Understanding organisational resilience

October 22, 2015

In this podcast,  Stephanie Lhomme, Director for Europe and Africa in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence business examines how resilience - a term that originated in psychology - can be understood in an organisational  context.

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RiskMap Podcast: Iran and the IAEA, next steps for the TPP and democracy in West Africa

October 13, 2015

Iran faces a deadline to disclose military dimensions of past nuclear activities; the Trans Pacific Partnership faces domestic challenges; and a pair of elections in West Africa. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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Preventing violence in the workplace

September 18, 2015
Workplace violence affects every country and is something that employers need to guard against as part of their duty of care. A discussion with John Lane, director of Control Risks’ Crisis and Resilience Consulting practice in Los Angeles.
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Securing the Built Environment & Critical Infrastructure - West Africa

August 10, 2015

Simon White, Associate Director, discusses the need for effective security design to help mitigate risks to the built environment in West Africa.

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Westgate to Garissa… the future of militant extremism in East Africa

July 9, 2015

With no successful terrorist attack in Nairobi and Mombasa since May 2014 and al-Shabab being on the back foot in Somalia, it is understandable that some have been quick to dismiss the group. However, measuring the state of al-Shabab by the size of territory under its control or the number of foreign militants is misleading. Rather than signs of terminal decline, changes in al-Shabab’s operating pattern are a potential source of future strength.

Paul Gabriel, East Africa Analyst


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Securing the Built Environment & Critical Infrastructure

June 23, 2015

The built environment and critical infrastructure have long been subject to a range of threats and hazards - from anti-social behaviour and general criminality, through to sabotage, terrorism and natural hazards.

Mark Whyte, Senior Managing Director, discusses the security risks to the built environment and critical infrastructure as well as the mitigation strategies that can be applied to help secure these valuable, and often vulnerable assets.

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RiskMap Podcast: Dilma Rousseff visits Washington, Mali’s peace process and the EU Heads of Government Summit

June 19, 2015

In the coming weeks Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff tries to mend ties with the US, Mali’s rebel groups may sign a peace accord and the EU heads of government will discuss security and the economy.

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RiskMap Podcast: Mexico Votes, G7 Meets and a Free Trade Zone in Africa

June 5, 2015

In the coming weeks, Mexico’s holds midterm elections with implications for the country’s reform agenda, leaders of the G7 nations meet in Germany, and a new free trade zone takes shape in Africa. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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RiskMap Podcast: Mr. Abe Comes to Washington, Elections in Kazakhstan and the UK

April 24, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington with an eye toward a trade deal that could have major implications for the Pacific Rim. Meanwhile, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is almost guaranteed to win re-election, while the outcome of the UK's vote is far less certain. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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RiskMap Podcast: Nigeria’s Election and the View From Asia

February 3, 2015

The final two weeks of Nigeria’s election bring considerable uncertainty to Africa’s largest economy. Meanwhile, Asian investors look abroad for opportunities, focusing on Africa, the Middle East and Indonesia. Hosted by Michael Moran and Charles Hecker.

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Greece and Europe – the road ahead

February 2, 2015

After a confrontational first week in power, Greece’s governing SYRIZA party has toned down the rhetoric and is now talking to European leaders.

David Lea, Control Risks Senior Europe Analyst and Dr James Nixon, Chief European Economist at Oxford Economics discuss what the coming months will bring.

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Navigating the Challenges of Emerging Markets

January 20, 2015

David Hughson of Radius Worldwide and Jonny Gray of Control Risks discuss some of the obstacles that companies face in emerging markets. Gone are the days when companies could get by on a wish and a prayer, they say; success requires more carefully considered risk management strategies.

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Recent Reports Paint Bleak Corruption Picture

December 11, 2014

‘Tis the season for anti-corruption reports. Three recent reports—from the OECD, Transparency International and Control Risks—examine corruption risk in the public and private sector. Collectively they suggest that corruption is a global challenge, it is growing, and many companies have failed to implement basic measures. Alison Taylor considers these findings and what companies should do.

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RiskMap Podcast: Catalonia’s Separatists, APEC in Beijing, and Cheap Oil in Africa

November 7, 2014

In the coming weeks, Spain’s Catalonia region agitates for independence, world leaders meet in Beijing with an eye toward boosting economic ties, and oil-dependent economies in Africa feel the pressure of lower oil prices.

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Preparing for Ebola

September 30, 2014

Dr. Robert Quigley of International SOS discusses how organizations should respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the likelihood that the disease will spread more globally and the importance of including infectious diseases in business continuity planning. 

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