Tag: risk

Episode 40: with David Clamp discussing volunteering risks in China and how risk management has evolved

Since leaving the UK Civil Service in the late 1990s for a volunteer placement in rural China, David has worked for different NGOs as a Trainer, Programme Manager, Country Director, Global Security Advisor and most recently as Director of Safety, Operations & Governance.  David leads Raleigh International’s safety, medical, safeguarding, governance and training teams, and […]

Episode 39: with Kelsey Hoppe discussing international risk, gender, and intersectional security

Kelsey Hoppe is the Chief Executive of Safer Edge, a risk management company, specialising in equitable security – making security accessible, inclusive and appropriately diverse. Safer Edge provides learning and risk management services to organisations that work in challenging environments – whether that is across the street or around the world. Kelsey brings an innovative perspective […]

Episode 38: with Janie Van Hool discussing great communication and risk reduction

Today’s guest is Janie Van Hool.  She is an author, speaker, facilitator and teacher in the art of brilliant communication. She supports business leaders to connect with and inspire their people.  Janie focuses on practical ideas, tools and encouragement that create confidence, enable impactful change and shape inclusive listening cultures. She has supported and advised […]

Episode 37: with Jeff Da Costa discussing recent floods in Europe and climate change adaptation risks

Today’s guest is Jeff Da Costa.  He is a PhD researcher in Hydrometeorology at the University of Reading in the UK and a PhD Fellow at RSS-Hydro in Luxembourg.   Jeff’s research focuses on investigating the validity of linear solutions to complex risks.  Today, Dominic and Jeff discuss the recent flooding in Europe that killed nearly 200 […]

Episode 36: with Joanne St Louise discussing this week’s earthquake in Haiti

Today’s guest is Joanne St Louis. She speaks with us about the situation in Haiti just after this week’s devastating earthquake, as well as the recent assassination of the Haitian President, Covid, high levels of gang violence, and an approaching tropic storm! Joanne is an experienced Health Program Manager with 18 years contributing to community […]

An intersectional approach to security: What should risk managers be considering?

Workplaces are becoming more diverse and with this comes people with a variety of complex and diverse needs. We must acknowledge these differences and appreciate every individuals needs, struggles and risks. By doing so, we create an inclusive strategy that is intersectional in its approach. If we can achieve a process that is completely intersectional, we are ensuring the security of all personnel and are adequately acknowledging the fluidity and complexity of all people in our workplace.

An intersectional approach to security: What should risk managers be considering?

There are many risks posed to certain groups which are often overlooked. In order to ensure the safety of all personnel we should consider the individual needs, struggles and risks of all people. From this we can create an inclusive risk strategy that takes an intersectional approach to security.

The Risk of Intellectual Property rights: ethical dilemmas and risk

Intellectual property rights have been a topic of discussion since Ancient Greece. More recently our rooted ideas of intellectual property have been challenged once more in the face of morality. The coronavirus pandemic has raised questions as to whether our idea of property prevents ethical decision-making surrounding public access to medicines and covid-19 vaccinations, as well as whether some IP protections should be provisionally overridden to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. It is ultimately a question of risk.