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RepRisk: Oil & Gas Sector

By: RepRisk

By |2017-08-03T16:21:31+00:00March 10th, 2017|Risk Mitigation, Special Reports|

June 2017 marks the seventh month since the Paris Climate Agreement came into force on November 4, 2016. The Agreement, which has been ratified by 148 member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was drafted in 2015 as a global effort to combat climate change by limiting the rise in Read More

RepRisk Special Report: Human Trafficking

By: RepRisk

By |2017-01-15T20:42:58+00:00September 13th, 2016|Risk Mitigation, Special Reports|

The United Nations Trafficking in Persons Protocol broadly defines Human Trafficking as the “recruitment, transportation, and harboring of persons by means of abduction, coercion, or deception for the purpose of exploitation.” According to the Human Rights Law Network, human trafficking is the third largest form of global organized crime, after firearms and drugs. The International Read More

RepRisk Special Report: Forced Labor

By: RepRisk

By |2017-01-15T20:43:01+00:00September 1st, 2016|Risk Mitigation|

The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines the term “forced labor” as: “situations in which persons are coerced to work through the use of violence or intimidation, or by subtler means such as accumulated debt, retention of identity papers, or threats of denunciation to immigration authorities.” In 2014, the ILO reported that a total of 21 Read More

RepRisk Special Report: ASEAN Series: Philippines

By: RepRisk

By |2017-04-07T13:52:51+00:00June 7th, 2016|Risk Mitigation, Special Reports|

In August 2015, CNN Money forecast that the Philippines would be the fourth fastest growing economy in 2015, after China, Qatar, and India. The Asian Development Bank reported a 5.8 percent growth in the country’s GDP in 2015, and estimated that this would increase to 6 percent in 2016. Recent growth has been mainly fueled Read More

RepRisk Special Report ASEAN Series: Indonesia

By |2017-01-15T20:43:07+00:00April 14th, 2016|Risk Mitigation|

Indonesia, with a 2014 GDP of USD 888.5 billion and a population of over 250 million4, is the largest economy in the ASEAN Economic Community. When Joko Widodo was elected President of Indonesia on October 20, 2014, there were hopes that the new government would accelerate the reforms started by his predecessor, Susilo Bam- bang Read More

RepRisk Special Report: ASEAN Series: Lower Mekong Basin: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & More

By |2017-01-15T20:43:07+00:00April 13th, 2016|Risk Mitigation|

In our second report on the member countries of the ASEAN Economic Community, which was created on November 22, 2015, we take an in-depth look at Cambodia, Lao PDR (Laos), Thailand, and Vietnam, the four countries located along the Lower Mekong River. In recent decades, these countries have experienced considerable economic growth, which has fueled Read More

Report: Execs Concerned About Regulatory Scrutiny

By: Aarti Maharaj

By |2017-01-15T20:43:07+00:00March 29th, 2016|Risk Mitigation|

For the fourth year in a row, board members and corporate executives are concerned about regulatory change and heightened scrutiny from industry watchdogs, this is according to a recent annual risk survey, which polled 535 board members and top executives around the world. While key stakeholders are looking for greater transparency about risk management, implementing an effective Read More

Beyond Legal Leadership: Separating Risks

By |2017-01-15T20:43:07+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Risk Mitigation, RSS BELA Member|

Navigating risks in challenging jurisdictions has always been a major issue for many large companies. It seems that almost everything a company does—whether its financial transactions, third party engagement or implementing new IT systems—exposes it to some type of risks. Traditionally, risk management is something that the Audit function would be responsible for overseeing but Read More

Panel: Ombuds Must Advocate Their Value

By |2017-01-15T20:43:08+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Corporate Culture, Ethics & Compliance Programs, Risk Mitigation|

The truth is, not many understand where an Ombudsman may fit in a company’s organizational chart. Often, the role of the Ombuds is defined by the effectiveness of a company’s compliance and risk management programs. While the Ombuds may serve as an early warning system and as a source of unbiased feedback for the organization Read More

Harvard: Maintaining Confidentiality in the Boardroom

By |2017-01-15T20:43:08+00:00February 16th, 2016|Board Oversight & Governance, Risk Mitigation|

There is a common perception that boardroom confidentiality cannot be easily compromised. Directors rely on confidentiality to make the right decisions and help advance a company’s operations. But external factors are driving change. While directors have a fiduciary duty to maintain confidentiality of corporate information, new advancements in technology and communication make it easier for Read More

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