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RiskTalk: can a better conversation help fend off disaster?News

Influence of 'risk talk'

RiskTalk: can a better conversation help fend off disaster?

Anette Mikes

We often respond to blunders such as the explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the Volkswagen emissions scandal by asking: What were they thinking? But before…

Staying the comfort zone as a risk: More speed – less riskInterview

Staying in the comfort zone as a risk

More speed – less risk

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

Dealing with risks, making decisions, taking on leadership roles, cooperating in a team, setting objectives, showing persistence and maybe sometimes the courage to turn back – these are all…

Global Risk Map: Top Business Risks Around The World in 2017Study

Global Risk Map

Top Business Risks Around The World in 2017

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

Companies worldwide are bracing themselves for a year of increased uncertainty, driven by growing concerns over political, legal and regulatory developments around the globe. That are the results…

Interview with Prof. Paul Embrechts, ETH Zürich: The complexity of Operational RiskInterview

Interview with Prof. Paul Embrechts, ETH Zürich

The complexity of Operational Risk

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

Operational risks and reputation risks play an increasingly important role in the financial sector and the real economy. But from a methodological perspective these risks – which often relate to…

Geopolitical Threats: Political Risk Map 2016Study

Geopolitical Threats

Political Risk Map 2016

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

Attacks in 2015 have led to a renewed focus by world powers on combating terrorism. Of greatest concern is the Islamic State, which remains powerful in Iraq and Syria and is expanding its…

GRC survey 2015: There's no reward without riskStudy

GRC survey 2015

There's no reward without risk

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

Operating a business requires taking risks. Organizations that identify and manage these risks well are positioned to grow and remain successful. That is the result of this year's global…

Learning from the future: Simulation with business wargamingComment

Learning from the future

Simulation with business wargaming

Frank Romeike [Editor-in-chief RiskNET]

If one takes a broad view of wargaming, it is probably one of the oldest simulation methods in existence. The Chinese game of "Wei-Hai" (meaning "encircling") is frequently cited as one of the…

Risk culture: Balance compliance and corporate managementComment

Risk culture

Balance compliance and corporate management

Christoph Schwager / Andrea Fechner

In the aftermath of the recent financial market crisis, the burden of implementing regulatory requirements has been constantly increasing. From a political perspective, the key issue is…

Growing political risk in the year ahead and beyondStudy

Political Risk Map 2015

Growing political risk in the year ahead and beyond

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

Geopolitical tensions, falling commodity prices, separatist movements, and more are shaping today’s political risk landscape. There is a clear divide between healthy emerging markets and those…

The risk paradoxInterview

Risk Perception

The risk paradox

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

Leonardo da Vinci once claimed that all our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions. The sensory perception organs (sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell) allow us to perceive risk…