Gender pay reporting becomes business risk

Gender pay reporting becomes business risk

Gender pay reporting becomes business risk

As many will have noticed, organisations reporting their gender pay gap statistics have been creating negative headlines in the press. As businesses attempt to reduce their gender pay gap, it is important to understand the risks that this can present. UK employers with 250 or more employees have until 4 April 2018 to publish their gender pay gap figures on…

French risk and insurance management community leads the way on cyber

French risk and insurance management community leads the way on cyber

French risk and insurance management community leads the way on cyber

The French risk and insurance management community deserves a big pat on the back for its ongoing efforts to sort out the cyber insurance market and make it fit for purpose for risk managers in France and across Europe. Cyber is clearly a hugely important matter for the European corporate risk management community. It offers a great opportunity for individual…

Advertorial: The future of farming? Plant the sea

Advertorial: The future of farming? Plant the sea

Advertorial: The future of farming? Plant the sea

Could ocean ‘farms’ help supply an expanding population with nutritious food produced in a sustainable manner? Innovative operations in the US, Norway and Italy suggest the answer is yes. Experts predict that agricultural production needs to increase by 60% in the next 30 years to feed a global population of nine billion people. That’s a daunting prospect. Population growth will…

Hold on to your seats for take-off in 2018

Hold on to your seats for take-off in 2018

Hold on to your seats for take-off in 2018

It is looking like 2018 will be a big year for the European risk and insurance management communities as they rise to the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital age. Cyber risk – in its many forms – will continue to dominate the agenda in Europe, not least because of the implementation of the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR)…

Advertorial: Your refrigerator – appliance or accomplice?

Advertorial: Your refrigerator – appliance or accomplice?

Advertorial: Your refrigerator – appliance or accomplice?

If hackers are hungry enough for information, your refrigerator is not off limits. They are not interested in what’s inside it. Rather they want to get inside, gaining access to the computer network it is connected to so they can steal whatever information, online credentials or data they can get their hands on. To a hacker, every Internet-connected refrigerator, smart…

Collaboration key to supply chain risk management

Collaboration key to supply chain risk management

Collaboration key to supply chain risk management

Supply chain risk is clearly a critical area for all companies that operate in today’s highly competitive, fast-changing and global market. The huge interest shown in Commercial Risk Europe’s supply chain conference in London on 12 December proves how important this topic has become and how keen risk managers are to learn how to more effectively identify, measure, manage and…

To boldly go…

To boldly go…

To boldly go…

With Ferma’s pan-european risk Forum taking place in Monte Carlo this month, it seems a good time to take stock of how the risk and insurance management profession is progressing and where it needs to step up efforts to better deliver for organisations and raise its profile. There are many positives to take into the Ferma Forum this year, which…

Dramatic expansion of US sanctions on North Korea

Dramatic expansion of US sanctions on North Korea

Dramatic expansion of US sanctions on North Korea

On 21 September 2017, the US dramatically expanded the scope of US sanctions that apply to those who do business with North Korea. These new sanctions target not only foreign companies that trade with North Korea, but also the foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that finance such trade. Companies that trade with North Korea, or that have an interest in trading…

Holiday illness claims – the Spanish viewpoint

Holiday illness claims – the Spanish viewpoint

Holiday illness claims – the Spanish viewpoint

As recently reported in Commercial Risk Europe, the epidemic of holiday illness claims, predominantly being brought by British tourists against UK-based tour operators while holidaying in all-inclusive accommodation in Spain, has caused considerable problems for the Spanish tourist industry. The origins of this new risk appear to be in the activities of enterprising claims management companies. They are targeting tourists,…

Asia’s first Apology Bill passed

Asia’s first Apology Bill passed

Asia’s first Apology Bill passed

Hong Kong has become the first jurisdiction in Asia to enact apology legislation. The Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) passed the Apology Bill on 13 July – a development with potentially far-reaching consequences for anyone involved in the management of risk or insurance, as well as those who may find themselves in litigation or resolving disputes in Hong Kong. The…

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