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THE END OF AN ERA – GOODBYE RISK MANAGEMENT?

Risk management has evolved over time. As a field that was first developed by the insurance industry, it has gone through various transformations…

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WEBINAR – BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Aon South’s Business Unit Manager for Risk Management, Craig Kent together with Junita Rose, Managing Director Protean Business Solutions unpacked and discussed the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in the context of Business Continuity, the success stories and lessons learned from the past few months and how businesses can become more resilient going forward.

RISK AND OPPORTUNITY CULTURE

Junita Rose- Managing Director, Protean Business Solutions The uncertainties created by the Global Covid-19 pandemic has really put the management of risk in the spotlight. As we know, ISO31000 defines risk as “the effect of uncertainty on objectives”. While we are acutely aware of the many things that can go wrong at this time, very […]

THE NEED FOR A RESILIENT AFRICA

Francois Dosold – Risk and Resilience Consultant, Protean Business Solutions With the coronavirus pandemic closing various economies at the beginning of the second quarter of the year, 2020 has had more than its fair share of destructive events so far. As of June, governments are slowly starting to reopen their economies. So far, Africa has […]

THE RISE OF OPERATIONAL RESILIENCE – TRAINING PRESENTATION

Melissa Bosse, Independent Consultant What is Operational Resilience? We collaborated with Melissa Bosse to develop a quick 15min training presentation to assist you in navigating the concept of Operational Resilience. We look at the key drivers, regulatory guidelines, real world examples and explore how to build resilience and the benefits thereof. Due to the increase […]

HOW DO WE MEASURE THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF IT SYSTEMS/APPLICATIONS?

Louisa Nana – General Manager: Risk and Resilience Advisory, Protean Business Solutions At some stage in their lives, most employees will be part of an IT system implementation team and will need to either provide input on the project or perform certain tasks to assist the project team with implementation. They will realise that these […]

THE RISE OF OPERATIONAL RESILIENCE

Melissa Bosse – Risk and Resilience Consultant What is operational resilience and where does it come from? Operational resilience is not a new concept. It has roots in existing risk disciplines like operational risk and business continuity. Where this new methodology differs from the traditional frameworks is that it sees a significant shift from the […]

THE CHALLENGES OF SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Francois Dosold – Risk and Resilience Consultant, Protean Business Solutions With countries around the world expected to reach the peak of COVID-19 infections in a matter of months, economists project that the global economy will only recover its losses after two years. The devastation caused by the novel coronavirus is far worse than the 2008 […]

BUSINESS STRATEGY DURING THE TIME OF COVID-19

Junita Rose, Managing Director, Protean Business Solutions Where are we now and where are we headed? Strategy is a long-term plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal or set of objectives and provide direction. When we think about business strategy, we think of the exercise executives carry out every year to determine or […]

GOVERNANCE DURING CRISIS

Gert Cruywagen, COO: Risk and Insurance of Gripp Advisory and a Member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance Protean does a lot of work assisting clients to prepare for effective response to crisis and disruption through the development of Crisis Management and Business Continuity Programmes. We therefore understand the importance of effective Business Continuity […]

WORKING FROM HOME? THESE TIPS SHOULD MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

Louisa Nana, General Manager: Risk and Resilience Advisory, Protean Business Solutions Those of you working from will be familiar with some of the arguments for and against this work strategy. One of the arguments against it is that employees tend to take advantage of their employers and do not honour their obligations. Working from home […]

COVID-19 – HOW TO STAY CYBER-SECURE

Hannes Wessels, Managing Director, Cyber Invest Protean does a lot of work assisting clients to prepare for effective response to crisis and disruption through the development of Crisis Management and Business Continuity Programmes. We engaged with Hannes Wessels, Managing Director of Cyber Invest to get an expert view on Cyber Security during the time of […]

COMMUNICATIONS DURING CRISIS: COVID-19 PERSPECTIVE

Interview with Lauren Shantall, Director, Scout PR and Social Media Protean does a lot of work assisting clients to prepare for effective response to crisis and disruption through the development of Crisis Management and Business Continuity Programmes. We therefore understand the importance of effective Crisis Communication. We engaged with Lauren Shantall, Director of Scout (a […]

BUSINESS AFTER COVID-19

Francois Dosold, Risk and Resilience Consultant, Protean Business Solutions When COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization on 30 January 2020, the number of positive cases reported stood at just under 10 000. Two months later, there are more than half a million positive cases – a 500% increase. In […]

RESPONDING TO UNCERTAINTY: UNPACKING THE RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

Junita Rose, Managing Director – Protean Business Solutions HINDSIGHT IS BENEFICIAL, BUT FORESIGHT IS ESSENTIAL As the whole world knows, we’re in an unprecedented crisis, and many of us have been caught unawares by the COVID-19 global pandemic. However, there have been warning signs throughout recent history. Bill Gates has been warning the world that […]

THE CORONA EFFECT: SHAPING THE WAY WE RESPOND TO UNCERTAINTY

by Junita Rose, Managing Director, Protean Business Solutions It’s a crazy time to be alive. It may be only March 2020, but we have already faced some enormous challenges – raging bushfires in Australia, political instability in the Middle East and elsewhere, Stage 4 load-shedding, cyber-attacks and data breaches, legislative changes – and now the [...]

RISK MANAGEMENT – A CATALYST FOR CHANGE

The world is in crisis at the moment: the Amazon is still burning, changing weather is causing floods and extreme conditions, and the planet is becoming hotter by the day, with the average surface temperature rising every year. Not only was 2016 the warmest year on record, but eight of the 12 months that make [...]

THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

We live in a continuously changing operating environment: fast-changing technology, an increase in natural disasters, corporate governance failures, and disruptors entering or creating new markets. The only certain thing is change – rapid change. Change often happens without warning and creates uncertainty but also opportunity. Business continuity management stems from uncertainty regarding what could go […]

IS RISK MANAGEMENT REALLY EMBEDDED IN STRATEGY?

Viljoen van der Walt As risk professionals, we are leaders in our sector: financially sound, upwardly mobile, socially connected, ethically proud. Our strategy guides the way to a bright future while we continuously identify, assess and manage risks. We should get full marks…or should we?      The COSO definition of risk management states that risk […]

CREATING STRATEGIC SUPERPOWERS

“WHILE NOT ALL RISK MANAGERS LOOK LIKE SUPERHEROES, THEY CAN PROVIDE A BUSINESS FILTER THAT CREATES INTELLIGENT CONNECTIONS BETWEEN UNCERTAINTIES AND OBJECTIVES. The role of risk managers and risk management in general has evolved significantly over the past few years. For many years, strategic planning and risk management processes have been separate exercises carried out […]

CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT WITHIN ERM TO ENHANCE BUSINESS RESILIENCE

This article will explore the impact that cyber risk has on an organisation as well as the strategies which can be utilised to manage Enterprise Risk Management effectively to bring about resilient and sustainable organisations. It will also answer the critical questions: Why do we want to build resilient organisations and manage our cyber-crime risk?

CULTURE IS KING

More and more I find myself questioning the traditional expression “The customer is king” and it is a mantra that many organisations and managers tend to preach. Yes, without the customer there will be no revenue and no sustainable organisation, hence the emphasis on the importance of the customer. Although we do need to be […]

THE SOCIAL LICENCE TO OPERATE

Can organisations exist in societies that are failing? Are organisations part of the problem or the solution? How should organizations behave to become sustainable, resilient and focused on society? Focusing on inclusion, innovation, honesty and other key elements, this talk outlines what organisations will need to survive in a technology driven society. Junita is passionate [...]