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Operational risk management

Supply chain business continuity Operational risk management is on the line
Annie Searle overviews the evolution of ORM and how past issues help inform current challenges.

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Expanding into Africa? Consider these operational risks…
Expanding into new markets is intrinsically a risky business and so has to form part of the business continuity management cycle.
Manufacturers face threats from escalating risks to the UK's supply of essential materials
Warning issued by EEF, the manufacturers' organization.
New study reveals that the top business concerns about supply chain relationships are cyber attacks and data loss
BitSight Technologies has released the results of a commissioned study, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of BitSight, which reveals third-party security as a top business concern for enterprises.

The 2015 Natural Hazards Risk Atlas
Verisk Maplecroft has published its 2015 Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, which ranks over 1300 cities in 198 countries on their exposure to natural hazards to help organizations identify and compare risks to populations, economies, business and supply chains.

Exploring the Risk Committee Advantage
A new RIMS Executive Report highlights the value of developing a strong operational risk committee.

Climate change ‘is the greatest threat to business for London’s SMEs’
At a recent meeting, the London Assembly’s Economy Committee heard that London’s businesses are failing to adequately invest in suitable climate change risk mitigation strategies.

Board and C-Level recognition of operational risk management rising within financial institutions
Need for greater alignment with strategy identified: KPMG and RMA survey.

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Third-party and vendor risk management in the finance sector
The results of a Risk Management Association and MetricStream survey on third-party and vendor risk management in financial institutions has been published.

Audit committees are concerned about the current high risk environment finds a KPMG survey
Some boards are reallocating oversight duties as the risk environment strains audit committee agendas.

Emerging threats: natural capital depletion will leave businesses dangerously exposed, warns new report
Many businesses and industries are reliant on scarce natural resources.

Internet of Things will significantly alter supply chain risk dynamics
Gartner says a thirty-fold increase in Internet-connected physical devices by 2020 will change how the supply chain operates.

PwC and MIT Forum publish supply chain risks advice
Five key principles that companies can use to better manage risks to their supply chains.

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