New safety regulation to address tall building risks post Grenfell

Businesses mull options for Covid-19 vaccine approach

As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout progresses worldwide, businesses are debating how this will affect the return to the office as well as the health and safety measures that will be required.

Regulatory requirements trigger fresh ESG push

As the world digests the consequences of the pandemic, one of the changes coming to the fore is a new, stronger focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies. It is in the interest of companies to follow strict ESG standards, as this can help reduce their risk exposure and insurance needs. Plus, governments are now putting in place regulatory frameworks to standardise ESG reporting protocols and accelerate change.

Protecting a company’s intangible assets

A company's fixed assets such as laptops, plant and equipment are usually secured, guarded and insured. While this remains important, intangible assets such as brands, confidential information, or patents are usually much more valuable, but also more difficult to protect.

Risky business: Developing a COVID-19 drug

The exceptional pressure on the pharma sector to find a drug that ends the COVID-19 crisis has created a race to identify effective treatments under unprecedented circumstances, further increasing the traditionally high risk involved in such undertakings.

Investors push ESG up the corporate agenda

A growing number of investors believe that companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and responsible governance are more resilient and financially successful. The COVID-19 pandemic may be a case in point.

Lockton 2020 Technology Risk Report

The lockdown and social distancing requirements due to the Covid-19 pandemic are accelerating the deployment of new technology and the digitisation of the economy: Companies are rushing to introduce innovation they had planned to implement only at a later stage.

Protecting businesses against duty of care litigation in the pandemic

Businesses owe a duty of care towards employees and customers to protect them from any foreseeable harm. The Covid-19 outbreak has changed the expectations of stakeholders and increased the risk of potential legal disputes.

Creating a more resilient supply chain post-Covid-19

The Covid-19 lockdown has tested the robustness of supply chains when suppliers failed to deliver due to the shutdown of operations or logistical issues. There may be valuable lessons to learn from this experience, particularly because disruption is likely to persist for some time. To be prepared for new issues when businesses restart production, companies should reassess their supply chain’s resilience and make adjustments where appropriate.