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Riskope 5 day course on Risk and Crisis Management for top managers and key personnel.

Riskope were recently asked to provide a comprehensive five day course addressing Risk and Crisis Management, Risk Based Decision Making, Project Evaluation for top managers and key personnel at Investment Banks, Oil & Gas, Energy and Transportation. Although companies willing to commit the resources for a five-day intensive courses remain limited, we felt like it would be a good idea to share the program with our readership, as an example. Of course our courses are scalable, from a couple hours…

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Insurance Denial not Only for Mining, but also for Residential and Private Parties?

At Riskope we have been writing and discussing insurance denial issues hitting miners around the world since 2009. Now there is evidence that the problem is extending to flood insurance (and most certainly to other natural hazard-linked events in the future). Seen from a societal risk management point of view the problem is quite intriguing: 1) Governments (at all level, from Central to Municipalities) have allowed residential development of areas that were already, or may become (because of climate change)…

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Parlando un po’ di rischio e di ORE

Riskope ringrazia Luca Calderan per questo suo contributo. All’estero quando si parla di Consulenza Manageriale nella gestione del Rischio le persone associano l’idea al rischio finanziario, ai grandi rischi aziendali, alle catastrofi naturali e di origine umana. In Italia invece in genere le reazioni sono due: gli imprenditori ritengono che il rischio sia trascurabile o che comunque non toccherà mai a loro, mentre le persone comuni sono convinte di essere protette dalla scaramanzia nella vita di tutti i giorni e…

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Cree valor en su empresa minera por medio de una integración estratégica de conocimiento y escenarios de riesgos con Estimaciones óptimas de riesgo (ORE)®

La gestión de riesgos mineros solía ser una cuestión de “conformidad” o de “minimización de pérdidas”, algo en lo que se pensaba después, no una herramienta para crear valor en la mineria. Las mineras interpretaban los resultados de las Evaluaciones de Riesgos con Gráficos de Impacto Probabilístico (pérdidas) confusos (conocidos como PIG), que a menudo eran engañosos y que en realidad no promovían ni incrementaban una comprensión holística del ambiente de negocios y de los tanques de relaves/colas. Cree valor…

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Pyramids, Archaeology & Toxic Wastes. Lessons drawn from history with a risk management perspective.

If you think we have lost our minds, here is the background for this post: at Riskope we are confronted with Risk Assessments for “at perpetuity” projects, that is projects that should last “forever” and/or receive “perpetual care”. These project are linked to the storage of wastes containing toxic compounds, not necessarily radioactive material, which are not easy to neutralize and/or recycle. So, a natural question that comes to the table is: can we learn from Humanity’s past experience? Let’s…

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Riskope’s Blog 2012 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views. Click here to see the complete report.

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