Crisis in Corporate Reputation: The Big Issues of 2023

December 4, 2023

The year has proven to be a tough one for several well-known global corporations that have faced significant reputation crises. From data breaches to unethical behaviour, affected companies have had to navigate the fallout from these incidents, often facing public backlash and a loss of stakeholder trust

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Grid failure in South Africa: is there a disconnect between the boardroom and the risk office in 2023?

July 10, 2023

Despite multiple South African corporates publicly stating in recent months that they were doing contingency planning for a total electricity grid failure scenario, just a third (33%) of South Africa’s biggest companies have electricity supply concerns as a principal risk on their most recent published risk registers.

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Crisis Simulations: Practice Makes Perfect

May 25, 2023

You can take practical, cost-effective steps to build organisational resilience and the ability to work through a crisis with your reputation still largely intact.

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Crisis Management Trends Into 2023

December 14, 2022

It’s that time of the year when many marketing and public relations consultants make bold, and frequently highly speculative predictions about trends they think will get some momentum in 2023.

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ESG Risks Are Getting More Attention, But Reputation Risk Appears To Be Diminishing

September 26, 2022

While The Economist may have characterised Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investing in a July 2022 special report as having “turned from an investment craze attracting trillions of dollars on promises to make the world a better place into a source of eye-rolling cynicism”, it seems ESG-related risks are now […]

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If Your Company Sponsors Anyone Or Anything, Are You Prepared For The Associated Reputation Risks?

May 16, 2022

A brand ambassador for your organisation who makes the news for his anti-vaxxing stance. The celebrity face and voice for your product or service, who is going viral after allegations of domestic violence surface on Twitter. The sports stadium bearing your company’s name, but where the sports team or sports […]

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Cyber Threat The No 1 Item On The Risk Registers Of Sa’s Leading Listed Companies

November 18, 2021

The five most prevalent concerns for C-suite executives around South Africa appear to be cyber risk, followed by pandemic-related impacts, the macro-economic environment, operating risks, and marketplace competition and disruption.

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Jse-Top 40 Boards 2011-2021: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

August 26, 2021

While black women non-executive directors have a significantly stronger presence on JSE Top 40 company Boards compared to ten years ago, in 2021 white men still rule the roost at South Africa’s biggest listed enterprises.

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Ms Teams, Zoom And Other Platforms Have Evolved In Recent Months – Have Your Online Presentation Skills Kept Pace?

April 14, 2021

If you’re a regular presenter, you would have probably spent the past year of COVID-19 cursing the limitations of video conferencing programmes when it comes to elegantly delivering presentations to a remote audience.

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Cyber Crises – Downplay The Communications Response At Your Peril!

November 19, 2020

Cyber security was named as the top concern among South Africa’s business leaders in 2019, and that cyber security features as the most prevalent concern on the risk registers of JSE Top 40 companies.

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