Pandemic risks creating economic winners and losers

The pandemic risks creating economic winners and losers and will stunt progress on climate action over the next five years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said.

In particular, vaccine inequality will make economic recover uneven globally, which threatens Read more

Mixed messages on future working patterns

A number of recent surveys show mixed messages on future working patterns as more people receive COVID-19 vaccine jabs.

Most UK businesses reckon that those employees who come back into offices will have done so by the end of Read more

Risk-averse companies lose out in 2021

Risk-averse companies lost out in 2021 compared to those who embraced risk during the pandemic, according to a survey by the consultant BDO.

In a poll of 500 c-suite executives, 53 per cent or risk-welcoming businesses said they fared Read more

Business interruption tops worry list for 2021

Business interruption has topped the executive worry list for 2021, according to Allianz’s annual Risk barometer. But three key risks are almost level pegging in first place in the survey: business interruption (41 per cent), pandemic outbreak (40 Read more

Covid-19 response and recovery – IRM survey

While IRM’s initial Covid-19 survey showed that most risk managers were serving their organisations well during the pandemic, sectors are responding differently, according to an additional report compiled by IRM’s regional and special interest groups.

The articles in Read more

Coronavirus sees spike in malicious online activity

Over 16,000 coronavirus-related domains have been registered since January 2020, which are 50% more likely to be fraudulent than other domain registrations, according to research by Accenture iDefense.

With many business remote working, the risk of a successful cyber-breach Read more

Pandemic increases fear of fraud risk

Fraud has been rising during the pandemic because organisations are distracted and not focusing on controls during a period where many staff are working remotely, according to a study.

Seven percent of executives taking part in KPMG’s Covid-19 Fraud Read more

Crisis shakes up strategic risk assumptions

Executives were revisiting the validity of strategic assumptions at the end of last year – a process that has accelerated because of the global pandemic, according to Gartner’s recent Emerging risks monitor report.

“Executives had been concerned with the Read more