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BBC World Service: Business Matters, India halts Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine exports standard

Chief Revenue Officer, Les Williams featured on BBC's Business Matters. Listen now as he covers: COVID vaccine rollout, the Suez Canal crisis, and food delivery apps, among other topics. Listen Here India has placed a temporary hold on all exports of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. We speak to Prashant Yadav from the Centre for Global Development about what's causing the squeeze and what it could mean for the global vaccination effort. The Suez Canal, which carries 10% of global trade, has been blocked by a container ship.LoriAnn Larocco, the author of Trade War - Containers Don't Lie: Navigating the Bluster explains the global ramifacations of the blocakge. Also in the programme, The BBC's Manuela Saragosa reports on the growth in food ...

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NPR’s Consider This: Are We Ready For The Next One? The Striking Pandemic Warnings That Were Ignored standard

Dante Disparte, founder and chairman of Risk Cooperative and member of FEMA's National Advisory Council, explains how lessons from last year can help us in the next pandemic — and why warnings from former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama were not enough to prepare the U.S. for the coronavirus.Listen on NPR Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to ...

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All Things Considered with Audie Cornish: How This Last Year Can Help In Preparing For The Next Pandemic standard

When the 21st century saw its first pandemic, the simplest remedies were 4- or 500 years old - and yet, even on those very simple personal choices, we saw a lot of misinformation. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dante Disparte, founder and chairman of Risk Cooperative and member of FEMA's National Advisory Council, on how lessons from last year can help us in the next pandemic.Read Transcript or Listen on NPR Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to ...

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Understanding and Mitigating Climate Change Risks standard

A discussion about the roles of the private and public sector in managing systemic economic risks, especially the risk of climate change. Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to Insights Sanjay Patnaik, Director of the Center on Regulation and Markets and Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development in Economic Studies, recently sat down with Dante Disparte, the Co-founder and Chairman of Risk Cooperative and a member of the National Advisory Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Highlights from their conversation include: HOW CAN COMPANIES RESPOND TO CLIMATE RISK? Evidence of the economic costs of climate change can be found in the increasing prevalence and costs of climate ...

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BBC World Service: Business Matters, Google to Pay News Corp for stories standard

Chief Revenue Officer, Les Williams featured on BBC’s Business Matters. Listen now as he covers: Google and News Corp, Facebook news in Australia, and Me Too in India, among other topics. Listen Here Google has agreed to pay Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for content from news sites across its media empire. Meanwhile, Facebook has announced it is banning the publishing and sharing of news on its platform in Australia. This follows moves by the Australian Government to make digital giants pay for journalism. We get the thoughts of Peter Lewis, Director of the Centre of Responsible Technology and is based in Sydney. We discuss one of the highest-profile court cases to come out of the Me-Too Movement in India – ...

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Leader’s Edge: Moving Beyond Talk standard

Integrating minority businesses into the insurance ecosystem is no easy task, but doing so broadens opportunity and builds a platform for sustainable diversity in the industry. This article was written by Maureen Brody and published in the January/February 2021 issue of  The Leader’s Edge Magazine The diversity, equity and inclusion movement has gained considerable traction over the past year. But there is a sense among some that the insurance industry needs to go beyond roundtable discussions, guidance and sensitivity training to develop solutions that actually bridge the gaps in experience and trust that still exist between the races. Among The Council’s membership, partnerships with minority-owned enterprises are garnering good feedback and true opportunity for minorities in the insurance placement process. ...

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Risk Cooperative Presents Cyber 360° to InfraGard standard

Given the highly systemic nature of cyber and increasingly interconnected world we are living in, organizations can no longer afford to focus on merely being cyber compliant. They must now evaluate all facets of their business to ensure operational and cyber resiliency. CONTRIBUTE TO THE SURVEY AND RECEIVE  AN UPDATED REPORT:  360° Cyber Risk Survey Exposing Cyber Vulnerabilities | Risk Cooperative outlines a current “state of cyber risk”, sources of risk and averaged survivability statistics for small businesses. Cyber risk assessments form the foundation of an organization’s risk mitigation strategy by not only developing organizational cybersecurity awareness, but also by identifying an organization’s unique vulnerabilities. Mitigating Cyber Threats | Risk Cooperative addresses best practices for protecting sensitive information, staff training, ...

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How to Choose Your Broker standard

In How to Choose a Broker our experts share insider tips on what great brokers do to arm their clients with the information they need to serve their employees and protect their businesses. They cover: • Best practices for broker/client communications • What your broker can do to save you money on employee benefits • Resources your broker can offer to support regulatory compliance • How your broker can help you manage the administration of your benefits package • The value of utilizing a broker that can handle all lines of insurance • How a broker can help address risk across business operations • Questions about pandemic resiliency and recovery It can be quite costly – in time, money, and opportunity – to stay with a broker ...

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Universities at Risk: A Virtual Town Hall standard

How are you preparing your academic institution to operate successfully in the wake of COVID-19?  Many academic institutions are reasonably focused on the hurdle of reopening safely for the fall 2020 semester. But, it is imperative to not only evaluate how to protect the health of their students, faculty and staff. You must also consider how to protect the schools' financial health as various revenue streams continue to be impacted. Have you asked your team: Have we mapped the organizations' revenue streams and the risks they face? How can we mitigate damages from cancelled events or travel programs? How might our international student community be impacted by political risk? Do we have effective enterprise risk management strategies in place? Have we prepared for challenges that go beyond ...

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COVID-19: 8 Critical Things Your Business Should Be Doing Right Now standard

As COVID-19 continues to force businesses and society into uncertainty, companies may be wondering what actions they can take to address the ever-emerging risks they face. Dan Reynolds, editor-in-chief of Risk & Insurance®, talks with Les Williams CRM, co-founder and chief revenue officer of Risk Cooperative about the risks surrounding COVID-19 and what actions businesses should be taking to mitigate them and what the future could look like when we eventually return to the ...

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