Assurance & Risk

Protect and Recover: cyber attacks are underway every day

Cyber attacks are not uncommon, but their rising frequency and targeted approach is reason for concern.

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Responsible investment outperforms during COVID-19

The Q1 results are clear; despite trillions of dollars being wiped off the market, globally, ESG funds simply lost less.

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The risks posed by a changing climate are real, systemic and accelerating: business needs to report them

Expectations that businesses need to act to minimise their contribution to potential future climate change have increased.

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How private is your child’s online persona?

While children’s use of online platforms can strengthen their friendships or offer a sense of belonging, it can have shortcomings – one of which may be a loss of privacy.

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Has COVID-19 killed responsible investment?

Whilst we are still in the early days, initial indications from the capital markets show ESG investments are performing at least as well as mainstream funds and new capital is continuing to flow into ESG investments.

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Working remotely? Don’t abandon privacy for the sake of convenience

Just because our working locations have changed your privacy setting should not. Once privacy is breeched it is very hard to take it back.

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Internal Audit: a crucial part of the COVID-19 crisis response

The COVID-19 era is changing every aspect of business – and one of the normally less visible areas, internal audit (IA), is no exception. The IA function should – and is – stand up and become a crucial part of organisations’ crisis responses.

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COVID-19: the perfect fraud and corruption storm

Occupational fraud and corruption occur when there is opportunity, motive and rationalisation.

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Beware of COVID-19 frauds and scams

Organised crime has been quick to respond, mounting large scale orchestrated campaigns to defraud banking customers, preying on fear and anxiety related to COVID-19.

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Stay safe. Our IT systems could be the lifeblood of our organisation

The next period of remote working conditions will be a challenge, so it is important you are not caught up in the commotion of the situation and compromise the safety and security of your IT systems.

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Climate risk reporting: a vital part of business sustainability

Increasingly investors, regulators, and other major stakeholders are demanding organisations to report their exposure to climate-related financial risks.

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Santa keeps up with the times. An important interview with Chief Elf Bruce

It seems like every year something arises which challenges the spirit of Christmas. Most are handled with aplomb by Santa and his magical elves but every now and again something comes along which requires a major change in the way the jolly fellow operates.

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Second time lucky? The re-introduction of anti-bribery reforms.

The Bill represents the latest commitment by the Government to address Australia’s obligations under the OECD Foreign Bribery Convention, and make it easier for Australian prosecutors to prosecute foreign bribery.

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