Neil Hodge

Neil Hodge is a U.K.-based freelance journalist and photographer.

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Getting Smart About Artificial Intelligence

September 1, 2021

As tools based on artificial intelligence and machine learning become prevalent in the business world, how can companies avoid the bias, misuse and regulatory risks of this technology?

Regulatory Rapport

June 1, 2021

New initiatives to promote ­engagement and collaboration with regulators can help companies address compliance challenges more effectively.

Brexit Becomes Reality

March 1, 2021

Now that the United Kingdom has officially left the European Union, what ­challenges and opportunities will businesses that operate in these markets face?

How to Address Low-Probability, High-Impact Risks

February 1, 2021

After the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritizing common events and dismissing seemingly remote risks is no longer an acceptable risk management strategy.

Big Business or Big Brother? The Risks of Employee Monitoring

November 2, 2020

With more companies tracking remote workers via employee monitoring technology, fears are growing that they may cross the line—and face serious reputation damage and costly fines for data privacy violations.

Building Strong Risk Committee Relationships

October 1, 2020

Working more closely and effectively with risk committees and boards can help risk professionals raise their personal profile and contribute to corporate strategy.

Planning for Uncertainty

August 3, 2020

COVID-19 is not going away any time soon. With additional pandemic outbreaks on the horizon, organizations must prioritize their risk management practices to prepare for long-term impacts on operations.

Fake Facts: What the Rise of Disinformation Campaigns Means for Businesses

April 1, 2020

The proliferation of disinformation campaigns spread on social media is increasingly creating headaches for companies around the world.

The Evolution of the Risk Manager

March 2, 2020

Technology promises to alter the practice of risk management. Will these advances simply change how risk professionals work or create new, more strategic roles?

Dealing with Disruption

October 1, 2019

Organizations must prepare for strategic threats posed by shifting markets and new business models.

Checks and Balances: Reevaluating the Role of External Audit

June 1, 2019

Subpar work, conflicts of interest and recent corporate failures are prompting a reassessment of external audit’s role.

Taking Action on Climate Change

March 1, 2019

As the potentially devastating impacts of climate change become clear, risk managers must assess the resulting risk exposures and ­opportunities for their companies.

Learning from Corporate Collapse

February 1, 2019

Risk ­managers can help their companies course-correct before strategic failures become fatal.

404 Error: How to Prevent Tech Project Failures

September 4, 2018

Poor project management often dooms vital technology improvement efforts.

Taming the 800-Pound Gorilla

April 2, 2018

Companies are increasingly coming under fire for unfair competitive practices and abuse of a dominant market position.

Getting Ready for GDPR

February 1, 2018

As the deadline looms for a new European Union data protection regulation, businesses must act now to avoid costly penalties.

Downstream Disaster

November 1, 2017

Companies can face serious reputation and financial damage when their products are misused by other parties.

Preparing for Brexit

June 1, 2017

As the United Kingdom begins the process of leaving the European Union, organizations must consider the impact on their operations.

Risk Uprising: Navigating Today’s Political Turmoil

May 1, 2017

Brexit, Donald Trump’s election and other dramatic developments have moved political risks to the top of many corporate agendas.

Why Do M&As Fail?

April 3, 2017

Mergers and acquisitions are a popular strategy for growth, but many pitfalls await the unwary.

Accountability Abroad

February 1, 2017

A new focus by international prosecutors aims to hold more companies and executives responsible for human rights violations in the developing world.

The Enemy Within: How Employee Loyalty—Or Lack Thereof—Creates Risk

November 1, 2016

To mitigate the costly damage that can stem from disaffected or disgruntled workers, employers must examine how to cultivate employee loyalty.

Human Rights and Corporate Wrongs

August 1, 2016

Companies are being held accountable for abusive practices in their supply chains.

Uncertainty Abounds After Brexit Vote

August 1, 2016

The U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union will have a lasting effect on the global economy.

The Fraud and Compliance Disconnect

March 1, 2016

Fraud is often acknowledged as a major problem, but research and experience show few organizations actually do anything about it.

Gauging Corporate Human Rights Performance

September 1, 2015

A new benchmark aims to highlight the human rights records of businesses worldwide.

Overstepping Their Authority

February 2, 2015

As regulatory actions increase, organizations are finding that regulators can be overzealous in their pursuit of justice.

The EU-US Data Privacy Bridge Takes Shape

December 2, 2014

In the midst of trans-Atlantic controversies about data protection, a group of privacy experts is attempting to iron out the differences between data protection standards in the United States and the European Union.

Mother Nature's Red Tape

August 1, 2014

Inconsistent environmental liability regulations can create confusion for international businesses.