Airmic launches Roads to Repurposing

October 5, 2021

As the Airmic Conference 2021 kicks off in Brighton, the risk association has launched the fourth edition of its ‘Roads to’ thought leadership series, which focuses on the concept of corporate purpose within a shifting […]

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Let’s talk risk

June 22, 2021

’Risk talk’ targets toxic cultures by fostering blame-free, bottom-up communication This year marked the tenth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident and the eleventh anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster— vivid reminders of the complexity of […]

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ValueS at Risk: Managing Risks in the Age of Corporate Purpose

March 16, 2021

Anette and Kurt presented RiskTalk at the seminar series of ETH Risk Center to a group of academics and risk practitioners. The lively discussion included questions such as how RiskTalk is different from other incident […]

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When Every Employee Is a Risk Manager

January 25, 2021

Risk management needs to be part of the daily lives of all employees up, down, and across an organization. Here’s how the Swiss electricity network achieves that. Read full story

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The Risks You Can’t Foresee

November 7, 2020

No matter how good their risk management systems are, companies can’t plan for everything. Some risks are outside people’s realm of experience or so remote no one could have imagined them. Some result from a […]

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Shifting with the sands: COVID-19 and changing values

May 20, 2020

Anette’s last piece for Oxford Answers was referenced in the Financial Times. ‘In many ways, lockdown is intellectually easy . . . as a remedy it is clear-cut. The exit strategy is much less clear,’ she was quoted. This […]

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The switch: Negotiating between normality and crisis

May 6, 2020

Low threshold, blame-free speak up tools – such as RiskTalk – are at the heart of responding to crises and the Problem of Switching between the normal and the crisis world. Our latest article was […]

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Oxford Answers Features RiskTalk co-founder Anette Mikes talking about Crisis Management

April 23, 2020

Particularly at times of unprecedented crises, leaders must listen intently to their employees and outsiders in order to learn fast and navigate uncertainty. In this presentation, Anette Mikes highlights the importance of processes and tools […]

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Harvard Business School featured RiskTalk in its faculty-led program on Crisis Management for Leaders

April 7, 2020

In these unprecedented times, leaders, risk and crisis managers around the world are rising to new challenges. Never has the role of effective bottom-up communication been more important. We need rapid innovation – good ideas […]

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Q&A on drones and safety management

November 29, 2019

Gareth Byatt, Principal Consultant at Risk Insight Consulting interviews Kurt Meyer, Co-CEO, RiskTalk about drones and safety management.

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A conversation with Kurt Meyer, RiskTalk

July 4, 2019

As part of ‘PwC 2019 Global Risk, Internal Audit and ComplianceSurvey’, PwC Switzerland interviewed Kurt Meyer, risk management expert and strategic consultant at RiskTalk. In an interview with Marc Buser, expert in governance, risk and […]

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RiskTalk and Values At Risk: Risk Management For Corporate Purpose

May 17, 2019

Kurt and Anette share the latest findings from research and our experience of implementing a solution to Switzerland’s probably most critical infrastructure provider, which has transformed not only risk communication but also risk culture across […]

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Taking the temperature of risk

March 28, 2019

When Kurt Meyer took the job as head of risk and insurance for the Swiss national grid, he had no idea that it would lead him to reshape the conversation around risk management.

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An interview with Kurt Meyer (CRO of Swissgrid)

November 23, 2018

Kurt is Chief Risk Officer of the Swiss national electricity provider, Swissgrid (based in Zurich). In this interview Kurt outlines how he and his team have been able to successfully leverage technology to ensure risk […]

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An interview with Anette Mikes

May 1, 2018

Anette is a Professor at HEC, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. Anette’s papers have been published by the Harvard Business Review amongst other leading publications. Anette has studied in great depth how risk management in organisations […]

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HEC Lausanne start-up RiskTalk takes off

February 22, 2018

RiskTalk – a start-up created at HEC Lausanne – is now operating outside the university, having successfully completed a one-year action research phase that validated its relevance and commercial potential. The start-up, which benefited from […]

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The first kicks of 2018!

January 15, 2018

RiskTalk empowers any employee to report anything, directly to their organisation’s leadership, completely anonymously, via a simple app. In a ‘back office’, risk controllers will see issues flagged and sorted by organizational priorities – which […]

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RiskTalk: can a better conversation help fend off disaster?

August 30, 2017

SwissERM is partnering with the University of Lausanne to test the effects and uses of RiskTalk, a reporting and control application, which aims to help organizations stave off lazy thinking, and prevent risk incubation.

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