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Climate change: aligning company and societal goals?

By |May 10th, 2019|Governance & Risk Management|

Last month the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, issued a stark warning about the impact of climate change: “If…companies and industries fail to adjust to this new world, they will fail to exist”. Mr Carney’s statement was co-signed by the chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System, a coalition of 36 central banks, including the People’s Bank of China. The Network helps central banks measure [...]

Digital disruption: are you on top of the key trends impacting the risk landscape?

By |March 5th, 2019|Governance & Risk Management|

As we all know by now, the digital revolution is driving transformational changes in every industry, as organisations adopt these technologies to reshape how they create and capture value. Identifying, understanding, and addressing new risks associated with digital transformation will help businesses derive more value from their efforts in the future. What’s more, understanding how digital transformation can be applied to risk management will enable organisations to take a [...]

The quality of your CV can be the only thing standing between you and that dream job: take the time to get it right

By |February 26th, 2019|Recruitment Matters|

A few statistics about CVs and applying for jobs… On average, recruiters will spend no more than 5-10 seconds looking at your CV, which is why it is imperative that you have all the keywords that they are looking for i.e. include the words that are in their job description. 43% of CV’s are discarded because they are written in the third person and if there are any spelling [...]

Top tips for a successful interview

By |February 26th, 2019|Recruitment Matters|

Making an impact: top tips for a successful interview Regardless of how many interviews you have attended and how comfortable you are with the process, most people (whether they think so or not!) can improve with the right preparation. This article looks at how to increase your chances of success in interviews, and highlights factors you can influence to your advantage. When you attend an interview, you are in [...]

Don’t forget the outer layers of the ‘agile onion’ if you want to create lasting change in Risk

By |February 21st, 2019|Leadership & Personal Development|

We are heading into uncharted territory for many industries.  In the grips of a seismic shift driven by technology – creating challenges and opportunities in equal measure – we need to adapt to a more complex, dynamic, nuanced world. As practitioners in the world of risk management, compliance, assurance and a range of other governance disciplines we need to take stock and ask whether what we are doing, the [...]

Take charge of your development; if you don’t, no one else will!

By |February 16th, 2019|Leadership & Personal Development|

In our recently completed research, ‘What Makes A Successful Risk Leader’, we highlighted that many of the capabilities essential to success as a risk leader tend to be trait driven – integrity, courage, people savvy, influence among others – and therefore traditional training and development activity, particularly in the earlier years of your career, don’t optimise the development you need. The research is clear about how we grow most [...]

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