Archive Features

Steve Cameron tackles the issue of fires aboard ULCVs
 October 2022
The next evolution of the internet is coming. Deborah Ritchie writes
 October 2022
Deborah Ritchie speaks to WBN CEO, Olga Collins
 September 2022
Oliver Wheeler looks at the impact of inflation on insurance
 September 2022
Deborah Ritchie explores the current ‘perfect storm’ of risks
 August 2022
Martin Allen-Smith examines global food supply vulnerabilities
 August 2022
Nicholas Pearson examines the drop in resilience to environmental risks
 July 2022
Calum McPhail prepares readers for a new era of transportation
 July 2022
Psychologist Geoff Trickey talks to CIR about risk types.
 June 2022
A discussion with Tokio Marine HCC about cyber risk in the transportation industry.
 June 2022
Permanent changes to global trade will impact on supply chain risk.
 June 2022
Daniel West examines the latest changes in product liability law.
 May 2022
Alex Whitaker looks at the shutdown of physical events amid Covid-19
 April 2022
John Lezemore and Derek Adamson take a look at the potential for Covid- and Long Covid-related claims due to exposure to coronavirus at work, and outline considerations for insurers as the situation develops
 March 2022
Long Covid for employers and employees. By Dr Quinton Fivelman
 February 2022
The COVID-related M&A claims surge has so far failed to materialise, but an overall uptick in notifications has boosted demand for coverage, promising future claims activity and a radical shake-up of the market.
 January 2022
Deborah Ritchie spoke to Andrew Carpenter and Dominic Lion about innovation in engineered timber and the potential benefits for the construction supply chain
 December 2020
The wide-ranging impact of COVID-19 on well-being has the potential to lead to an increase in occupational stress claims. Barbara Goddard and Matthew Atwell examine the legal perspectives
 November 2020
Uncertainty regarding import tariffs and rising costs of doing business in China, along with the disruption of COVID-19, has made many organisations question their reliance on suppliers. This has led them to begin sourcing elsewhere in Asia (in countries such as Taiwan and Vietnam) for key components and manufacturers for their products.
 October 2020
WSJ coverage of banks’ money laundering activities in July of this year makes for compelling reading: BaFin (Germany’s top financial authority) saw the former CEO of Wirecard AG trustworthy and remained reluctant to detailed warnings since 2008 (Fairless et al., 2020). More often, however, it makes for depressing reading in terms of the confidence we can have in the integrity of financial institutions, especially as many banks involved are household names.
 September 2020
How can businesses, especially those with an international footprint, ensure employee health, well-being and security amid the pandemic? Deborah Ritchie spoke to Harriet Brennan and Dr Mark Parrish to find out
 August 2020
It is fair to say that the commercial insurance world has been rocked by the pandemic. Garon Anthony looks at just some of the issues arising out of the global COVID-19 crisis
 July 2020
Employers should not assume that a recent relaxation of rules is a sign that the Health & Safety Executive plans to take a light touch on enforcement, or that the risk of prosecution is any lower, warns Sally Roff
 June 2020
The recent Harvey Weinstein trial and verdict are landmarks of cultural and legal significance, Edward Henry QC argues. Those in positions of authority, as well as compliance, risk and HR professionals should heed its warning
 May 2020
The Middle East has proven to be a politically volatile and unpredictable part of the world but remains a crucial region for many firms. Balancing risk and opportunity is as important now as ever, writes Martin Allen-Smith
 April 2020
Despite the global sigh of relief when rain fell on Australia’s bushfires, the damage had been done, and will take time and resources to fix. Jeremy Hughes counts the cost to the economy and to the insurance industry
 March 2020
As the world wakes up to the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, employers and insurers are reassessing their risk exposure, while legislators are focused on drawing up new rules around workplace behaviour.
 February 2020
The ongoing migrant crisis poses an array of potential problems for international businesses. Addressing weak links in a supply chain – and the looming additional threat of climate change migration – may require new approaches, writes Martin Allen
 January 2020
How are changes in modern working practices impacting the need for, and demands of, work area recovery in the UK? Ant Gould examines the provision of WAR and the impact of recent developments on the market and its providers
 December 2019
Faced with the dual challenge of managing dig data alongside a multitude of regulatory pressures, companies are struggling to know which records to destroy, when and how. Martin Allen-Smith wades through the filing system
 November 2019
As data privacy continues to be a major issue for organisations around the world, companies are being urged to prepare for another set of wide-ranging new rules emerging from the US state of California.
 October 2019
One of the world’s most significant commercial hubs has recently found itself at the centre of uncharacteristic unrest. Hong Kong’s future is hard to predict, but the business impact could have global implications. Martin Allen Smith reports
 September 2019
As domestic Brexit negotiations sway between intricate chess moves and matches of tiddlywinks, contingency planning for a hard Brexit is finally taking centre stage across both government and industry. Ant Gould looks at the latest plans
 September 2019
Companies need to be aware of a complex web of issues that surround environmental, social and governance factors – or ESG – for their own sakes as much as for that of the world. Mark Evans reports
 August 2019
As telecommunications march into a brave new era – bringing much desired speed and capacity to networks – Martin Allen-Smith considers how some of the weighty benefits could be counterbalanced by some potentially considerable pitfalls
 July 2019
Following a series of incidents both in the UK and overseas, CIR looks at the challenge of handling drone-related interruptions to major key transport hubs, and considers the steps being taken to minimise the future threat
 June 2019
Research suggests 70 per cent of workers experience poor mental health at some point in their lives. Questions are now being asked about the degree to which employers could or should get involved. CIR investigates
 May 2019
Numerous factors are colliding to create a complex and costly environment for claims management companies and functions. At the same time, as David Adams writes, the demand for fast settlement is a persistent pressure
 April 2019
UK D&O claims are increasing in both in size and frequency, with no sign of abating. Rates are hardening, with increases of between 10 per cent and 20 per cent both here and in the US so far this year. Graham Buck seeks to understand why
 March 2019
Nearly two years on from WannaCry and NotPetya, it’s not surprising that a survey issued last November by the World Economic Forum (WEF) identified cyber risk as the biggest threat to doing business in Europe and among the top five risks for organisations globally.
 February 2019
Seven months since the implementation of GDPR, what exactly has changed in the data protection landscape, and how are regulators going about the process of upholding the requirements? Martin Allen-Smith investigates
 February 2019
Amid the unpredictability of their day-to-day jobs, risk managers have come to depend on the ability of risk software to evolve with times. David Adams notes the widening application of software in an increasingly sophisticated market
 January 2019
Climate change could present a number of opportunities for business. But only those who are well-prepared to adapt to the changing business environment will be able to avoid feeling the heat of the challenges that lie ahead, says Martin Allen-Smith
 December 2018
A US jury has awarded a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer the equivalent of £226 million in damages. Ant Gould takes a closer look at the case, and the potential implications of this award.
 November 2018
With AI becoming increasingly mainstream, the nature of its potential risks grow in complexity and number. Before we can fully harness the benefits, there are a number of potential pitfalls to consider. Martin Allen Smith reports
 October 2018
Amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding trade arrangements, much has been said about ports congestion and transportation of goods. As the UK faces new border controls, Ant Gould considers the risk management issues
 September 2018
The slow post-war decline of the UK’s manufacturing sector was showing signs of stabilising, but uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations has led to a wobble in the sector. Graham Buck spoke to the industry about its prospects
 August 2018
The evolving terrorist threat has led to significant shifts in risk managers’ needs when it comes to insurance. Ant Gould examines the new dynamics and looks at how the insurance industry has responded to calls for change
 July 2018
At the heart of any organisation is its workforce, but the shape and nature of this asset looks set to change beyond all recognition. Martin Allen-Smith takes a look at some of the developments in human capital risk management
 June 2018
No area of risk management is more vulnerable to myth-making than health and safety. At the same time, it is a very serious business; failure to manage the evolving risks has increasingly costly repercussions. David Adams reports
 May 2018
A transition deal offers companies breathing space, but risk managers must still work without fully knowing what business environment they face in the post-Brexit era. Graham Buck reports
 April 2018
The Time’s Up and MeToo movements have dramatically highlighted the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. As a result, employers on both sides of the Atlantic are reviewing their workplace policies. Graham Buck reports
 March 2018
With the deadline for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation imminent, how ready are organisations for the new rules – and what will happen to those that fail to prepare by 25th May? Martin Allen-Smith investigates
 February 2018
While reputational risk covers an increasingly wide range, damage to corporate reputation from cyber liability has moved top of the agenda, reports Graham Buck
 January 2018
The ability to gather risk data from across the whole organisation and to keep it in one central repository makes the job of managing enterprise risk more cost-effective and reliable. David Adams reports on developments in risk software
 December 2017
BP predicts that by 2035 fossil fuels will remain the world’s dominant source of energy, while renewables, nuclear and hydro fill half of the increased demand. Graham Buck looks at how this may impact the way the energy industry manages risk
 November 2017
The number of product recalls has hit a new high, with some figures citing an increase of 48 per cent in just one year. What is behind this surge and what is being done to address it? Deborah Ritchie reports
 October 2017
As the UK’s March 2019 departure from the European Union nears, companies’ questions on the shape of the post-Brexit business world are slowly getting answers. Graham Buck reports on the key developments and emerging reactions
 September 2017
Technology is changing the way insurers and brokers are doing business. The challenge now facing the industry, says Martin Allen Smith, is how to adapt to this brave new world to fully exploit the opportunities it presents
 August 2017
Global renewable energy capacity grew at record rates in 2016, with investments in solar greater than investment in any other electricity producing technology during that year. David Adams looks at how the insurance market is responding
 July 2017
Does our brave new world of interconnectivity offer exciting new opportunities for insurers or a veritable liability nightmare? Graham Buck investigates the insurance dilemmas of the Internet of Things
 June 2017
With less than a year until implementation of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), businesses must be confident that they know how to pick a clear path through this potential minefield. Martin Allen-Smith explains how
 May 2017
Cyber insurance is not new, but the approach to underwriting the risk is, and not a moment too soon. The nature of the risk is changing, uncovering new risks as it does so. David Adams takes a look at the evolving market
 April 2017
Technological advance has seen an increasing role for telematics in managing motor fleet risk. Yet there are a few speed bumps in the way, reports Graham Buck, as he looks at the implications for provision of motor fleet insurance
 March 2017
In ever more complex business environments, risk software is being deployed to address a widening array of challenges. The way in which the risks are being assessed and the tools accessed is also changing. David Adams looks at the market
 February 2017
The prospect of robots replacing humans for some tasks has moved from science fiction to reality. Graham Buck considers how artificial intelligence and robotic process automation is impacting business
 January 2017
Seismic shifts in risk scenario planning will be needed to address a multitude of emerging complexities throughout the coming year. Deborah Ritchie looks at some of the key issues
 December 2016
This year’s AXA Corporate Solutions UK Client Forum was held to examine the role disruption may play in the insurance marketplace, what it may mean to the risk management role and how risk managers, insurers and brokers can prepare for it
 November 2016
Trust is everything in insurance. Insurers, reinsurers, brokers and policyholders all need to have faith in each other and in the processes, systems and data upon which they all rely. There are lots of opportunities for things to go wrong.
 October 2016
It is said that perception is all. And nowhere is this truer than with reputational risk. The influence of social media on both can be powerful – and must be understood if it is to be managed, or – even better – harnessed. Mark Evans considers the power of social media in a ‘post-truth age’
 September 2016
The market for business continuity software is growing fast, with the US bucking the trend, and large companies leading the charge. But there’s still room for growth. Peter Davy examines developments in the market and finds some promising trends
 September 2016
Amid ongoing uncertainty following the Brexit vote, how should UK businesses begin to review the potential impact on trade and regulatory risks? David Adams investigates
 August 2016
Alarm bells are at last ringing to the potential consequences of unchecked evolution of the bacteria and viruses we now call superbugs since the UK’s Chief Medical Officer made the clarion call that brought antibiotic resistance to the fore. Trevor Morton writes
 June 2016
The public sector is changing, with organisational shifts creating new paradigms. Managing risk in this fast-paced environment demands major multi-tasking, says Martin Allen-Smith
 May 2016
The Industrial Internet of Things is bringing inevitable shifts in how insurers do business. Martin Allen-Smith reports on the attendant wave of opportunities and threats
 April 2016
The launch of Flood Re has been preceded by yet another winter of record rainfall and widespread flooding. Graham Buck reviews the impact of a series of storms over three months
 March 2016
This year will bring some of the most fundamental changes to insurance law in decades. Gill Wadsworth examines the changing regulatory landscape for the insurance industry, including the Insurance Act 2015, the Enterprise Bill, and Solvency II
 February 2016
The November attacks in France’s capital demonstrated the changing profile of terrorism risk in Europe. But, Peter Davy says the lack of large property-related losses does not make it any easier for businesses to deal with terrorism risks.
 January 2016
The insurance industry has a significant role in the rapid expansion of the commercial drone market. Meanwhile, there are also opportunities for more innovative insurers, brokers and loss adjusters to change the way they operate in this growing space. Helen Yates reports
 December 2015
It’s all change in the marine cargo insurance market, with policy wordings changes resulting from new insurance contract law due to take effect in 2016. Graham Buck takes a look at the changes and the details the headline considerations
 November 2015
The cyber insurance market may be growing, but it remains in its infancy. It will take work from both from insurers and businesses if it is to meet the challenges ahead. Peter Davy writes
 October 2015
With worldwide capacity for standalone terrorism cover estimated at US$4.3bn, insurers’ appetite for terrorism risk is high. The risks remain equally as high – in the West as well as in other growth markets. Peter Davy looks at policy wordings and risk mitigation strategies
 September 2015
Despite a chequered history and criticism from many insurers and reinsurers, the new capital adequacy rules are finally about to become reality, reports Graham Buck
 August 2015
The facilities and systems that keep the country running are vulnerable to more risks today than ever before. The added element of cyber risk makes the landscape even more perilous. David Adams scans the CNI risks horizon
 July 2015
Bad information, outrage and mob tactics make social media a difficult threat to manage, but there are some basic concepts you can use to reduce the risks, argues Mark Evans
 June 2015
Economic necessity or environmental disaster? Fracking has made a slow progress in the UK, with government failing to win the public’s social licence to operate, and the right regulation in the UK. For underwriters looking at environmental liabilities, there are far more broad issues. Peter Davy investigates
 May 2015
A staggering array of risks continue to threaten supply chain continuity globally. Joint and mutually beneficial strategies, including real-time cargo tracking, asset health management and big data are among some of the more innovative approaches to mitigating supply chain interruption. Helen Yates reports
 April 2015
Smart cities are set to change our lives in ways we have little chance of predicting. Martin Allen-Smith examines the opportunities and challenges for risk professionals
 March 2015
Deborah Ritchie speaks to Dr John Arthur, an expert in the design of applied risk reasoning systems for complex industries. He is currently director of his own consulting company which specialises in addressing the organisational psychology of risk reasoning, its impact on competitive strategic decision making and on operational development.
 February 2015
Weather pundits are out in full force as we approach the official start of the UK winter, and after an already very wet 2014, a number of developments have been taking place to address flood risk. Are current efforts enough to dampen concerns? And if not, what can companies themselves do to minimise the impact of flooding, and where is the greatest concentration of risk? Peter Davy investigates
 January 2015
As the year draws to a close, Marc Jones examines the political risk horizon and finds unrest in a number of countries only tilted towards further deterioration
 December 2014
The last five years have seen enormous change in the cyber insurance market. Peter Davy takes a look at the development of cover and policy wordings in this fast growing market
 November 2014
The marine cargo market is faced with soft conditions in insurance, but harder conditions at sea. Marc Jones writes
 October 2014
A high degree of uncertainty due to fluid circumstances in the Middle East are the latest in a series of challenges in terrorism and political risk management, says Marc Jones
 September 2014
Spending cuts, staff cuts, outsourcing debacles – not to mention politics – these are no easy times for managing reputational risk in the public sector
 August 2014
David Adams takes a look at some of the latest mobile apps designed for the risk, insurance and business continuity marketplaces
 July 2014
Declining North Sea oil reserves have led to a heightened interest in fracking. But with public opinion divided, Marc Jones finds out what the future holds for this energy source
 June 2014
The strength of a firm’s brand and reputation depends on its ability to protect its surroundings and respond quickly when industrial accidents occur. Helen Yates reports
 May 2014
As the pressure to provide around the clock availability mounts, Dave Adams looks at some of the options among managed hosting service providers in the UK
 March 2014
How are companies protecting their ideas, their products, and ultimately the lifeblood of their business? Adam Bernstein examines the intellectual property landscape
 February 2014
From floods and hailstorms in Central Europe and tornadoes, floods and wildfires in the US to intense cyclone activity in the Pacific Basin, 2013 brought as diverse a range of nat cats.
 January 2014
TRIA is generally accepted to have resulted in a stable market with terrorism cover widely available. Peter Davy looks at the potential fall out should Congress not renew
 January 2014
As we start a new year, how is the risk software market placed to take on another round of challenges? David Adams finds out
 December 2013
Regulators’ tougher stance on privacy and data will echo notification rules in the US and will drive much wider take-up of cyber insurance products. Helen Yates reports
 November 2013
In a world that is increasingly reliant on technology, Adam Bernstein asks if our ability to manage the risks is keeping pace with a seemingly exponential rate of change
 September 2013
Dwindling energy reserves, energy security fears and ambitious renewable energy targets call for radical steps in the energy arena. Insurers, too, have a vital part to play. Trevor Morton writes
 August 2013
Gregory W Solecki looks at how effective disaster response can be achieved through a number of different, but equally effective, emergency management systems
 August 2013
As the UK tries to chart a recovery whilst avoiding a triple-dip recession, something of a quiet revolution is occurring in the world of financial regulation.
 June 2013
Trevor Morton examines the delicate nature of reputational capital in a new age of risk, where no two firms are the same, and one size does not fit all
 May 2013
When Hurricane Sandy hit, a lack of confidence in the NYSE backup plan left the exchange unable to invoke, leading to the longest shutdown after bad weather since 1888. But every cloud has a silver lining, writes Peter Davy
 April 2013
It is easy to forget moments when new technology really impressed you. Seeing the very first spreadsheet was one such wow moment. It was in 1980 when VisiCalc landed on these shores...
 February 2013
Peter Davy takes a look at the latest initiative aimed at bolstering communication and cooperation between the emergency services and the private sector
 February 2013
The recent horsemeat scandal brings the issues of supply chain risk management and product recall once again to the fore. Deborah Ritchie reports
 February 2013
Helen Grimberg considers the emerging risk consequences for retailers of a changing legal and commercial reality
 February 2013
Twenty years after the introduction of the Cadbury Code, what is its legacy and is it still fit for purpose? Helen Yates writes
 February 2013
Social media is creating a paradigm shift in the way the world communicates. Defining exactly what that means is key in enabling its substantive opportunities
 December 2012
A radical review of health and safety legislation, which looked set to reduce the burden of health and safety regulation on businesses, is now slowly taking shape amongst companies
 December 2012
Peter Davy reviews the market’s reaction to the introduction of new international management systems standards for business continuity
 December 2012
It is well known that incidences of fraud increases during a recession. For businesses, this includes fraud perpetrated by external parties and fraud from within. Helen Yates reports
 December 2012
Deborah Ritchie examines how risk software is responding to businesses in evolving and competitive global markets
 December 2012
Should insurers be able to avoid contracts in cases where the insured has not provided a completely accurate picture of the risk underwritten? This is a point for debate in the latest round of insurance law reform proposals
 October 2012
The reform of disclosure and warranty rules signals the end for passive underwriting, writes Paul Lowin, but that is no bad thing for insurers, brokers and their clients as long as they are prepared to work together
 October 2012
Europe’s largest ever single civil engineering project, Crossrail carries just as much risk as it does opportunity. Trevor Morton gets to grips with its ERM approach
 October 2012
What impact has the recession had on continuity and recovery spend? Have these tough times led companies to spend more to protect what they have, or less, as belts tighten?
 October 2012
Emergency and mass notification software is no longer used simply to share a piece of information with a wide audience quickly. Rather, it is a conduit for communication flows of all type. Deborah Ritchie looks at the developments and challenges in this changing market
 October 2012
As the investigation into the Libor manipulation scandal establishes itself, Jon Guy assesses the potential impact on the D&O liability market
 September 2012
Alongside other industry advisers, Peter Power has just spent three years working with the Cabinet Office and the British Standards Institution to produce the official guidance on crisis management, PAS 200. Here, he outlines his view on best practice
 September 2012
Global political unrest and natural disaster are among the key causes for concern when it comes to travel security. Marek Handzel reports on the risky job of managing the global workforce
 September 2012
As an international standard for business continuity management is launched, Graham Buck asks how much benefit global standards actually offer
 June 2012
Without doubt the country's most anticipated sporting event is finally upon us. Much planning has gone into making this a safe and successful Olympic Games. Trevor Morton looks at the possibility of everything going off without a hitch
 June 2012
The Titanic’s centenary saw the sinking of the Costa Concordia which could cost up to US$1bn. Graham Buck looks at the environmental risk and liability issues arising out of the largest ever maritime loss
 April 2012
Harmonisation of EU data protection regulation sounds simple in theory, but in practice, may not be quite as straightforward. Peter Davy looks at the proposals
 April 2012
With a big push in its preparations for Solvency II last year, the London market is now ready to implement. The question now is ‘when’? Helen Yates reports on the uncertainty surrounding Solvency II implementation
 April 2012
After a year of tragic and costly catastrophes, a new report examines the possibility of a new ‘normal’ in high-impact, low probability events. Deborah Ritchie reports on the latest thinking from Chatham House
 February 2012
A decade after the euro was welcomed in, there is very little to celebrate, and things are set to get worse before they get better. The impact on firms will only be managed if business leaders face the harsh realities.
 February 2012
The use of armed guards on ships gained considerable momentum in 2011, driven by the increasing threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden. But extensive due diligence is required to get the right security professionals on board, discovers Helen Yates
 February 2012
The UK retail sector has shown strong growth over the last five years, despite an overwhelmingly gloomy picture overall. The UK also remains a pioneer in ecommerce within Europe, a position it should seek to maintain in these days of dearth. Deborah Ritchie reports
 November 2011
Regulatory matters have long dominated the agenda for businesses, a trend that is not expected to abate any time soon given the impact of an uncertain economic climate. Deborah Ritchie looks at the frequency and nature of investigations
 November 2011
We’ve become sadly accustomed to the increasing prevalence of civil unrest at the global level, but not quite so much in our own back yards. Deborah Ritchie reports on the turmoil that resulted in a series of riots in major cities up and down the country in August
 September 2011
Many challenges have been overcome but security, transport and the long-time legacy are still major risk issues that will determine the success of the 2012 London Olympics
 September 2011
Managing export compliance is mandatory, and governance failures can have far reaching consequences. Trevor Morton explains the key considerations
 September 2011
New legislation from Brussels will have an impact on the way insurance and risk management will be conducted in the future, not only in Europe but far beyond. However the work behind Solvency II, let alone implementation, has been more than a struggle. Jon Guy reports
 September 2011
Social media and networking have become a part of life. But what is their role in the business environment and how can businesses benefit from having a presence, while limiting the downside? Helen Yates investigates
 September 2011
Deborah Ritchie looks at developments in the political risk arena following the killing of Osama bin Laden and events in the Middle East
 July 2011
Lack of preparation in the run up to the deadline for the Bribery Act is not only a shock to industry commentators but a high risk strategy for those firms that fall into this astonishing majority, says Peter Davy
 July 2011
As Japan continues to count the human cost of the Tohoku earthquake, attention is turning to the impact on the global supply chain. Deborah Ritchie reports
 March 2011
While much of the debate surrounding cyber risk focuses on terminology, attacks themselves are becoming no less frequent. Peter Davy charts the progress of the silent assailant
 March 2011
Like it or not, downturns are a catalyst for a significant risk in insurance fraud, but are a insurance companies doing enough to tackle it? Helen Yates investigates
 March 2011
A torrent of regulations is starting to wash over the financial services industry. Trevor Morton asks how the industry is coping as directives for regulatory change and better risk management start to kick in
 February 2011
The Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review look set to have a sweeping impact on firms of all shape and size. David Adams asks how that will play out in within business continuity teams and capacities
 December 2010
Last month’s floods in Cornwall served to highlight the already thorny issue of flood defences, a key concern for insurers and underwriters following the Comprehensive Spending Review. Jon Guy writes
 December 2010
Whereas catastrophe models were once a niche actuarial tool utilised by a small number of specialist catastrophe re/insurance companies, their use has spread widely through the industry. Helen Yates reports
 December 2010
The recently updated National Risk Register features data and infrastructure security among the most pertinent of operational risk considerations. Peter Davy considers the impact on cyber liability
 October 2010
Like it or not, cloud computing is here to stay, and embracing it seems the smart option for today’s organisations. But there are clear downsides.
 October 2010
The changing climate presents a new set of risks for insurers, one of which has just partnered with a leading environmental organisation to examine these potential impacts. Jon Guy examines developments
 October 2010
The emergency and mass notification software market may be fledgling, but there is already plenty out there to choose from. David Adams goes shopping
 October 2010
The notorious Buncefield explosion led to a raft of prosecutions for environmental offences and record fines, the effects of which are being felt long after the oil storage depot disaster took place four years ago. Andrea Kirkby urges risk managers to heed the lessons
 October 2010
Jon Guy considers the impact of the global economic crisis on political risk insurance
 August 2010
The National Risk Register now cites cyber attack among the key threats that government and business should consider when preparing for risk mitigation. Nick Martindale considers the current risk level
 August 2010
Arguably one of the most important pieces of legislation to be passed in recent years, the Bribery Act 2010 will soon come into force, with harsh penalties for those that don’t. Michael Veal explains how to prepare for it
 August 2010
While this has not been the summer of discontent many feared it would be, employers should not rest on their laurels when it comes to the risk of strike action. Peter Davy explains why
 August 2010
Every year thousands of consumer products, foods and medicines are recalled across the EU. In the current climate it is more important than ever for any consumer-facing company to drive down the cost of associated risks
 June 2010
The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland and subsequent ash cloud covering European airspace prompted daily reports of air traffic disruption. But how were other firms affected?
 June 2010
Solvency II: Ball and chain or much needed anchor? Christopher Andrews investigates
 June 2010
There is more to regulation than Solvency II. David Adams explains the relevance of the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD), or IMD2; and the new Block Exemption Regulation (BER)
 June 2010
The spate of major losses of earlier this year badly dented underwriting performance in property/casualty. Jon Guy takes a look at the market
 June 2010
Peter Davy investigates the industry’s reaction to proposals for the Employers’ Liability Insurance Bureau
 June 2010
In July last year the ABI reported that the cost of undetected fraudulent general insurance claims was £1.9bn a year, up 24 per cent from £1.6bn two years previous. Christopher Andrews charts the rise and rise of fraudulent insurance claim activity
 April 2010
To stay competitive admit wider market turmoil, the insurance market is being urged to review the way it conducts business and raise professionalism among its participants. The CII has come up with a plan to achieve just that. Jon Guy takes a look at the Aldermanbury Declaration
 April 2010
Nick Martindale considers the impact of the downturn on supply chain capabilities
 April 2010
David Adams discusses how information management policies are putting organisations and individuals at risk of the wrong kind of publicity
 April 2010
Governance is under scrutiny once again ahead of the review of the Combined Code. Peter Davy examines the parts Walker and Turnbull will play
 April 2010
CIR considers the development of capabilities required to respond to the additional risks posed to businesses by London hosting the 2012 Olympic Games
 February 2010
Experts predict a new cycle of innovation in technology. CIR investigates how this step change might affect power management and continuity and looks at what new solutions may be expected to follow
 February 2010
The Copenhagen summit seemingly revealed no tangible plan to deal with the growing issue of climate change. What it did at least produce is insight into the realistic potential for progress. CIR explores the relative risks and opportunities
 February 2010
The risk of piracy has put marine insurance firmly on the map in recent months. CIR looks at the effect this growing threat has had on pricing and capacity of marine and K&R cover
 February 2010
The EU's Competition Directorate is moving to the next phase of its enquiry into the use of coinsurance in the Lloyd's and London markets, expressing its concerns over the ability of the following market to compete under the current rules. CIR asks what changes are likely and what they will mean for the market
 February 2010
The narrative of the past ten years will be familiar to all our readers: a series of events, from Y2K through 9/11, Foot & Mouth and Buncefield to swine flu, which have collectively helped galvanise attitudes and lifted the industry's profile. How has this shift manifested itself in the FTSE 100?
 December 2009
The practice of business continuity has changed dramatically in recent years and so too has the attitude towards pursuing it as a career.
 December 2009
The latest efforts to tackle climate change represent a new challenge for many of the organisations affected by a new scheme. Peter Davy asks what the Carbon Reduction Commitment will mean for business
 December 2009
The decade ahead should see less talk about enterprise risk management and more action
 December 2009
Nick Martindale looks into preparations for Solvency II and investigates how technology is paving the way for compliance
 December 2009
From April 2010, some large organisations will have to comply to new 'cap and trade' rules for energy use. Dave Lewis explains how businesses can manage the new Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme
 December 2009
H1N1, or swine flu, has been in and out of the headlines since the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared the beginning of the pandemic back in June. It is often proudly asserted that the UK is the best prepared country in the world when it comes to pandemic risk management. Deborah Ritchie investigates this bold claim
 October 2009
Recovery provision has developed considerably during the last decade. David Adams looks at how customer demand and environmental pressures have brought about these changes
 October 2009
Management standards have become a topic of much debate. Christopher Andrews tracks the progress of the most popular risk standards at home and away
 October 2009
How has the downturn affected organisations' ability to maintain a resilient infrastructure? Nick Martindale considers how the market and attitudes are changing
 October 2009
The ELD has been a real challenge for UK law, and the market looks like it won't take off until the first big case, but, as Peter Davy points out, a 'wait and see attitude' could do more harm than good; companies need to work out their liabilities now
 October 2009
Directors' and officers' liability insurance was first developed when the world economy slumped in the 1930s. Graham Buck reviews how the cover is developing now hard times have returned
 October 2009
With online fraud now worth more than £50bn a year worldwide, cash-strapped governments are still making new resources available for cyber security, reports Graham Buck
 August 2009
While the terrorism threat risk was reduced last month from severe to substantial, the long-term threat remains. Buildings must be shock resistant, and security measures defined. Christopher Andrews reports on how business and government are attempting to achieve this
 August 2009
David Adams reports on the impact of an influenza pandemic on the workforce, and on business continuity processes in general
 August 2009
It's been a long time coming, but the first prosecution for corporate manslaughter has finally been brought. Peter Davy reports on the implications for business and insurance
 August 2009
The financial sector is taking a multi-pronged approach to managing the risks relating to climate change: from the regulator’s proposed rules on disclosure to insurer innovations, Jeremy Hughes examines the response to the climate imperative
Six years after Paris, COP27 is now calling for a new, historic pact
 Q4 2022
Martin Allen-Smith reports on the challenges facing business, and the hope for a positive long-term outcome for the planet
 Q4 2022
Resilience and adaptability are the lifeblood of the loss adjusting profession, Dr Mark Sweeney writes
 Q4 2022
Amid a perfect storm of challenges, where is our National Resilience Strategy? Peter Power writes
 Q4 2022
Cyber risk in the transportation industry
The connected nature of the transport and logistics industries makes them an attractive target for hackers, with potentially disruptive and costly consequences. Between June 2020 and June 2021, the transportation industry saw an 186% increase in weekly ransomware attacks. At the same time, regulations and cyber security standards are lacking – creating weak postures across the board. This podcast explores the key risks. Published April 2022.

Political risk: A fresh perspective
CIR’s editor, Deborah Ritchie speaks with head of PCS at Verisk, Tom Johansmeyer about the confluence of political, nat cat and pandemic risks in a world that is becoming an increasingly risky place in which to do business. Published February 2022.