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A Short Guide to Climate Change Risk

A Short Guide to Climate Change Risk

Nigel Arnell
January 02, 2015

Climate change poses a risk to business operations and to markets, and a poor business response to this risk can lead to reputational damage, or worse. At the same time, climate change can bring opportunities for some businesses. In this addition to Gower’s series of Short Guides to Business Risk...

A Short Guide to Contract Risk

A Short Guide to Contract Risk

Helena Haapio, George J. Siedel
March 28, 2013

Savvy managers no longer look at contracting processes and documents reactively but use them proactively to reach their business goals and minimize their risks. To succeed, these managers need a framework and A Short Guide to Contract Risk provides this. The foundation of identifying and managing...

A Short Guide to Risk Appetite

A Short Guide to Risk Appetite

David Hillson, Ruth Murray-Webster
November 28, 2012

How much risk should we take? A Short Guide to Risk Appetite sets out to help all those who need to decide how much risk can be taken in a particular risky and important situation. David Hillson and Ruth Murray-Webster introduce the RARA Model to explain the complementary and central roles of Risk...

A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management: Engaging People to Identify, Own and Manage Risk

A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management: Engaging People to Identify, Own and Manage Risk

Penny Pullan, Ruth Murray-Webster
July 28, 2011

Many organisations have spent small fortunes to set up risk processes and supporting tools which then fail to deliver the expected value. This is because rational processes don't work well when trying to get groups of people to agree what is risky, why and what to do about it. If you need to make...

A Short Guide to Operational Risk

A Short Guide to Operational Risk

David Tattam
May 28, 2011

There is a growing awareness across both public and private sectors, that the key to embedding an effective risk culture lies in raising the general education and understanding of risk at every level in the organization. This is exactly the purpose of David Tattam's book. A Short Guide to...

A Short Guide to Equality Risk

A Short Guide to Equality Risk

Tony Morden
May 04, 2011

A Short Guide to Equality Risk analyses the concepts, theories, and issues associated with the implementation in organisations and the service environment of an Equality, Diversity, and Discrimination (EDD) Agenda. Whether from a business, political, social, legal or medical view, the risks of...

A Short Guide to Political Risk

A Short Guide to Political Risk

Robert McKellar
November 24, 2010

In a competitive and increasingly internationalised business world, many companies rely on the high risk/reward ratio of operating in unstable areas. Those companies willing to engage in emerging or developing countries can often be exposed to a politically volatile environment over which they have...

A Short Guide to Customs Risk

A Short Guide to Customs Risk

Catherine Truel
July 28, 2010

The historic growth in world trade, large container ships and information technology have triggered profound changes in international trade. A few years ago, customs officers at the border were meticulously checking goods and documents before releasing a shipment to the trader. A business could be...

A Short Guide to Procurement Risk

A Short Guide to Procurement Risk

Richard Russill
May 07, 2010

Increasingly, top executives view supply markets as sources of competitive advantage and as means of achieving strategic objectives. Procurement is the management activity that makes this happen, and this process depends on a superior risk management capability if it is be effective. Yet, despite...

A Short Guide to Ethical Risk

A Short Guide to Ethical Risk

Carlo Patetta Rotta
April 28, 2010

Following corporate scandals and the recent bankruptcy of large financial institutions, the public believes that one of the responsibilities of governments, regulators and corporate executives is to do business in compliance with basic ethical values. It is now acknowledged that there has been a...

A Short Guide to Fraud Risk: Fraud Resistance and Detection

A Short Guide to Fraud Risk: Fraud Resistance and Detection

Martin Samociuk, Nigel Iyer
March 28, 2010

A Short Guide to Fraud Risk is for: * anyone who needs to better understand fraud risks, either company-wide, or in a specific business unit; * directors and managers who would like to add value by building fraud resistance into their organization and to demonstrate to shareholders, regulators or...

A Short Guide to Reputation Risk

A Short Guide to Reputation Risk

Garry Honey
June 28, 2009

Does your organization have a good or bad reputation, and who takes responsibility for it? Whether viewed as an intangible asset or potential liability, damage to reputation can be costly. In the private sector loss of investor confidence can dent corporate value; in the public sector loss of...

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