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Managing Risk in Extreme Environments

Managing Risk in Extreme Environments

Front-line Business Lessons for Corporates and Financial Institutions

Duncan Martin

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This book uses examples of managing risk in extreme environments to highlight the key principles of risk management which can be applied in a corporate setting.

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About the book

When it really is a matter of life and death, how do risk management strategies stand up to the pressure?

Do such radical situations have a practical relevance to risk management policies in today's business and financial worlds?

Managing Risk in Extreme Environments looks at real-life examples - from epidemics to earthquakes - to showcase risk management strategies which have been tested in adverse conditions and shown to succeed. The author then demonstrates how the lessons learnt from each can be effectively applied in business.

Including first-hand interviews, and a summary of core risk management concepts, this is essential reading for all risk management professionals and business managers.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Case Studies;
    • Chapter - 01: Epidemic;
    • Chapter - 02: Wildfire;
    • Chapter - 03: Terrorism;
    • Chapter - 04: Extreme humanitarian aid;
    • Chapter - 05: Mountain;
    • Chapter - 06: Meltdown;
    • Chapter - 07: Extraction;
    • Chapter - 08: Flood;
    • Chapter - 09: Earthquake;
  • Section - TWO: Themes;
    • Chapter - 10: Managing risk in extreme environments;
    • Chapter - 11: So what?;
    • Chapter - 12: The seven laws of extreme risk management

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749449452
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd November 2007
  • Hardback
  • Format: 240x163
  • 192 pages

About the Author

Duncan Martin was educated at Cambridge, UK, and at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in over a dozen countries and speaks five languages. He was a consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton and Oliver Wyman & Company, and Director of Strategic Risk at DrKW. He presently works in risk management at RBS Wholesale.

Duncan Martin