Building a Case for PESTLE Risk Monitoring— How to anticipate Technological Disruptions
Posted on 11-14-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Our series on PESTLE risk monitoring continues with a deeper look at “T”—Technological risk—and how it can impact organizations enterprise-wide. The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2017 states that: “The deep interconnectedness of global risks means that technological... Read More

Building a Case for PESTLE Risk Monitoring—See Socio-Cultural Risk More Clearly
Posted on 11-06-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Our series on PESTLE risk monitoring continues with an exploration of the “S”—Socio-cultural—and how it influences supply-chain and third-party risk to global organizations. As organizations become more reliant on complex networks of suppliers and other third parties, the risks... Read More

Step One for Supply Market Intelligence Success: Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset
Posted on 10-24-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Written by Jeanette Jones founder of Cottrill Research Supply market intelligence (SMI) is increasingly becoming a key strategic component within procurement. The strategic use of intelligence is a way for professionals to approach the many challenges that are faced, whether from other departments... Read More

Building a Case for PESTLE Risk Monitoring—How to Manage Economic Risk More Effectively
Posted on 10-23-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

In the second blog in our series on PESTLE risk monitoring, we look at the “E”—Economic—and the role economic factors play in terms of the supply-chain and third-party risks organizations face. Economics is at the core of every business. Defined as the production, consumption... Read More

Reflections on the increased risk of modern slavery
Posted on 10-23-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Modern slavery risks have risen across the world over the last year, including in 20 of the 28 member states of the European Union, according to the Modern Slavery Index 2017 , an annual study by Verisk Maplecroft, we look at the increased risks and numbers of victims of forced labor in supply chains... Read More

Building a Case for PESTLE Risk Monitoring—Know the Political Landscape
Posted on 10-19-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

In the first blog in our series on PESTLE risk monitoring, we look at the “P”—Political—and the role political factors play in terms of the supply-chain and third-party risks organizations face. If 2016 taught us nothing else, it certainly demonstrated that the global political... Read More

Headlines highlight the reputational and financial risks of sexual harassment
Posted on 10-18-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

How quickly can a trickle of negative news accelerate into a flood of financial and reputational risk? These days, the answer is fast—at least when it comes to sexual harassment allegations. As more women (and a few men) come forward to share their experiences of sexual harassment, it’s clear... Read More

4 ways to mitigate third-party risks
Posted on 10-04-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Lower operational costs, enhanced supply chain stability, smoother entry into new markets—the benefits of outsourcing business functions to third parties are undeniable. As the third-party networks that organizations rely on grow larger and more complex, however, identifying and mitigating the... Read More

SDGs: an opportunity for business
Posted on 08-08-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

In July the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Business Forum recognized the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. In this article, we elaborate on the SDG business case, and how businesses can engage with the SDG framework; driving business... Read More

Compliance Check: Gaps and Good Practices Appear in Modern Slavery Statements
Posted on 06-26-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

In October 2015, the UK Modern Slavery Act came into effect, including the Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) clause requiring businesses to disclose the steps they are taking to tackle modern slavery. Businesses with a year-end of 31 st March 2016 were the first ones required to publish their modern... Read More

3 Ways Risk Monitoring Aids in FCPA Compliance
Posted on 05-30-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

While the White House has been inching forward with its promise to reduce regulatory burdens on business, the rumor mill gone into overtime with speculation about what that could mean for enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In its coverage of the recent Anti-Corruption, Export Controls... Read More

Featured on the FCPA Blog: A Lesson on Risk Monitoring from Journalists
Posted on 05-22-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Recently, the FCPA blog featured an article by one of our own—Senior Sr. Entity Due Diligence and Monitoring Specialist Karen E. Gray. Taking inspiration from the investigative journalism that followed the “breadcrumbs” to reveal corruption and even criminal behavior, Karen outlines... Read More

New EU regulation calls for improved mineral supply chain due diligence
Posted on 05-10-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

After three years of negotiations, the European Parliament—and subsequently the EU’s Council—approved a new regulation requiring importers of certain minerals from conflict-affected countries to meet supply chain due diligence requirements. While full enforcement is not required until... Read More

International Women’s Day: #BeBoldForChange and Modern Slavery
Posted on 03-08-2017 by Anna Stevens

Today is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com/ for more information. This day is a good moment to shine a light... Read More

How to Keep Up with Risk Monitoring in a Media-Rich World
Posted on 08-19-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

When you head home after a full day of analyzing search engine alerts, do you feel like you’ve effectively corralled potential risks or spent a frustrating day herding cats? The right tools and content sources can make all the difference—not just in your stress level at the end of the day... Read More

Checklists for Improving Risk Assessment and Monitoring in 2016
Posted on 01-07-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

The health and fitness industry loves January. As we ring in another new year, we are inspired to make resolutions—which often equate to new gym memberships, investments in wearable fitness trackers and self-improvement action plans. But it’s not just individuals who can benefit from well... Read More

6 Risks to Today's Supply Chains
Posted on 05-13-2015 by Ulyana Androsova

How does the lack of rain in Brazil impact your supply chain? While it may sound improbable, but in today’s global economy, a drought can have a ripple effect that travels further than once thought possible. A water shortage leads to problems at hydro-electric power plants, which leads to inconsistent... Read More