BRIC Benchmarking: Research Uncovers the Top Threats & Coping Strategies

Enabling companies, NGOs and universities to prosper in BRIC countries is ‘mission critical.’ Many people charged with Duty of Care and travel risk management programs this year have been discussing the medical and security risks at conference venues hosted by ASIS, SHRM, GBTA, ACTE as well as InsideNGO.
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Putting the Pieces Together: Duty of Care

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The Corporate Travel Manager should be aware of and understand the risks of traveling overseas and that proper duty of care involves the management of these risks. The global awareness that our job demands makes travel risk impossible to ignore. We are one of the first lines of defense when it comes to educating our globally-mobile employees. Read full blog post »

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Duty of Care in the BRIC Countries Takes Center Stage at GBTA

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From airline CEO’s to travel directors, the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – were on the minds of many of the 7,000 people who attended the Global Business Travel Association annual convention this week in Boston. We are also reminded that Duty of Care continues to play an important role in travel and risk management.
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Risks in Russia: Pitfalls and Lessons for Travelers and Those Who Manage Them

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International SOS and Control Risks recently wrapped-up a four-part Webinar series on doing business in the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China. More than 500 people attended these insightful programs, where experts on the ground in these countries discussed the medical and security risks of doing business.
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Brazil on the World Stage – Risks and Realities

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Brazil has taken the world stage when it comes to locations where organizations are expanding operations. With fast-growing mining and energy opportunities, Brazil is an attractive location for multi-national companies. The upcoming sporting events position this South American nation squarely in the spotlight. During this webinar, experts discussed health and security concerns for organizations doing business in Brazil. Read full blog post »

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Reliving Russia: Tips to Keep You Out of Danger

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During five years of living and traveling throughout Russia (1988-91, 1999-2001) plus a series of shorter trips to that country, starting in 1987 and continuing through the 1990s, I, like many others, became intensely fascinated by the Russian people and their remarkable culture, to include their history, language, literature, music, theater, cuisine and just general manner of dealing with one another and with non-Russians. Read full blog post »

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Questions and Answers: Security Concerns in India

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When it comes to medical and security issues in India, the lines often overlap. Last week Dr. Vineet Datta, Medical Director, India, International SOS, discussed medical follow-up questions from our “Spotlight on India | Navigating the Barriers,” the second in a four-part webinar series on the BRIC countries. Here are a few questions from attendees with my answers. Read full blog post »

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Questions and Answers: Medical Concerns in India

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India is a culturally rich and diverse yet complex country, and this complexity extends into the healthcare environment. Once largely linked to infectious disease, India’s medical risks are now much more related to non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular, diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Traffic accidents have also become one of the leading causes of death and disability, posing an economic burden on families and society. Read full blog post »

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Study Finds Most Dangerous Locations for Business Travel: Protect Your Employees in High-Risk Locations

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Does your organization dispatch employees to dangerous or high-risk areas? It’s likely the answer is “yes.” According to our recently released Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study, 95 percent of the more than 600 organizations polled said their business travelers journey to locations they consider to be “high-risk.”
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