CASE STUDIES

CROSS-SECTOR
 
"Risks are no longer isolated but inherently dynamic in nature and crossing many spheres of influence. Against this backdrop, the need to collaborate and learn from each other is clearer than ever."

 

Global Risks 2015, World Economic Forum

Many of today’s issues affect all sectors in a way that blurs the traditional boundaries between them, and it is unclear who should ‘own’ the problem. Threats to security and business continuity are becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable, mirroring major discoveries made in science about sensitive interdependencies – what Lorenz called ‘the butterfly effect’ in 1963. In a situation where globalisation, technology and conflicts have literally dissolved borders, it is true that every action influences other parts of the ‘organism’ to some degree. Certainly no one is immune to the potential destabilising influences that particularly fragile states breed, where governments can lack legitimacy and accountability, and risks include terrorism, uncontrolled migration, transnational crime and underdevelopment.

 

Closer to home, the biggest problems often exist at tricky ‘intersections’ – where the functions, regions and levels within an organisation must align; and organisations from the same or different sectors must engage. Over the years, both internally and through alliances with outstanding people in their fields, we have developed the capabilities required to address the growing convergence of global risks, and combined these with our collaborative way of working to engage and align people from different parts of a business or organisation. In addition to designing a series of ‘resilience-building’ events, below is evidence of our contribution as a third party to distilling and navigating crucial trade-offs involved when stakeholders from different sectors are forced to interact.

 
 
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Cash Flows and Compliance in Crisis

Building Future Capability in the UK Armed Forces

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Connecting Investors with Afghan and Somali businesses

Convening Experts on Innovation and Disaster Response

Testing the Effectiveness of Civil-Military Guidelines

Transforming the Experience of Training and Education

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Applying Lessons from Past to Present in Sri Lanka

Private Sector contribution to Peace in Solomon Islands

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RELEVANT SERVICES

Examples of work on issues affecting more than one sector
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Evaluating Aid Effectiveness in Afghanistan

Negotiating Strategy for Novel Infectious Diseases Clinical Trial

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Scaling Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion

Scenario Planning and Mitigating Expert Bias

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