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World’s largest non-governmental climate insurance scheme launched

How Businesses Face Man-Made Tsunami

It is difficult to recall a time when corporate life was straightforward and clear of duplicitous decision-making, global economic woes, political threats and climate destruction. When businesses were builders of wealth, drivers of innovation and architects of job creation — hark the white knights!   When communication was not travelling at the speed of light through technological breakthroughs (which are threatening the relevance of humans in business), and the fax machine was the most technologically advanced device in many organisations.

Today businesses, executives and boards are facing a plethora of challenges that can only be described as a man-made tsunami…

 

World’s largest non-governmental climate insurance scheme launched

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“We are looking forward to help reduce the vulnerability of small businesses and low-income households in these regions and to contribute to achieving the G7 goal to insure 400 million vulnerable people.”

The African and Asian Resilience in Disaster Insurance Scheme (ARDIS) will provide cover to farmers and small businesses in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Zambia, Cambodia and Myanmar this year.

It is thought to be the world’s largest non-governmental programme of its kind, and will meet 1% of the G7 goal to provide 400 million people in developing countries with insurance products that protect against climate risk.

“ARDIS uses an innovative financing structure making recovery lending scalable,” said Michael Mithika, president and CEO of VisionFund International, which launched the project.

“This scalability means greater opportunities for more people to access emergency finance to restart businesses and restore incomes.”…

 

Building a cyber-resilient organization

Cyber criminals have been known to go for the ‘low-hanging fruit’, and in most cases, that happens to be individuals within the organisation. Employees are the weakest link, with most research suggesting that the majority of breaches happen as a result of the insider, whether careless or malicious. Either way, the most effective way for businesses to protect themselves is to create and nurture a culture of cyber-security awareness.

“Businesses need to take a proactive cyber-resilience approach to ensure all areas of the business are covered.”

So says Dr Bright Gameli Mawudor, head of cyber security services at IS Kenya, who will be presenting on ‘Practical tactics to change user behaviour and create a secure culture,” at the ITWeb Security Summit 2018, to be held…

 

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