Time to step up! IRMSA launches the 2021 Risk Report

    “As risk professionals, will you step up and be bold? Step up and be the voice of risk management!” With these words, the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) CEO, Thabile Nyaba, launched the 2021 edition of IRMSA’s risk report. Focused on South Africa, the report breaks down the country’s opportunities and […]

February’s top Salesforce, Riskonnect, Tableau and other blogs

    What are the risks facing South Africa and the world this year? How can you start building a data culture in your business? And what should you look for when hiring a Chief Risk Officer? Our monthly selection of blogs from thryve’s partners Salesforce, Riskonnect and Tableau, and other interesting articles we read […]

A look back at SA’s 2020 risks

    By Sean Pyott, Managing Director of thryve I’m looking forward to reading IRMSA’s new risk report, due later this month. For several years, the IRMSA report has been the primary benchmark for summarising South Africa’s risk – developed because global risk reports don’t provide the nuance we need for a local context. That […]

What to expect from IRMSA’s 2021 Risk Report

    Since 2014, the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) has released an annual report focusing specifically on South Africa’s risk landscape. Soon to appear in its seventh edition, this report is already widely recognised as the definitive view on South Africa’s different risks, how they impact its people and industries, and what […]

Revisiting 2020: the IRM/GRC debate, and dealing with data

  By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager, thryve   As I take a look at my blogs for 2020, I’m struck with where I started. My first blog for the year looked at the opportunity in crisis, and yet it doesn’t contain the words’ COVID’ or ‘pandemic’ (Why crisis also means opportunity). That was just […]

Beyond aspirations: how do we create ‘sense and respond’ risk management?

  By Sean Pyott, MD of thryve Last month, I reflected on the importance of risk managers and why they are in high demand right now. But what about companies – what kind of changes should they undergo to make better use of new risk management practices? It’s an important question because modern risk-management practices […]

3 tips for SMEs mitigating risk through insurance

  By Neer Rama, Force Solutions Product Manager at thryve Canada Smaller is often better, especially when you don’t want to be a target. But as technology levels the playing fields, giving medium-sized businesses the capability to play in bigger leagues, it’s also started to erase that anonymity. Smaller companies are wising up to the […]

Taking risk management to the next level

    By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve It’s not true that risk management is only for large, stock exchange listed, enterprises. Any businessperson would agree with this statement. Running a business is inherently risky. Costs, margins, stock, staff and assets all require some consideration to keep them safe and productive. Locking your […]

The risk manager is now hot stuff. Where to next?

  By Sean Pyott, MD of thryve   People have been predicting for years that risk management will step from its back-office nook and into the leadership sphere. This prediction gained some traction at the start of this century with integrated risk management (IRM) and Governance, Regulation & Compliance (GRC) technology systems offering greater integration […]

Six reasons why medium businesses need risk management

    By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve Small to medium businesses don’t focus on risk as much as their enterprise peers. Many enterprises are public companies and therefore must follow many more compliances and regulations. Such mandated functions are often draining on time, people hours and money, so enterprises want efficient GRC […]