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June 17, 2021

Why Monitoring for Reputation Risk Needs to Be a Central Focus of Your Company's Risk Mitigation Strategy

Are you managing reputational risk as effectively as you should? Every year, the Axios Harris Poll 100 surveys 40,000+ Americans on companies on consumers’ radar—for good or for bad. Then, the Top 100 companies on the list are ranked across seven key dimensions of reputation. Analysis of the rankings shows a worrying trend: Corporate reputations are taking bigger hits from adverse events. Global Finance points...

June 11, 2021

Taking AI Projects to New Heights: 7 Kinds of Key Performance Indicators to Track & How Enhanced Data Can Help

According to the NewVantage Big Data and AI Executive Survey 2020, 98.8% of surveyed companies are investing in big data and AI initiatives. The good news? Nearly 70% say they're achieving measurable value from their efforts—up from less than 50% three years ago. However, the study notes that the “precise nature of these results has been less explored.” So, how do you measure value when it comes...

June 08, 2021

How to Use Patent Datasets for More Accurate IP Portfolio Evaluations

Disruptive technologies—from cryptocurrencies and medical breakthroughs to electric vehicles and artificial intelligence—are reshaping every layer of the global economy. A flurry of patenting activity takes place every single day, and any business hoping to achieve and maintain an advantage in its respective industry needs an in-depth understanding of this activity and its implications. That’s where...

June 02, 2021

Predicting Innovation: High Volumes of Patent Filings Show the Challenge & Opportunity of Patent Data

Millions of patents were filed across the world in 2020, according to recent publications from global patent offices. Patents have high predictive power and are used by data scientists and investment firms to carry out key functions like portfolio analysis, research and development, and competitive intelligence. But the sheer number of filings last year and in the first quarter of 2021 shows how difficult it is for these...

May 24, 2021

Data Will Create "More and More Value" But Risks Damaging Trust, Says World Bank Report

The World Bank’s World Development Report is among the most authoritative sources on the development of low- and middle-income countries, and this year’s edition is focused on the impact of data. It finds that big data has the potential to benefit humanity and reduce global inequality, but if it is not used ethically it could severely undermine trust. The “Data for Better Lives” report also makes...

May 24, 2021

Red Carpet Ready: Find Out Why These 3 Research Platforms from Nexis Solutions Earned Finalist Spots in the 2021 SIIA CODiE Awards

It’s been 35 years since the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) first began awarding the peer recognized SIIA CODiE Awards to “the most exciting and transformative products” in business and education technologies. In announcing the results, SIIA President Jeff Joseph said, “The 2021 CODiE Award finalists continued to innovate, pivot and grow to develop truly remarkable products...

May 03, 2021

The era of Intelligent Automation: a quarter of your company’s tasks could be automated in only two years, including risk management.

A quarter of a company’s tasks could be automated by 2023, according to the research and advisory firm Gartner . Intelligent Automation technologies are increasingly being adopted by companies in all sectors because they can analyze large volumes of data to make due diligence and risk management processes more efficient and effective, and identify strategic opportunities. Our new white paper explains what Intelligent...

April 29, 2021

Optimize Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance with These 9 Crucial Steps for Effective Third Party Due Diligence

When the FCPA Blog looked back at the enforcement actions during 2020, it noted, “In some cases, the agencies reinforced long-standing expectations, and severely punished companies that strayed from them—something old. In other cases, the agencies used enforcement actions to stake out new compliance requirements, causing entire industries to reevaluate their existing anti-corruption programs—something...

April 23, 2021

Sanctions Surveillance: Due Diligence & 9 Other Crucial Steps to Help Prevent Costly Sanctions Breaches

The first quarter of 2021 isn’t even on the books, yet the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has already announced three settlements totalling $10,095,875 for apparent sanctions violations. During a speech in early March, OFAC Director Andrea Gacki talked about sanction priorities and shared OFAC’s expectations and recommendations for mitigating compliance risk, including the importance of due diligence...

April 22, 2021

Earth Day 2021: Our Planet Makes a Lot of News

There’s no single event more global than Earth Day. Regardless of whatever may divide humanity, there’s one thing that unites each and every one of us: our shared—and only—home. As such, we were inspired to use Nexis ® Newsdesk to identify some serious and lighthearted environmental news generating attention in the lead up to the 51 st Annual Earth Day. One Way to Go Green: Stinky and Sober...

March 31, 2021

Toddling Towards Transparency: Why Visibility into Beneficial Ownership is a Critical Component of Effective Due Diligence

A few years ago, corruption watchdog Global Witness reported that thousands of toddlers were listed as beneficial owners of companies registered in the UK. While imagining a horde of tots dressed in business casual may sound amusing, the use of beneficial ownership to disguise financial crimes is no laughing matter. Beneficial ownership information on the companies or individuals who ultimately own, control or benefit...

March 30, 2021

The Writing on the Wall: New Corporate Transparency Act Makes Beneficial Ownership Due Diligence a Must-Have for Effective Risk Management

Early last year, the U.S. Treasury Department made it clear that 2020 would be spent “increasing transparency and closing gaps” in financial crime regulation . Chief among the priorities are expanding regulatory obligations beyond traditional financial institutions and introducing legislation to address beneficial ownership visibility. Now, the guidance published last year has the legal teeth needed with the...

March 15, 2021

Top Companies Reveal Their AI & Big Data Strategies at European Summit

Executives from major companies came together late last year to discuss how AI and big data are transforming their businesses at the AI & Big Data Expo Europe . More than 150 people took part in the two-day virtual summit, which featured speakers sharing how central AI and big data have become to the strategies and operations of major organizations across virtually all sectors. They included: Alexei Cherenkov...

March 14, 2021

International Pi Day: A Day Where Numbers Rule

In school, we all learned about Pi, the number that sets the ratio between a circle’s diameter and its circumference. It’s a mathematical constant captured in the iconic formula of πR 2 . While the actual number Pi is infinitely long, it’s first three digits, you’ll recall, are 3.14, which is why March 14 has been established as International Pi Day. In our data- and algorithm-driven world...

March 02, 2021

Feeling Bullish About These Financial Services Trends? Here's How Company and Executive Data Can Help.

For the past few years, most trends in the Financial Services industry have focused on digital transformation to meet consumer expectations. As it happens, these efforts paid off in 2020. When the rapid spread of COVID-19 made social distancing measures a must, Financial Services organizations were better positioned than most to shift to touchless, digital customer experiences quickly. But with remote work likely to continue...

March 01, 2021

The Checklist for Effective Communication in a Crisis

Managing strategic communications in the middle of a crisis is one of the most—if not, the most—demanding challenges you can face. But should you ever find yourself in such an unenviable situation, you can take consolation in the fact that there are professionals like yourself who have been in the thick of at least one crisis and came out the other side to tell the tale. And whether your own organization...

February 18, 2021

From COVID-19 and Beyond: 6 Steps to Better Managing Strategic Crisis Communications

It goes without saying that planning and managing your strategic communications is a year-round priority. When your organization finds itself in a crisis, however, it becomes the top priority. Not only do you have a slim margin for error, but the urge to panic can become a bit overwhelming. And especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be nice to know that there are things you can do to better manage a crisis...

February 17, 2021

Which of This Year's Top University Library Trends Will Wield Influence on Virtual Lecture Halls and In-Person Classrooms Alike?

Which of This Year's Top University Library Trends Will Wield Influence on Virtual Lecture Halls and In-Person Classrooms Alike? Misinformation and media literacy. COVID-19 and flattening the curve. Racism and social justice. No organization was untouched by the disruption that 2020 brought, including the more than 5,000 colleges and universities across the country. Unsurprisingly, the biggest university library...

February 15, 2021

Can Tools for Journalists Give You the Resilience Needed to Stay Ahead of Today's (and Tomorrow's) Media Trends?

The words of iconic broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow sometimes feel prophetic. More than 50 years ago, he noted, “The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.” In today’s digital media landscape, that “old problem”...

February 08, 2021

Companies at Davos Urged to Meet ESG Expectations after the Pandemic

Global government and business leaders will take part in the World Economic Forum’s online ‘Davos Agenda’ between 25 and 29 January, in place of the usual annual meeting at the snowy resort of Davos in Switzerland. At this year’s event, more pressure is expected to be placed on companies to act ethically and make a positive contribution to the world as it rebuilds from the effects of COVID-19....

February 03, 2021

Which Trends Will Have the Biggest Impact on How Nonprofits Accomplish Their Missions & How Does Donor Research Help?

As 2020 came to a close, one fact was crystal clear. The missions fulfilled by nonprofits matter now more than ever. But as Shavonn Richardson, Founder and CEO at Think and Ink Grant Consulting, writes in Forbes , “Unfortunately, they have to do so with less funding because in-person fundraisers have had to come to a halt and traditional ways of funding have been eliminated.” The pressure to do more with less...

January 22, 2021

3 Ways a Property Records Database Can Help You Stay Ahead of 2021 Real Estate Trends ... and Your Competitors

Let’s face it. It felt good to close the book on 2020, but now the pressure’s on to hit the ground running. Understanding trends poised to impact the Real Estate industry is an important first step. We’ve gathered insights from industry experts together to take a closer look at what’s on the horizon in our newly available 2021 Real Estate Trend Report. Read on for a sneak peek at some of those...

November 11, 2020

Interesting Insights from Monitoring the Media Buzz about a Real Nail-biter of an Election

When it comes to the 2020 election season, the Grateful Dead said it best: “What a long, strange trip it’s been.” From the jam-packed Democratic primaries that fielded more than 25 candidates to the campaign trail transformed by a global pandemic, nothing about the run-up to November 3 rd has seemed normal. Gone were the whistle stops at State Fairs, informal meet-and-greets with candidates at the...

September 30, 2020

Tracking the Biggest Stories: Understanding 2020 Political Campaigns & Issues through the Lens of Media Monitoring & Analytics

How do you keep up with 24/7 news cycles amidst what promises to be a pivotal political campaign season? Media monitoring and analytics help you follow the ebb and flow of topics at the core of American politics. Our U.S. Political Tracker , powered by Nexis Newsdesk™ , features visualizations covering: Hot Topics with Presidential Candidates Democratic & Republican Candidate Locations Top Poll News...

September 24, 2020

What does the recent boom in AI & ML technologies amidst a global pandemic mean for the future?

More than six months after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared a worldwide pandemic, COVID-19 continues to dramatically affect our society. The latest economic projection published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the global GDP will decline by as much as 4.9 percent in 2020. Nevertheless, ongoing evaluations have shown that the current pandemic has had an immense impact on the...