Five lessons we can learn from the collapse of Carillion

The collapse of construction and support services giant Carillion has rung alarm bells, but there are lessons to be learnt

To avoid risk, leaders must jump first

Leaders must face the truth about their own role before trying to change the firm

Data breaches: don’t make a catastrophe out of a crisis

Successfully dealing with a data security breach can limit reputational damage as well as financial losses

How agile businesses eliminate threats before they strike

Lego House the brand’s newly opened experience centre in Billund, Denmark aerial view

A truly agile business reads the market, makes pre-emptive strikes and celebrates an overriding purpose

Risk analytics and imagining the end of ‘black swan’ events

Workers in protective clothing after the Fukushima disaster

Big data and innovative thinking are helping reduce the risk of extreme incidents

Joined-up data provides a new way to navigate risks

Compass on map

The rich trove of information gathered by insurers can find new ways to avoid losses

From Brexit to festivals, tools must measure a new generation of risks

Two people at Bestival music festival dressed for rain

Improved analytics find favour as traditional tools struggle with new hazards

Management of business risk must be a science

Management of risk must be a science

The potential domino effect of a crisis is an ever-present risk to UK businesses with supply chains and markets abroad and at home