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Recognising the need for ESG oversight at board level

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant There is no doubt that 2021 has seen an increased emphasis in the importance of ESG considerations for the business community and the significance of integrating ESG policies and practices within the business strategy of companies. However, despite the growing interest and the increased need for strong ESG knowledge base and expertise, …

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CYBER QUARTERLY REVIEW

Key Takeaways RaaS will continue to grow despite sustained crackdown efforts by global law enforcement Summary of trend: Q4 saw global law enforcement agencies continue their crackdown on cyber criminal groups. In October 2021, the US White House Security Council announced that it shuttered the REvil ransomware group’s infrastructure through a joint takedown operation. This …

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Discussing the Implications of Violent Protests in Kazakhstan

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join Liana Semchuk, our Lead Europe and Eurasia Analyst and Zsofia Wolford and Alex Lord, our Europe and Eurasia Analysts, to discuss the uprising’s implications for the future of the Tokayev government and for the wider region. Last week’s nationwide protests in response to a …

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ESG – A driver for transformational change

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant Interest in sustainability has been growing for decades and terms, such as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and more recently Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) issues, have been gaining momentum over the past couple of years within the business community. Today ESG issues are considered mainstream concerns due to …

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Discussing the Diplomatic Boycotts of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Join your host Alex Parsons, our Director of Intelligence, who is joined by our Asia-Pacific Analysts, Hans Horan and Aédán Mordecai, to discuss official delegates attendance at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Since Washington’s announcement of a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games early this …

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Strong ESG performance minimises risk: the unquestionable link between security and ESG

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant Traditionally, making the connection between ESG considerations and security was not at the forefront of how security professionals dealt with managing risk. ESG concerns were not a priority within risk assessments as they were often perceived as long-term risks with no material impact on the current security level of a company. However, …

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Discussing the Presidential Elections in Libya

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Join your host Alex Parsons, our Director of Intelligence, who is joined by Valeria Scuto, our Middle East Analyst, and Anastasia Chisholm, our Middle East Associate Analyst, to discuss the mounting political divisions threatening to disrupt Libya’s presidential elections, due to take place on Friday, 24 December. A military …

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Omicron Variant Threatens Global Pandemic Recovery Timeline

Key Takeaways • The proliferation of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 will compound pre-existing epidemiological trends entering Q1 2022, including severe infection waves in Europe and North America. • Corporate decisionmakers should ensure contingency plans for operational resiliency in these regions remain in place as we anticipate moderate restrictions across countries with high vaccination levels …

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Discussing Global Covid-19 Trends and the Omicron Variant

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean John Breen, Lead Analyst for Global Risk at Sibylline is joined by North America Analyst James Hannan for a discussion on global Covid-19 trends following the emergence of the Omicron variant. Their conversation unpacks prevailing endemiological trends, including Europe’s ongoing infection wave, followed by an overview of further variant …

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The emergence of ESG considerations as an integral part of a robust corporate strategy

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations have been gaining momentum over the past couple of years within the business community. This is due to a cultural shift driven by the climate emergency and the pandemic crisis that has increased public pressure and an evolving regulatory framework. Today ESG issues are considered mainstream …

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