When StrategicRISK was born, few could have anticipated the world of risks we would be facing 20 years on
Happy 20th birthday, StrategicRISK! When StrategicRISK was born, few could have anticipated the world of risks we would be facing 20 years on. Yet, in order to survive, businesses must strive to expect the unexpected.
The idea of this publication was borne out of a different era – one in which the strategic value of risk management was only just being recognised at a senior level. Fast-forward two decades to today and we find quite a different world, one in which risk professionals are essential business partners. Indeed, what organisation would have been without its risk team in 2020?
One of the biggest challenges for the risk professional is developing the ability to deal effectively with the here and now, while constantly keeping one eye on the horizon. It may remain impossible to predict every future scenario, but surely one of the greatest lessons we have learnt from the events of 2020 is to expect further shocks and prepare our response now, however they materialise.
Here’s to another 20 years in risk and a very safe and happy new year!