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Trusted Advisors: Q&A with Andres Franzetti standard

Trusted Magazine provides decision-makers, executives and managers with information they can trust on  management, HR, and leadership. Recently, Trusted Magazine reached out to Risk Cooperative CEO, Andres Franzetti to share his experiences and insights on about his path to managing an independent, minority-owned insurance brokerage. Read the Q&A on Trusted Advisors       Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to Insights

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BBC World Service: Sri Lanka Faces its Worst Economic Crisis in Over 70 Years standard

Listen Here  Les Williams, Chief Revenue Officer, was featured on BBC's Business Matters. Listen as he covers pressing global issues. Sri Lanka is due to start negotiations with the International Monetary Fund next week and it's just emerged that India, its northern neighbor, may be willing to commit up to another $2 billion in financial assistance, along with food and fuel aid. Also, a court in Jersey has now seized 7 billion US dollars worth of assets linked to the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. He is on the UK and EU sanctions list, and is now unable to access items such as his yachts, or Chelsea Football Club. So, what does this step from Jersey mean for Mr Abramovich? Plus, Russia is ...

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BBC World Service: UK and US Urge Caution on Russian Pledge to Reduce Attacks​ standard

Listen Here  Andres Franzetti, CEO, was featured on BBC's Business Matters. Listen as he covers pressing global issues. Russia has said it will "drastically reduce combat operations" during negotiations in Turkey and financial markets reacted positively to the news. President Biden's top official on sanctions says companies have a choice to make on whether they continue to do business in Russia. The war in Ukraine is halting moves to limit the use of palm oil, which causes deforestation in Asia, as the price of one alternative, sunflower oil, has increased massively since the conflict began. Talks in Geneva to reverse the loss of nature and halt extinctions are in their final day; Patrick Greenfield, biodiversity reporter for the Guardian, and Dr ...

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Surviving the Big Quit standard

Risk Cooperative CEO, Andres Franzetti, recently joined JP Ruiz from Dataprise to discuss maintaining business continuity and reducing key person dependency risk. Key Person Dependency Risk or KPDR is the risk that occurs when an organization relies on a few individuals for continued business operations due to their proven knowledge or skill. These individuals may be in leadership positions, but they could just as easily serve in any department, such as IT or HR. Workforce Turnover Exacerbates Existing KPDR Vulnerabilities When organizations don’t properly manage their KPDR, their business continuity plans are at risk from workforce turnover. In 2021, more than 47 million employees voluntarily left their jobs for a variety of reasons, including improved work/life balance, company culture, and compensation. “The Great ...

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BBC World Service: Business Matters, Ukraine hit by cyber attacks standard

Listen Here  Andres Franzetti, CEO, was featured on BBC's Business Matters. Listen as he covers pressing global issues. The Ukrainian government has said its websites and banks have been hit by cyber attacks. We hear from General Keith Alexander, the former director of the US National Security Agency and founding commander of United States Cyber Command. Earlier this month, after years of delay, a deal was signed by the French energy giant Total Energies giving the green light to a controversial pipeline running from Uganda to Tanzania. The project's backers say it will usher in economic development across the region, but activists question the environmental impact of the project, as the BBC's Joshua Thorpe has been finding out. A new study has ...

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BBC World Service: Business Matters, Massive Blast in Ghana standard

Listen Here  Andres Franzetti, CEO, was featured on BBC's Business Matters. Listen as he covers pressing global issues. This episode begins with reporting from Accra, Ghana where there's been a huge explosion, followed by a coverage of  the dramatic consequence of last week's submarine volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami in Tonga. The government of Peru says it's now grappling with the country's worst ecological disaster in years - because the tsunami prompted an oil spill at a refinery on the coast at Ventanilla. What's it like for a business operating in the midst of one of the world's geo-political hot spots? Hear from Oleg Chernyak, who works for CHI Software near the eastern border with Russia. Also, learn how rising food ...

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BBC World Service: Business Matters, Belarus Threatens to Cut Off Gas to the EU standard

Chief Revenue Officer, Les Williams featured on BBC's Business Matters. Listen now as he covers pressing global issues. Listen Here President Lukashenko of Belarus has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe if sanctions are imposed over an escalating migrant crisis at the country's border. Thousands of people are at the border with Poland, enduring freezing conditions in the hope of crossing into the European Union. We get analysis from James Waddell, senior global gas analyst at Energy Aspects. Indonesia’s council of religious leaders has forbidden the use of crypto assets as a currency for Muslims. The country's National Ulema Council has declared cryptocurrency as haram, or banned, as it has elements of uncertainty, wagering and harm. Umer Suleman an ...

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CSEG Tech Deep Dive #7 | Autonomous Vehicles standard

Risk Cooperative Chief Revenue Officer, Les Williams, recently joined Sudhi Uppuluri from Computational Sciences Experts Group (CSEG) for a nuanced conversation about the risks involved with autonomous vehicles, including cybersecurity, big data, and privacy. CSEG is an automotive software and engineering consulting company. Co-founder Sudhi Uppuluri conceived of his Tech DeepDive interview series as a way to make deep technical details of emerging technologies accessible to the layperson. Risk Cooperative’s Les Williams’ background in mechanical engineering and risk management provides an intersection for nuanced conversations about the rapidly changing world of mobility. Are autonomous vehicles more safe or less safe than human drivers? Many people equate risk with negative outcomes, however one can liken it to calling a play in football. ...

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CEO’s Talk Cyber Risks & Resiliency standard

Risk Cooperative CEO, Andres Franzetti, recently joined Steve Lewis from Dataprise to discuss the current cyber risk landscape, how to prepare for a cyber attack, and ways to go beyond compliance for true cyber resiliency. In the wake of headline-grabbing attacks like SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya, cybersecurity is a top concern for businesses of all sizes. And the costs for recovery are rising. "The risks are intensifying at a really alarming rate," says Dataprise CEO, Steve Lewis. With both state-sponsored hackers and garden-variety criminals experiencing great success targeting firms with ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, the risk landscape is quite serious. Frequent Cyber Attacks Are Impacting the Cyber Insurance Markets According to Andres Franzetti, Co-founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, "A ...

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BBC World Service: Business Matters, US advises citizens against UK travel standard

Chief Revenue Officer, Les Williams featured on BBC's Business Matters. Listen now as he covers: the CDC's travel advice and the Surfside condo collapse, among other topics. Listen Here In a blow to the UK's tourist and aviation industries, the CDC has advised US citizens against travel to the country. We hear more from travel expert, Simon Calder. In Germany, catastrophic flooding has left at least 160 people dead and more than 170 others missing; later this week, Angela Merkel is expected to roll out an emergency aid package for those affected. We hear from the BBC's Damien McGuinness in the village of Nuerburg. And we examine the causes of last month's collapse of Champlain Towers South in Florida with Ana ...

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