Media - Financial Director Magazine - Lessons in risk from NatWest and Barclays

Protecting a company's reputational and other major risks can only be achieved if Risk is a board agenda item. The reason it usually isn't is because it’s in the “too difficult” box. If done properly it includes dealing with peoples' behaviours, cultures, and personal expectations and confronting these can make for uncomfortable debate.

Reputational loss, itself, is never covered by insurance but dealing with reputational crises in the wrong way can have a serious effect on other insurance coverage. Boards and particularly those directors responsible for governance, compliance, insurance protection and business ethics need to
re-evaluate the importance of getting Risk on the agenda.

Our latest article for Financial Director magazine offers suggestions on how to tackle this tricky subject in the boardroom.

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