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Are skills shortages the biggest risk for major infrastructure projects?

Active Risk’s success in providing risk management capabilities to some of the world’s mega-projects, led us to research the plans for future infrastructure investments around the globe. There are hundreds of amazing projects planned, but time and again our searches also show evidence of shortages of the skilled workers needed… Read More

Identify the risk connections that could de-rail your projects, by learning from the world’s business leaders

Every January the global movers and shakers pay upwards of $50,000 to get together at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s event saw business leaders from the likes of CH2M Hill, GE, Bombardier, Pepsico, RWE and SABIC, exchange ideas with senior politicians, academics, innovators and social… Read More

Importance of Risk Connections highlighted by this year’s World Economic Forum Global Risks Report – but how can you bring this insight into your own business?

The Global Risks Report 2013 is based on a survey of over 1,000 experts from government, academia, industry and civil society from around the world. The experts were asked to review 50 global risks and also to rate the strength of connections between pairs of risks. Additionally they nominated a… Read More

Annual Davos World Economic Forum to urge leaders from the public and private sectors to adopt a “risk-on” mindset

Being in the risk management business, it’s part of my job to monitor what’s being said about risk around the world. A recent discussion on the BBC Radio’s Today programme – the premier source of quality morning news in the UK – pointed out that the concept of risk has… Read More

Attend our Webinar on using Risk Management to Improve Project Performance, featuring Skanska & Network Rail

Join the Active Risk/Engineering News-Record Webinar on December 12, 12 noon ET / 5pm GMT   Active Risk has teamed up with leading global EPC publication, Engineering News-Record, to bring you a complimentary 1 hour webinar featuring insights from Europe’s Mega-projects.   Speakers from Skanska and UK Network Rail will… Read More

Crossrail – the story of risk management at the £14.5 billion mega project

As the memory of the 2012 Olympics fades, the focus in the Engineering and Construction sector has moved to next mega capital project that will transform London, Crossrail. This £14.5 billion program which is driving 42 km of tunnels under the heart of the city will carry 200 million passengers… Read More

Hurricane Sandy – Two Supply Chain Risk Management questions to remember

As Hurricane Sandy was reaching the Eastern USA, many Enterprise Risk Managers had gathered at the RIMS ERM 2012 Conference in San Antonio, Texas – often arriving on the last flights out. There was much debate about the role of risk management and business continuity when facing such natural disasters…. Read More

Risk Culture – Are major change management initiatives needed to avoid yet more reputational risk meltdowns?

The recent publication of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) guidance on risk culture is very timely. As Carolyn Williams of the IRM states, “From BP to Barclays and from G4S to Kodak, the root cause of corporate meltdown is increasingly identified as problems with risk culture. We have more… Read More