part two: Corporate reputation Risk

How can companies avoid risk to their reputations? What should they do when disaster strikes? This FT series examines when to take action to protect against political risk, reputational risk, cyber risk and the risk to life and limb.

Companies’ reputations at stake

Risk coverage from the rest of Special Reports

Thomas Cook’s profound management malaise

Company founded on concern for tourists’ happiness and wellbeing has lost touch with its customers

Special Report

Bad news can destroy value in the short term, but James Mackintosh, the FT’s investment editor, says you should look at the bigger picture
The recent collapse in the Chinese stock market illustrates the sharp losses distant investors can suffer ©AFP
This report considers personal risk factors, from investing in exotic funds to protecting company employees when they are abroad

Business braced for deluge of cyber rules

New rules eyed to force stronger defences against hacks

Natural but wrong to blame executives

Bad things that happen are generally the product of bad systems rather than bad people

Volkswagen and the psychology of cheating

What is startling is that the VW affair does not appear to fit into any category of corporate scandal

Markets strain to price in historic shocks

How to calculate the likelihood and scale of catastrophes remains problematic

Geopolitical perils drive insurance demand

Single-risk protection of about $2bn is now available to companies seeking cover

Conflicts will become the new norm

The business danger is that analysis of threats can beget paralysis

Investors prepare for return to Iran

The end of sanctions is set to prompt a scramble to do business in the country

Middle East conflicts confound outsiders

Risk, even in the war-torn region, is also opportunity

‘Little England’ risks under scrutiny

Economists ponder prospect of UK fracture from Scotland and EU

Investing in sovereign debt markets

A broad grasp of political, macroeconomic and market dangers is key