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Wednesday 29 March 2017

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Eliminating carbon emissions is possible, report claims

Findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) show that energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be cut by 70 per cent by 2050 and completely eradicated by 2060 – and with a positive economic benefit. Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, presents a scenario in which increased use of renewable energy and energy could achieve the emissions reductions required to limit temperature rises to two degrees, avoiding the worst of climate change.

Political violence affects one in four global firms

Violent political events are up dramatically over the last year with one in four global organisations feeling the impact, according to the latest edition of the 2017 Clements Worldwide Risk Index (CWRI), released this week in Washington. The survey, compiled twice each year, found the number of organisations suffering the effects of a political violence event nearly doubled from a year ago, up 90% over the previous report issued last spring.

Top UK brands revealed in reputational ranking

Brands such as Dyson, Aston Martin and Lego have topped the rankings for reputation among the UK general public, in a year that corporate governance – and the perceptions of fairness, ethics and transparency – have had a significant impact on company reputation. Some of the results may surprise our readers.

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CNA Hardy, THB, Waterfall in cyber JV

THB, CNA Hardy and cyber security specialist Waterfall Security Solutions have entered into a partnership to provide a new cyber security protection package for industrial businesses.

RIMS produces stand-alone cyber insurance guide

Organisations considering stand-alone cyber coverage should carefully evaluate their risk profile and determine whether more traditional policies provide adequate coverage according to some of the tips offered in a newly released RIMS Professional Report 'Cyber Insurance: Considerations for Businesses'.

Commercial Insurance Awards: The winners!

The winners were announced last night by host, Holly Walsh at the 4th annual Commercial Insurance Awards gala at the Millennium Hotel, London Mayfair. Over 200 guests attended the ceremony to celebrate industry achievements of the past year. Congratulations to all of the winners and we look forward to another spectacular event in 2018!

Major brands pull ads on Google-run YouTube

Major global brands have pulled hundreds of millions in advertising spend from Google-owned YouTube following a scandal that has emerged over inappropriate content.
More than 250 organisations including the UK government, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Toyota, Tesco and McDonald’s and media including the Guardian and The Times -- which broke the news -- are among the growing number of customers angered by the activities of the internet giant which saw advertising placed next to extremist material, and the groups responsible receiving payouts from them.

Power transmission and distribution risk
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Mark Evans talks to Barry Menzies, head of MIDEL ester-based dielectric fluids, at specialist manufacturer M&I Materials, to discover how ester fluids can help reduce the risks associated with transformer applications.

Power transmission and distribution risk
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Mark Evans talks to Barry Menzies, head of MIDEL ester-based dielectric fluids, at specialist manufacturer M&I Materials, to discover how ester fluids can help reduce the risks associated with transformer applications.
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