Risk is a far more complex and demanding issue than it was ten years ago. Risk managers may have expertise in the general aspects of risk management and in the specifics that relate directly to their business, but they are much less likely to understand other more specialist risks. Equally, Company Directors may find themselves falling down in their duty to manage risk because they don't have enough knowledge to be able to talk to their risk team, in a sensible way. The short guides to risk are not going to make either of these groups experts in the subject but will give them plenty to get started and in a format and an extent (circa 150 pages) that is readily digested.
A Short Guide to Ethical Risk
A Short Guide to Operational Risk
A Short Guide to Political Risk
A Short Guide to Procurement Risk
A Short Guide to Reputation Risk
A Short Guide to Climate Change Risk
A Short Guide to Contract Risk
By Carlo Patetta Rotta
April 28, 2010
Following corporate scandals and the recent bankruptcy of large financial institutions, the public believes that one of the responsibilities of governments, regulators and corporate executives is to do business in compliance with basic ethical values. It is now acknowledged that there has been a ...
By Martin Samociuk, Nigel Iyer
March 28, 2010
A Short Guide to Fraud Risk is for: * anyone who needs to better understand fraud risks, either company-wide, or in a specific business unit; * directors and managers who would like to add value by building fraud resistance into their organization and to demonstrate to shareholders, regulators or...
By David Tattam
May 28, 2011
There is a growing awareness across both public and private sectors, that the key to embedding an effective risk culture lies in raising the general education and understanding of risk at every level in the organization. This is exactly the purpose of David Tattam's book. A Short Guide to ...
By Robert McKellar
November 28, 2010
In a competitive and increasingly internationalised business world, many companies rely on the high risk/reward ratio of operating in unstable areas. Those companies willing to engage in emerging or developing countries can often be exposed to a politically volatile environment over which they have...
By Richard Russill
May 28, 2010
Increasingly, top executives view supply markets as sources of competitive advantage and as means of achieving strategic objectives. Procurement is the management activity that makes this happen, and this process depends on a superior risk management capability if it is be effective. Yet, despite ...
By Garry Honey
June 28, 2009
Does your organization have a good or bad reputation, and who takes responsibility for it? Whether viewed as an intangible asset or potential liability, damage to reputation can be costly. In the private sector loss of investor confidence can dent corporate value; in the public sector loss of ...
By Nigel Arnell
January 02, 2015
Climate change poses a risk to business operations and to markets, and a poor business response to this risk can lead to reputational damage, or worse. At the same time, climate change can bring opportunities for some businesses. In this addition to Gower’s series of Short Guides to Business Risk...
By Helena Haapio, George J. Siedel
April 05, 2013
Savvy managers no longer look at contracting processes and documents reactively but use them proactively to reach their business goals and minimize their risks. To succeed, these managers need a framework and A Short Guide to Contract Risk provides this. The foundation of identifying and managing ...
By Catherine Truel
July 28, 2010
The historic growth in world trade, large container ships and information technology have triggered profound changes in international trade. A few years ago, customs officers at the border were meticulously checking goods and documents before releasing a shipment to the trader. A business could be ...
By Tony Morden
May 28, 2011
A Short Guide to Equality Risk analyses the concepts, theories, and issues associated with the implementation in organisations and the service environment of an Equality, Diversity, and Discrimination (EDD) Agenda. Whether from a business, political, social, legal or medical view, the risks of ...
By David Hillson, Ruth Murray-Webster
November 09, 2012
How much risk should we take? A Short Guide to Risk Appetite sets out to help all those who need to decide how much risk can be taken in a particular risky and important situation. David Hillson and Ruth Murray-Webster introduce the RARA Model to explain the complementary and central roles of Risk...