Risk and Project Management

Covid-19 update

We hope everyone is well, following government and health authority advice and coping with the C19 shutdown. Although Red Ochre has closed its offices in line with official guidance the team is working from remote locations. We are supporting our existing clients with email, Skype, Zoom and MS Teams conferencing. If you would like to make contact with us the most efficient way is via email in the first instance. Uday Thakkar, MD & coFounderRobert Foster, coFounder & senior consultantMartin Cooper, EU Project lead Emergency funding The Coronavirus Charity Help Fund offers grants of £5-20K for specific coronavirus poverty relief Read more »

Published: March 22, 2020.

What does Brexit mean for the social sector?

EU Consult, the European Association of Consultants to and about Not-for-Profit Organisations, has released a briefing statement on the likely impact of Brexit. The document is practical and has links to up to date and relevant sources of further information. You can read the briefing note here. Read more »

Published: December 20, 2019.

What to expect from GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in UK law on the 25th May 2018. Here’s a quick recap of what to expect and where to get more information. Individuals to have greater control over personal data online Businesses to be held accountable for securing data New powers, sanctions and offences Important step to adapt to the digital age More information: Download guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). A beginner’s guide to GDPR can be found at VPN Geeks. Source: Accountancy Age for an explanatory narrative. Read more »

Published: August 24, 2017.

Review of Roads to Resilience: Building Dynamic Approaches to Risk, Cranfield School of Management

A report by Cranfield School of Management on behalf of Airmic and sponsored by Crawford, Lockton & PwC. This brief report is an interesting read, although a lot of it is self-evident, as is the case with most guides and reports. The general thrust is resilient organisations are agile and have a culture that allows them to manage risk effectively. Read more »

Published: January 29, 2014.

Impact Investment and Risk

This week Bridges Ventures have released Shifting the Lens: A De-risking Toolkit for Impact Investment.  This is a brief (19 page) overview of approaches to reduce the risk of investment in social organisations. this includes capital, profit and impact risk among others. Also included is a comparison cu m summary of current impact investment products.   Read more »

Published: January 28, 2014.