India Risk Report

Maroof Raza forays into the critical domain of Corporate Risk Management, which is aired every weekend on ET Now (12.30 pm on Saturday and 3.30 pm on Sunday); the show revolves around security issues that concern the industry and the corporate sector. This unique talk show provides customized insights into the major challenges for security managers which arise in the form of potential disruption to workplace, geo-political tensions, threats to brand image and other lesser known risks for the Indian market. Maroof Raza hosts leading industry voices, who identify, assess and articulate how corporate entities can further successes in India, by mitigating the impact of such risks.

Episode 6: Social Unrest its Business Impact India’s demographic time bomb belies expectations from the administration for improved social well-being. This includes access to more jobs, efficient living standards, and improved recourse to grievance redressal. In the past few years, various instances of unrest, be it arising from communal, labor or social problems have plagued different parts of the country. These carry heavy economic costs and tremendously hurt the image of Brand India. As a part of our continuing discussion on matters of security and its implications for our corporate bodies, India Risk Report hosted by Maroof Raza, presents the issues which the economic outlook faces, and provides inputs from experts on what is the way forward.

Episode 5: The recent demonetization drive has affected several sections of our economy. From lost man-hours due to long bank/ATM queues, lack of liquidity in the marketplace and overall disruption to the unorganized sector. Security expert Maroof Raza in this episode asks leading industry veterans for their thoughts on the process and how the economy and the currency market is likely to respond to this challenge. What is the way forward and what are the counterfeiting issues which are likely to be encountered?

Episode 4: India- Pakistan Tension: Economic Impact- There have been at least 16 ceasefire violations since 3 November 2016 along the line of control and the international border between India and Pakistan. While the Indian finance minister has dismissed the economic ramifications of the latest skirmishes, there exists underlying concerns over the continued violence. With the volatility index increasing by over 30% during periods of the escalation, the economy is likely to be a casualty. How do investors foresee the tensions in their sentiment towards the region? Garry Singh, MD of IIRIS and Maroof Raza, an Eminent Security Expert discuss what it means for the corporate sector and associated measures to be taken.

Episode 3: Air Pollution in India and Corporate Impact- The rapid development of the country in recent years means India has the dubious honor of having 13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. It is believed that in India, two million people died of air pollution in 2015. India also has the highest rate of death caused by chronic respiratory diseases anywhere in the world, as per the World Health Organization. Considering the recent smog in Delhi (where in the air pollution was over fifteen times greater than the ‘safe’ levels), many companies are providing masks, installing air purifiers in offices and are even asking employees to stay indoors and work from home. Maroof Raza asks eminent environmentalist Dr. Chandra Bhushan, what the risks of air pollution are for the country’s population and the associated impact on corporate India and the economy.

Episode 2: Cyber Security Risks- Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 described the onslaught of a global bloodless war in the digital sphere, and reiterated India’s lead role in combatting it. India does have a pivotal role to play as it ranks among the top five countries vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Corporate India has reportedly spent 25% more on their cyber-security budgets in 2015. Maroof Raza discusses the Indian digital shield, and how the country’s Information Technology systems can be better protected.

Episode 1: Supply Chain Management- Studies reveal that supply chain logistics can be responsible for up to 80% of a company’s savings. With advances in supply chain management, there have also been concerns of the associated risks which afflict it. Join our security expert Maroof Raza as he discusses these concerns with several industry experts.