systemic risk, boat and a big wave

17 March, 2020

Covid-19 is a new systemic risk. What are the implications for governance?

Covid-19 emerged in December 2019 and has quickly become a global crisis that threatens the health of individuals and the welfare of societies on a vast scale, including its impact on global economic ...
Covid-19, coronavirus

4 March, 2020

Covid-19: UK business institutions and advisers set out likely impact

The urgency over coronavirus is ramping up. The Bank of England, the Treasury, regulators and professional bodies have all either issued reassurances about their response to Covid-19, or warnings abou...
future, opportunity, risk management

26 February, 2020

Accountants must help business confront the challenge of climate change

As we head towards November’s COP26 in Glasgow, 14 accountancy bodies around the world—including five bodies based in the UK—have joined forces in a call to action to fight against climate chang...
Coronavirus risk

18 February, 2020

FRC issues advice on coronavirus risk disclosures

Concern about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on business has reached such an extent that regulators have revealed companies will have to consider whether it is a disclosable risk, while there is...
public trust, business behaviour, survey, UK

20 December, 2019

Public confidence in ethical business behaviour falters

The reputation of business for ethical behaviour is sometimes not what it should be—and new research reveals that public expectations have fallen. A survey by the
risk survey, risk management, climate

13 December, 2019

Survey launches to reveal boardroom risk thinking

The Board Agenda Leadership in Risk Management Survey has been launched today in partnership with Maza...
globe, world, magnifying glass

28 March, 2019

Taking control of cyber risk

When Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced the press after hackers stole data from up to 50 million social networking accounts last September, he said “we need to do more to prevent this f...
digital strategy

14 February, 2019

A disruptive influence: how new technology is challenging boards

The global economy is undergoing a profound shift driven by technology, which is harnessing advances in medical science, biochemistry and machine learning to reshape the boundaries of human endeavour....
British and EU flags, Brexit

16 January, 2019

Brexit, cybersecurity and climate change lead risk concerns for 2019

Even as prime minister Theresa May this week failed to gain parliamentary support for a Brexit deal, the country was being warned that the UK’s departure from the EU could “blind” corporate lead...

20 December, 2018

Survey reveals boards struggle with sustainability

Board members are confident that they understand the importance of addressing sustainability, but a new survey also reveals that leadership teams are still grappling with how to build the right polici...