Paul Saunders, CMIRM, appointed as the new Chair of the IRM’s Operational Risk Group

Paul Saunders, CMIRM, founding owner/Managing Director of GDFM Consulting has been appointed as the new Chair of the IRM’s Operational Risk Group, taking over from Tony Chidwick. 

Paul is an experienced, senior risk professional with excellent strategic, regulatory, Read more

Europe cracks down on forced labour

The European Union plans to crack down on forced labour by banning products made by victims of modern slavery.

The proposals cover products made in the European Union (EU) and imports that use such labour. They target goods in Read more

Supply chain professionals fail to assess climate-related risk

Over 70 per cent of supply chain professionals fail to conduct a climate change risk assessments to identify key risks, according to the analyst Gartner.

The study found that 27 per cent of supply chain leaders Read more

IRM risk predictions 2022

IRM’s risk predictions 2022 highlights five areas for boards to focus on: geopolitics, inflation, post-pandemic recovery, workforce and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

“One of the challenging things about these risks is that they play out over multiple Read more

IRM issues guidance for charities on embedding emerging risk management

The political, economic, sociological, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) context in which we live and do business is fast-moving. This creates an ever-changing risk environment for organisations, with a fluid set of emerging risks and opportunities. It is therefore Read more

Organisational resilience moves centre stage

Organisational resilience has moved centre stage for many businesses during the pandemic. That is why IRM’s Innovation Special Interest Group has published fresh guidance for risk professionals, which is available here.

The paper defines operational resilience (OR) as Read more

IRM’s digital ethics guidelines

Risk managers play a critical role in ensuring that digital technologies are implemented ethically. That requires thinking beyond compliance and ensuring that risk managers are guided by their moral compasses, says IRM Digital Ethics Guidelines.

“As risk professionals, Read more

Climate change action – sign up for IRM course

Countries must plan and implement radical changes to their production and trade processes, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). That’s because as as extreme weather events become more frequent, traditional ways of working could fail.

Taking action could Read more