss Re: Tight spread environment for catastrophe bonds to continue
Artemis
In its latest look at the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities market reinsurer Swiss Re suggests that the tight spread environment seen on cat bond issues through 2013 so far is set to continue. Tighter spreads and lower pricing has been driven by investor demand providing an attractive environment for cat bond sponsors.
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Creating a crisis management plan
The Washington Post
Many companies — even some of the largest corporations — do not have adequate crisis management plans in place, said Scott Sobel, president of the District-based crisis management firm Media & Communications Strategies. The following are his suggestions to business owners about how to create a contingency plan for unexpected events.
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Overcoming the fear of insuring emerging risks
Insurance Journal
For an industry that depends on lots of data to develop products and price them according to risk, the insurance industry finds covering new and emerging risks to be no easy task. Carriers try to address new risks, particularly those with technology, but they tend to be risk-adverse where there is little experience or data to go on.
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A checklist for employee reference checks
The National Law Review
Thorough research during an employer's hiring phase can prevent undesirable employees from becoming part of a workforce. There is no better way to get an accurate assessment of job applicants than by speaking with people who have actually worked with them. Before picking up the phone, however, potential employers should keep the following things in mind.
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The 4 elements of a resilient supply chain
Supply Chain Digest
Having a resilient supply chain can mitigate the risk of a catastrophic event, either natural or man-made. A quality and timely reaction can save a company's operations whereas a delayed and partial response can cause great financial and market expense. While events such as the 2011 Tohuku earthquake affected companies around the globe, there are other day-to-day events that can equally derail a company's customer service and bottom line. Price volatility for raw materials and fuel, supplier and carrier capacity not meeting demand, and fear of the unforeseen tragedies are all events that can keep an executive up at night. The following are four key elements of a resilient supply chain to minimize the impact of surprises.
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Tackling cybersecurity risk at financial institutions
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Risk management is an inherent component of any financial institution's business operations, whether it be market risk, credit risk, or reputational risk. Cyberattacks are a rapidly growing threat that can affect those other risks.
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