SR_web_Gillian Karran-Cumberlege

Why boards must exercise their ‘judgement muscle’

Boards risk being hamstrung by regulation, opting to comply rather than explain, even where there are unintended consequences


FERMA Talks: Channelling strategic foresight

Horizon scanning is an essential tool for policymakers, explained European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič


Insurer M&A dips in 1H 2021 - Clyde & Co

The sharp drop in M&A activity in Asia Pacific can be attributed in part to the high regulatory bar in some jurisdictions

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Navigating the ongoing trade war

China: politics are important but it’s the regulations that matter for multinationals

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Aon and WTW call of mega merger

Brokers terminate $30 billion merger agreement following “an impasse” with the US Department of Justice

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Cyber tops financial services risk register

Cyber attacks, pandemics and over regulation are among the biggest fears for CEOs at banks and insurers - PwC

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COVID-19 forced firms to ‘cut corners’

Under mounting pressure to increase revenue and profits, 65% of organisations admitted taking due diligence shortcuts

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Half of businesses ‘feel more resilient’ than a year ago

Sector attitudes to risk vary, finds Beazley, with those hardest hit by lockdown restrictions feeling less resilient


Indonesia Asia’s most complex country for business

Hong Kong is the second most simple jurisdiction in which to conduct business, finds TMF Group

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BoE launches climate stress test for banks, insurers

It will provide central banks and supervisors globally with a common starting point for analysing climate risks under different scenarios

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Managing money laundering risk in a COVID world

How money launderers are exploiting know your customer (KYC) checks and using the pandemic as a ruse to move money

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Firms failing to anticipate emerging risks

Effective risk resilience is increasingly correlated to a firm’s viability and growth potential, finds Marsh

Norman Marks

The spy who managed success

Is it time to abandon risk management and seek to manage performance instead? Let’s consider Bond’s latest mission


Cyber tops risk concerns for financial firms

Analysis of $1 billion of insurance industry claims show cyber incidents, including crime, is the top cause of loss - AGCS


Physical climate risk to test limits of diversification - Fitch

Companies with strong internal coordination and contingency planning will be better placed to respond to climate shocks

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WTW launches climate transition risk framework

New tool will assess companies’ transition plans to a low-carbon economy and ensure firms can continue to access insurance

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COVID-19 continues to test supply chains

Pandemic is exacerbating trends such as cargo crime, man-made disruptions, and political protests, which all threaten supply chain resilience in 2021

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Financial sector grossly underreporting climate exposure

Just a quarter are reporting portfolio emissions, which are on average 700 times higher than direct emissions

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The road to future-proofing your supply chain

As companies look to pivot from the pandemic, their focus of attention is turning towards building sustainability in supply chains

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Asian corporates gain climate risk tool

Swiss Re CorSo risk framework helps firms assess physical climate exposure; Many climate ‘hotspots’ are located in Asia Pacific

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COVID-19 a “foretaste” of climate shocks

Effective governance is at the heart of addressing climate risk and transitioning to a low carbon economy

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Financial firms face a risk reckoning

As the sector faces further regulatory intervention, what will it take to bring about real change?

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Climate change analytics tool launched

Data suite from JBA will help global financial services firms plan for their future and understand possible flood risk under different climate scenarios

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand introduces climate risk disclosure regime

New rules will require firms to disclose how climate change will affect their business on a ‘comply or explain’ basis


Due diligence the key for third-party risks

Research from Refinitiv reveals 43% of third-party relationships are not subject to any form of due diligence checks

SR_web_ Mark Convery

Health & safety post COVID

Health and safety regulations are under the microscope more than ever before, but significant global differences in approach remain


Corruption to increase post-COVID

Disruption to traditional working patterns and an increase in remote working is the top risk to the ethical conduct - EY

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Special report: Supply chains

Supply chains may be complex and suppliers remote, but you must know their ESG strategies well.

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Singapore government says raise cyber security now

Cyber Security Agency (CSA) to advise owners of critical information infrastructure (CII) on what they can do to further beef up their defence.