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Sep. 19, 2013


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A crisis in leadership
By Michael J. Berens
As the global economic slump drags on, pressure builds on heads of state and other leaders to find some means of setting things right. Tough times call for extraordinary leaders. Yet, as one scans the world stage, few — if any — are to be found. Studies by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project reveal declining faith in leaders in most countries. Political paralysis, sex and corruption scandals, unfulfilled promises, and government-sanctioned spying on private citizens have undermined the public trust.
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Risk monitoring a key component of social media strategies
InsideCounsel
One of the most famous commercials of the 1970s explained to us that, if we told two friends about Faberge Organics shampoo, they would tell two friends and so on and so on. It indicated the power of social interaction, demonstrating on-screen how, after a short while, hundreds and then thousands of people would know about the benefits of wheat germ, oil and honey shampoo. In the era of social media, the adage has changed.
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Phone technology is putting workers at risk
Fleet News
It has been estimated that up to one-third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work at the time. This may account for 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week. Mobile phone technology has advanced so far in recent years that we now have the whole world at our fingertips. We have all embraced this development and it has certainly increased productivity in many areas. However, it is also putting workers at risk.
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In times of crisis, CDC helps businesses ensure continuity
MarketWatch
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plays a vital role in helping businesses prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. In the first of a new series of quarterly business features, CDC's connection with business and public health preparedness and response is highlighted, coinciding with September's National Preparedness Month.
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Risk management as strategic advantage
Packaging Digest
Supply risk information should be promoted as powerful business intelligence, informing an array of enterprise decisions well beyond procurement's typical influence.

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Social media: A double-edged sword
ITWeb
The role of social media in business continuity can't be ignored, says ContinuitySA. Not only can it support business continuity; it can also pose a continuity threat.

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Cybersecurity: Global risk management moves beyond regulations
TechTarget
Regulatory environments and compliance drive global risk management and associated actions at many organizations. But auditing is not based on actual threats.

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Sluggish global economic recovery ahead
The Washington Times
A robust recovery for the global economy remains well out of reach. That's the view that emerges from a recent survey of economists just as the Federal Reserve is expected to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy. Europe has finally emerged from recession. Japan is growing after two decades of stagnation. And the United States is trudging ahead. Yet an Associated Press survey of more than two dozen economists suggests that global growth will remain below full health this year and next.
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Hire with care: Employment law basics for startups
Finance & Commerce
Many entrepreneurs start a new business with a vast wealth of knowledge about what the company makes or does but with scant details about the mechanics of running a business. One potential trouble spot is hiring help because it's fraught with legal issues that are all too easy to overlook until it's too late.
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Managing a successful enterprise risk management program
Ag Professional
Many initiatives within an organization are supported by steering committees, committees that decide on the priorities or order of the business. Generally, a steering committee's purpose is to ensure that the initiative has the support to be effectively integrated into the organization. But, it is not uncommon to see a steering committee that has evolved into an "update session" with little change or influence happening in the organization. enterprise risk management, or ERM, is no different in this regard. It requires an active and engaged committee of sponsors who ultimately own the success of the initiative being adopted by the organization or not.
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Catastrophe bonds among top performing assets since Lehman bankruptcy
Artemis
Five years on from one of the largest financial firm failures ever, the bankruptcy and collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers, many global financial assets have struggled to provide attractive returns as the world’s economies struggled to recover, with some being hit by multiple recessions. The last five years, since the high-profile investment bank failed signaling a new peak in the global recession and the potential for financial contagion, have seen economies beginning to recover (to some degree) and asset class performance growth returning to many markets.
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Beyond the honey pot
CFO Magazine
By many accounts, computer crime has shot rapidly to the top of many companies' risk management lists. The possibility of a company's most valuable intellectual property falling into a competitor's hands or the data systems of its entire operation crashing as a result of hacker's whim is — or should be — striking fear into the hearts of many CFOs. As a result, a counter-initiative is gathering steam in Corporate America.
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Reduce risk by monitoring global supply chain disruptions
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Resilinc Corporation, a provider of supply chain resiliency solutions, announced the availability of EventWatch Professional, a new supply chain risk management service providing 24/7 monitoring and detection of global events that threaten to disrupt supply chains worldwide. Constant manual monitoring by an individual person or company for the many types of supply chain disruption events can be daunting. To address this problem, Resilinc now offers EventWatch Professional as a way to enable all procurement, sourcing and supply chain professionals to simply and cost-effectively monitor for — and quickly respond to — potential supply chain disruptions.
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