2020 State of Integrated Risk Management Survey

As an acknowledged expert in your field, VirtueSpark, in conjunction with Risk-!n would like to invite you to participate in a survey to assess the level of adoption of Integrated Risk Management (IRM). We are canvassing the views of hundreds of leaders in industry, commerce, and governance in general. The result will be a report…

Risk Managers To The Rescue?

How risk managers can help navigate through a recession. As a result of the ongoing global pandemic, recession is now starting to become visible in many countries across the globe. It’s possible that it may appear like a short-term economic dip, but indicators are there that it may turn out to be a longer-term downturn,…

Interview with William Sanders on The Risk Leadership Network

The Risk Leadership Network is the brainchild of Sydney-based William Sanders and his UK-based business partner Tim Whitehouse. It’s backed by an international media company and already has a significant number of large corporate members across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. VirtueSpark caught up with William the day after the official launch of the…

Business preparedness in a time of pandemic

There was a time when the word “virus” mostly occupied our minds due to the threat of malware, and cyber crime in general. Now, with a global pandemic paralyzing much of our business and social lives, the word virus instantly, and naturally, directs our thoughts to the Coronavirus and Covid-19. There’s no doubt that the…

The magnificent 7 – Aspects to consider when setting up a risk management program

So you were put in charge of finally building that risk management implementation. Congratulations! If you don’t feel comfortable about how and where to start, you’re not alone. Everyone who’s ever had the chance of implementing their first ‘from scratch’ approach has been on this daunting but nevertheless exciting journey. In this article we highlight seven aspects…

Expert Interview – Andrea Bonime-Blanc

A shared philosophy Our friend Andrea Bonime-Blanc was available for an interview on her new book “Gloom to Boom”. Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc, author of the new book “Gloom to Boom” and Founder & CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a global governance, risk, ethics and cyber advisory firm, is no stranger to Basel, Switzerland, home to…

5 Reasons for SME to Invest in Risk Management

“Entrepreneurs are not risk-takers. They are calculated risk-takers” Leonard C. Green, Investor & Professor of Entrepreneurship Proportionately, risk management matters more to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs.) Even a small hit to the bottom line can have a big impact, which is why around half of small businesses will fail within the first five years. …

Experts Interview – Frederic Mauron of LafargeHolcim

For Frederic Mauron a life on the ocean waves with the French navy proved to be good preparation for life as Head of Health & Safety Systems and Processes at LafargeHolcim the leading global building materials and solutions company.
To be successful in the arena of business risk, resilience, continuity and safety, Mauron says you need to “love your people”.