Pessimism dominates Europe’s boardrooms

Pessimism dominates Europe’s boardrooms as the energy crisis and rampant inflation continue to weigh down business confidence.

Over a third (34 per cent) of chief executive officers (CEOs) in ERT’s latest survey said they plan to temporarily cut investment Read more

Whitepaper: Building Resilience Into Your Supply Chain: Insights Into the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

Globalization has increased the complexity of supply chains beyond recognition with many businesses having thousands, and often tens of thousands, of direct and indirect suppliers. Major crises such as the global pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine have created Read more

Supply chain waste costs businesses $163 billion annually

Supply chain waste costs businesses $163 billion annually, according to recent research.

Most commonly, goods either exceed their sell-by date while in transit or the waste arises from overproduction. In fact, according to the report The missing billions by 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

Risk from external fraud gathers pace

The risk from external fraud has gathered pace over the past twelve months with seven in ten businesses affected, according to the consultant PwC.

In fact, over the past two years fraud perpetrated from hackers and organised crime rings Read more

UK businesses feel less prepared for geopolitical risk

UK businesses said that they felt less prepared for geopolitical in a survey conducted by the insurer Beazley.

Its Risk and resilience survey found that confidence in resilience against war and terror dropped between 2021 and 2022. For example, Read more

Risk of food shortages grows

The risk of food shortages increased from already high levels because of the conflict in Ukraine, said leading world agencies.

The number of severely food insecure people has doubled in two years – from 135 million pre-pandemic to 276 Read more