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Managing Business Risk, 8th Edition

Book Description

Risk management is the identification, assessment and prioritization of risks, and effective risk management is a vital consideration when looking to safeguard your company's commercial future and deal with the latest regulatory requirements. Managing Business Risk will enable your company to maintain the clearest possible controls on risks that may threaten your business while at the same time delivering transparent reporting to your stakeholders.The book examines the key areas of risk you need to consider in today's competitive and complex business market. Drawing on expert advice from leading risk consultants, lawyers and regulatory authorities, it shows you how to protect your business against a rising tide of business risks.If you don't build risk controls into the structure of your company, from the boardroom down, then your business could be vulnerable to a number of threats - both internal and external. Identify and neutralise them now, and give your company a competitive advantage.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page
  2. Title page
  3. Imprint
  4. Table of contents
  5. Foreword by Steve Fowler, Chief Executive, Institute of Risk Management
  6. Contributors’ notes
  7. Introduction
  8. Part one: basic principles of risk management
    1. 1.1 Sustainability risk management
    2. 1.2 Why now is the right time for enterprise risk management
    3. 1.3 Collaboration in the cloud: a new era for risk management software
    4. 1.4 Reducing the ‘leakage’ of uninsured accidents
    5. 1.5 Enterprise-wide risk and cost solutions for fleet, logistics and supply chain operations
    6. 1.6 Converged building infrastructure services: reducing risk and increasing efficiency
    7. 1.7 Security: an integral part of business risk management
  9. Part two: risk Issues for directors and senior management
    1. 2.1 Does your board need to reassess how it oversees risk?
    2. 2.2 Business and human rights: the responsibility to respect and avoiding complicity
    3. 2.3 Embedding risk appetite within the strategy process
    4. 2.4 Challenges and opportunities of developing enterprise risk management in the insurance sector
    5. 2.5 Business assurance: improving performance reducing risk
    6. 2.6 Climate materiality: the business manifestation of climate change risk
    7. 2.7 Management systems and independent certification reduce risks and deliver robust food-safety cultures
    8. 2.8 Why personality and behaviour in the workplace are important
  10. Part three: legal issues relating to risk
    1. 3.1 Patent infringement and damage claims: a new era in Europe in terms of business risks
    2. 3.2 Managing litigation risk
    3. 3.3 Preventing the risk of slow payments
    4. 3.4 Implications of the 2010 Bribery Act
    5. 3.5 Confidential information: managing the risks
  11. Part four: investment and operational risk in emerging markets
    1. 4.1 More than ever, credit insurance is part of the credit manager’s toolbox
    2. 4.2 The automotive industry in BRIC markets: Brazil and Russia
    3. 4.3 Managing business risks in Brazil
    4. 4.4 Business risks in Russia
    5. 4.5 South Africa: operational risks
  12. Part five: risk in ascendant Asia
    1. 5.1 Operational risk in Southeast Asia
    2. 5.2 The automotive industry in BRIC markets: China and India
    3. 5.3 The operational risk environment in India
    4. 5.4 India – opportunities in the insurance industry
    5. 5.5 Sustainability risk management in China
    6. 5.6 The use of guanxi to minimize business and regulatory risk in China
    7. 5.7 China vs India: the short and the long view
  13. Appendix: contributors’ contact list
  14. Index
  15. Index of advertisers
  16. Full imprint