Renee Murphy

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In Just Two Years, The Environmental Sustainability Action Of Top Companies Has Leapt Ahead

Renee Murphy October 18, 2022
Learn how the sustainability goals of the Fortune Global 200 firms have changed in the past two years.

Don’t Adopt Nature-Based Solutions That Come With A Side Of Dumb

Renee Murphy April 29, 2022
As corporations look to express their commitment to the Earth and its earthlings, nature-based solutions (NBS) have taken on new urgency in the boardroom and sometimes not for the right reasons. First things first: NBS are defined by Forrester as natural and nature-based solutions to the consequences and causes of climate change that reduce an […]

Application Sustainability Is More Than A Programming Language Choice

Sandy Carielli April 21, 2022
(Part 2 of a two-part series) Still Calling On Developers To Save The Earth! Two days ago, we introduced the concept of application sustainability and noted that while less abstract languages may have lower energy costs, there are other considerations in sustainable development and deployment. Whether your team is starting up a sustainable development initiative […]

The Top Systemic Risks Changed In 2022, And Climate Change Was Left Out In The Cold

Renee Murphy April 20, 2022
It’s time for the latest “Top Systemic Risks” report. One of the biggest movers this year was climate change. Last year, as the pandemic dragged on, climate change ranked number five. This year, it ranked number eight. In the age of declaring climate goals and new markets requiring carbon reporting, corporations pushed climate change risk […]

Calling On All Developers To Save The Earth

Sandy Carielli April 19, 2022
The emerging concept of application sustainability may help developers make more energy-efficient choices. Here, we look at what the concept entails.

Don’t Hit The Curb — Instead, Curb The Risk Of Emerging Technologies In 2022!

Andras Cser February 4, 2022
Find out why these five technology categories are causing security decision-makers the most concern.

Enterprise Risk Pros Pivot From Compliance To Driving Faster, Better Decisions

Alla Valente February 3, 2022
The average firm’s list of business and risk management priorities looks very different today than it did two years ago. What’s changed? For starters, according to Forrester data, 43% of enterprise risk management (ERM) decision-makers report having experienced three or more discrete critical risk events over the past 12 months. The same group reveals that […]

What The US Infrastructure Bill Means To You

Renee Murphy November 10, 2021
After months of negotiations in Congress, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is about to become law. This new law will address specifics such as climate change, sustainability, and cybersecurity that all have specific requirements which, in turn, will drive your policy and regulation in the future. If you do business with the US federal […]

Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of The Chief Sustainability Officer

Renee Murphy October 29, 2021
Chief sustainability officers (CSOs) (and their VP, director, etc., counterparts) are paving the way to a green future, an undertaking that requires massive transformational change. With confident visions of a sustainable economic system, CSOs are setting bold corporate climate action targets to decarbonize the economy and build trust with stakeholders. However, different firms require different […]

Guide Your Sustainability Program With The Forrester Sustainability Maturity Model

Renee Murphy October 25, 2021
How mature is your organization’s sustainability strategy? Our upcoming research on sustainability includes a model that outlines the five levels of sustainability maturity that all firms must progress through. For each level, we explore the crucial sustainability decisions organizations must make. Ultimately, firms must mature toward the future-generation-safe level. At this final level, a firm […]

Infographic — Face The Business Risks Of Climate Change Head On

Renee Murphy June 22, 2021
Climate change poses numerous business risks. No industry is immune. Use this infographic to explore how the climate crisis affects businesses and how bold action can mitigate your organization's risk exposure.

New TSA Cybersecurity Directive Signals That The Era Of Self-Regulation Is Over (If There Ever Was One)

Alla Valente June 2, 2021
On the heels of the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity signed by the President after a ransomware attack forced the shutdown of Colonial Pipeline, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the agency responsible for overseeing pipeline security, on May 27, 2021, has announced its own Security Directive of new cybersecurity […]

Earth Day 2021

Renee Murphy April 23, 2021


Systemic Risk For 2021

Renee Murphy March 31, 2021


Climate Risk Is Here To Stay — Emerging Solutions Help Your Business Adapt

Renee Murphy July 15, 2020
The top five global risks identified in terms of likelihood in the World Economic Forum’s annual The Global Risks Report 2020 were all environmental or climate-related: 1) extreme weather events; 2) failure to adapt to climate change; 3) man-made environmental damage; 4) biodiversity and ecosystem loss; and 5) natural disasters. There is no doubt about it: […]

Answering The Top Return-To-Work Questions For Our Government Clients

Stephanie Balaouras May 13, 2020
Learn more about translating social distancing guidelines to the workplace, providing safe commuting options, and more.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins March 23, 2020
Better Late Than Never: There’s Still Time To Improve Your Pandemic Plans Companies are showing renewed interest in business continuity and revising their pandemic plans in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Last week, federal banking regulators issued additional guidance to help banks and their customers cope with the financial fallout of the outbreak. And a review of the risk sections of the annual reports for the Fortune 50 showed that about half […]

Coronavirus And Climate Change Reveal Systemic Risk For Third Parties

Renee Murphy March 11, 2020
Climate change will create endless obstacles for companies to navigate, yet firms continue to claim that there is no way to mitigate the risk. Currently, we are witnessing the damage created by not accounting for your third-party risks. We knew a new pandemic would come, and much like pandemics, climate change is inevitable.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins February 24, 2020
Don’t Read This Before Dinner There are some things that can’t be unseen. Chief among them, a Whopper decomposing in high definition to demonstrate that Burger King plans to remove artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives from the burger. Industry pundits are all abuzz with opinion (ahem!), and Burger King is the toast of media town, posed for ad award glory. But will it help Burger King sell more burgers? So far, Burger […]

RSA Conference Cancellations: Coronavirus Fears Or Supply Chain Uncertainty?

Alla Valente February 21, 2020
As 40,000 attendees descend on San Francisco for the annual security pilgrimage that is the RSA Conference, more sponsors pull out of the event citing safety concerns over the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic.
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