Business must protect travelling staff

Business must protect travelling staff

Business must protect travelling staff

Organisations are not doing enough to ensure their travel risk strategies are fit for the 21st century realities of business travel and fulfil their legal duty of care, according to the UK’s risk management association Airmic. In a new report, it explains that business travel has grown by 25% in the past decade, with businesses sending employees and other people…

Security risks top the list of concerns at Nigeria risk conference

Security risks top the list of concerns at Nigeria risk conference

Security risks top the list of concerns at Nigeria risk conference

Risk managers should warn federal and state governments in Nigeria of the palpable risks posed to national security as a result of the lack or insufficient means of national identification of millions of Nigerian citizens, as well as foreign nationals domiciled in the country. Delegates at the recent Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (Rimson) annual conference, said the risks posed…

Risk officers must step up in wake of BA chaos

Risk officers must step up in wake of BA chaos

Risk officers must step up in wake of BA chaos

Risk managers have been urged to make sure their organisations would cope if faced with a “British Airways-type situation”. The call comes from Sheralee Morland, president of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA), in the wake of the IT crisis that hit British Airways (BA)  last weekend and left the airline cancelling flights from Heathrow and Gatwick in…

New links forged between Nigerian and UK risk associations

New links forged between Nigerian and UK risk associations

New links forged between Nigerian and UK risk associations

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) UK is expanding its reach in Africa, thanks to a new alliance with a Nigerian risk association. Last week, it signed an alliance with the Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management (CILRM), Nigeria, signing a group affiliate scheme agreement between the two organisations. IRM claims to be the leading global professional body for…

New international risk management alliance for Nigeria

New international risk management alliance for Nigeria

New international risk management alliance for Nigeria

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM), UK has forged an alliance with the Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management (CILRM), Nigeria. The IRM said it was delighted to announce that the two groups have signed a group affiliate scheme agreement between the two organisations. IRM has more than 600 members across Africa and active regional groups in Ghana, Kenya…

US and South Africans to lead risk management initiative in Lagos

US and South Africans to lead risk management initiative in Lagos

US and South Africans to lead risk management initiative in Lagos

Risk management professionals from the US and South Africa are to lead a four-day event in Lagos, aimed at improving risk management in the west Africa region. Anthonia Beri, programme director at National Fire Prevention Awareness and Advocacy (NFPAWA), said the organisation discovered a wide gap in skills and knowledge in life, fire safety, security risk management and mitigation. She added…

Time for women in risk to stand up and be counted

Time for women in risk to stand up and be counted

Time for women in risk to stand up and be counted

International Women’s Day 2017 was celebrated last week, and women in risk management were no exception. The UK’s Institute of Risk Management (IRM), which includes a chapter in Kenya as well as in South Africa, celebrated the global event by highlighting the role of women in risk. The institute comments: “While it may not be easy to predict what tomorrow’s…

Women in risk – changing times

Women in risk – changing times

Women in risk – changing times

Female risk managers across the world are marking International Women’s Day 2017 today. The UK’s Institute of Risk Management (IRM), which includes a chapter in Kenya as well as in South Africa, has also highlighted the role of women in risk. The institute said: “While it may not be easy to predict what tomorrow’s business will require from its leadership,…

Tested benchmarks key to sound risk management practices, warns Nigerian risk body

Tested benchmarks key to sound risk management practices, warns Nigerian risk body

Tested benchmarks key to sound risk management practices, warns Nigerian risk body

Aiming to standardise and ensure compliance in operational risk management in life, fire safety and security is critical warned Nigerian risk organisation National Fire Prevention Awareness and Advocacy (NFPAWA). It said it is critical that the business continuity planning both in the private and public sectors is adequately underwritten by tested benchmarks, standards and best practices to ensure sustainability. NFPAWA…

Corruption tops the risk list – yet again – in South Africa

Corruption tops the risk list – yet again – in South Africa

Corruption tops the risk list – yet again – in South Africa

Increasing corruption is the top South African risk for the second time in three years and is the fifth highest industry level risk for 2017, according to the third edition of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa’s [Irmsa] Risk Report. Water crises and structurally high unemployment/underem-ployment are the second and third highest national level risks for 2017, increasing modestly,…

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