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Adam Collins | October 2, 2020
We are excited to announce that our industry recognized Risk Management Software Solution, Camms.Risk, was yet again named as a “High Performer” in the GRC software category by G2 in their Fall 2020 report. This marks the 3rd consecutive quarter in 2020 Camms.Risk has been recognized by G2 in its quarterly Grid report.
Daniel Kandola | October 1, 2020
Transferring products from A to B quickly and efficiently is the name of the game in the constantly moving world of transportation and logistics. Unfortunately, a myriad of variables means this process is rarely as easy as ABC at the best of times – and 2020 is proving more algebra than alphabet. Navigating a clear course within the sector has never been so challenging. Existing risks have been overshadowed – or in some cases accelerated – by an unprecedented global event that has brought the importance of organisational resilience into sharp focus: the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beau Murfitt | September 25, 2020
Major banking institutions have been at pains to stress their determination to overhaul their ability to combat financial crime of late – following a string of high-profile corruption scandals. Unfortunately, these claims appear to be words without substance after a disturbing tale of leaked documents, dirty money, and international crime emerged – one that sounds more like something from a Netflix crime drama than the world of regulatory compliance.
Daniel Kandola | September 17, 2020
The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has completely blindsided society in 2020, with devastating effect. But was this cataclysmic event a black swan? It appears not. According to the National Risk Register – an overview of the risks of major emergencies that could impact the UK in the next five years – the threat of a pandemic was firmly on the government’s radar: “experts agree that there is a high probability of another influenza pandemic occurring, but it is impossible to forecast its exact timing or the precise nature of its impact.” In fact, of all the high consequence risks outlined in the register – from severe weather to terrorist attacks – a pandemic was considered to have the highest potential impact.
This threat wasn’t classified information reserved for senior figures in Whitehall; it had filtered down to local government level. Take Camden Council, for example, which – like other local authorities – already had information about pandemic risk fed to them by Public Health England. Camden subsequently rated a ‘pandemic flu’ as a 4/5 likelihood and 5/5 for potential damage on its risk register – proof that more high-profile risks like terror and cyber-attacks weren’t their only focus when it came to organisational resilience.
Daniel Kandola | September 10, 2020
What a difference a year can make. Cast your mind back to 2019: the global defence sector was on the offensive due to budget increases and military modernisation was the plan of attack, as growing security concerns forced governments to invest heavily in new equipment. So much so that international defence expenditure was forecast to grow between 3% and 4% in 2020 to reach an estimated US$1.9 trillion – driven by increased spending in the US, Russia, China and India.
Daniel Kandola | September 2, 2020
Successful organisational resilience relies heavily on the four sights: insight, foresight, oversight and hindsight. Unfortunately, anticipating and preparing for sudden
Warwick Kirby | August 24, 2020
McKinsey & Company published an insightful article in March 2020 – Beyond coronavirus: the path to the next normal.
Kevin Sneader and Shubham Singhal stated, that to win the war against Coronavirus required action across five horizons: Resolve, Resilience, Return, Reimagination, and Reform.
Brad Smith | August 5, 2020
The impact of the massive global disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 has been felt in virtually every organizsation, workplace, and household around the world. With or without an effective vaccine, the pandemic’s far reaching impacts will be felt globally for some time to come.
Brad Smith | July 28, 2020
We all know that reporting safety incidents in the workplace is essential to managing risk, but with the advent of COVID-19 the relationship between risk and incident has taken on a whole new meaning.
Camms | July 23, 2020
Camms has continually evolved since we were founded in 1996! With nearly 25 years of experience in business software solutions, we have continually invested in making our software right for supporting organizations to achieve their goals.
Camms | June 11, 2020
To provide our customers with assurance around Camms' ongoing commitment to information security management, we are pleased to announce that we have recently achieved certification of the ISO 27001:2013 standard for our major offices around the globe. This followed an in-depth set of assessments over the past 6 months including onsite audits in all locations.
Camms | June 4, 2020
The largest implementation partner of Adaptive Insights in the APAC region, GK Horizons, are trusted by their customers across various industry verticals to improve not only their financial insights but their business agility and overall performance.
Brad Smith | June 1, 2020
Today’s climate proves that both local and global events can significantly impact the strategy and operations of an organisation. With key attributes in today’s volatile and uncertain environment being agility and flexibility,
Camms | April 21, 2020
Tomorrow needs pace, agility and quick decisive management. Today is the day to invest in the right risk management software. Rapid change is a constant in today’s environment.
Yasith Fernando | November 25, 2019
Sustainable Software Development refers to a set of principles and practices which enables a team to maintain an optimal speed in development indefinitely for the sustainability of the development team and ergo, the company.
Year on year, International Women’s Day has grown to illustrate the relevance and joy that comes with challenging the status quo, sharing experiences, and taking pivotal steps towards progress together. While this year’s International Women's Day is bound to be quite different with the ongoing pandemic crisis, it remains a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and raise awareness against gender bias.
As we step into a new year and adapt to a new normal, it’s heartening to see that some things don't change. March the 8th remains one of the most important days of the year to lobby for accelerated gender parity and women’s equality. Now more so than ever before.
At Camms, we don’t choose to challenge gender bias just on International Women's Day. As a part of a forward-thinking business community, we believe in continuously discovering, adapting, and refining company good practices to foster a supportive environment for women to grow, not just today, but every day of the year.
In keeping with the spirit of this year’s International Women's Day theme; ‘’Choose to Challenge’’, Camms is choosing to shine the spotlight on some of our many clients who have built collaborative and supportive networks with key initiatives around the globe; to help women maximise their talents and ambitions.
Here are some stories we chose to highlight, showcasing some of the remarkable initiatives of our clients and the extraordinary ways they #ChooseToChallenge to #ChangeYourTomorrow.
Independent development and humanitarian organisation, Plan International, actively advances equality for girls in more than 75 countries, with over 26.9 million girls benefitting from their initiatives last year alone.
Having worked with vulnerable women and children for 80 years, Plan International remains committed to making a lasting impact on their lives. By putting gender equality and persistent challenges faced by girls, at the very heart of their organisational purpose, through advocacy, partnerships, digital development, innovation, and gender lens ventures.
Media and popular culture no doubt play a key role in promoting damaging gender norms and happens to be at the very root of the girl child’s rights. Which is why, marking this year’s International Women's Day, creative agencies partnering with Plan International have answered the call to put an end to negative gender stereotyping in the production of future content.
Supporting vulnerable girls to learn, lead, decide and thrive in their communities are central to their organisational strategy and achieving the ambition of fulfilling 2030 Global Goals. You can discover more about this here.
You can also check out the brave females at the forefront of securing rights and justice for young women and girls here.
A leading social enterprise, the Wise Group works across the UK to raise those who are the most vulnerable in society out of poverty, and help build bridges to opportunities by providing access to mentoring support, advocacy, skills, and employment.
Their work is varied. Yet at the foundation of everything they do is passion and commitment to social justice and a fairer society for all. By partnering with third sector organisations, large business enterprises and local governments, the Wise Group provide specialist support to the people that need their services the most.
One such initiative launched in 2013, is the SHINE Women’s Mentoring Service which was created as a part of their wider community justice program. It offers holistic support to adult women, who are serving custodial sentences of less than four years, in remand or subject to community payback. SHINE helps women to understand and overcome the barriers they face, build their confidence, strengthen their resilience and supports them to successfully integrate themselves back into their communities. In turn, effectively empowering them to play an active role in changing their tomorrow and rebuild their future. You can learn more about the SHINE mentoring Services and how you can support here.
Since 1989, the humanitarian charity Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has been helping over 20 million people in over 70 countries across the world to rebuild their lives and livelihoods; by detecting and destroying landmines, unexploded bombs, and cluster munitions in places once riddled by conflict.
MAG is committed to the participation and empowerment of women in all aspects of their work, transforming a traditionally male-dominated sector.
Today, they work with hundreds of inspiring women in countries around the globe, including Sri Lanka, which some of the largest number of our Camms staff call home.
MAG has been involved in demining in Sri Lanka since 2002 locating and removing landmines and other unexploded bombs. Since the end of the 30 year war in 2009, MAG has played a pivotal role in releasing over 35 million square metres of land and cleared over 42,000 mines and 14,800 other unexploded bombs in the North of Sri Lanka.
Through various community liaison teams MAG ensures its projects include the most vulnerable groups, often recruiting from the local populace.
" We recruit and train men and women from local communities. This gives people affected by landmines the opportunity to clear them, as well as financially support their own families and communities. ” - MAG
Here, brave women all share a commitment to ensuring a safer and brighter future for men, women, and children, in post war Sri Lanka.
Results of demining in Sri Lanka
Source: Mines Advisory Group
Initiatives like these help MAG empower women like Fatima Wehbe, a single mother to triplets AND twins, who started working with MAG two and a half years ago removing landmines in Lebanon.
“ When I found my first mine, I was a little bit scared, but after that I just felt proud. None of us have the full approval of our family doing this work. And none of us would want our children to do this work. ” - Fatima Wehbe
Empowering women through training and employment in technical roles is one of MAG’S top priorities and remains an integral part of achieving their goal of making many countries as possible landmine free by 2025. Discover more about their heroic efforts here.
Every day, British human rights organisation Article 19, celebrates both the leadership and contribution of thousands of women around the globe. Who campaign for women’s equality and empowerment by endorsing the importance of gender equality as a key component of the right to freedom of expression through their daily work.
Armed with a very specific mandate, Article 19 promotes the defense and the right to free expression and information, and works towards a world, where every person can actively engage in public life, without the fear of discrimination.
Last year alone, saw the watchdog launch support to champion campaigns to tackle gender inequality. Campaigns such as petitioning governments around the world to do more to help women facing domestic violence, including psychological, sexual and physical, which can even lead to death. Find out more about their campaigns here.
International Women’s Day certainly sees a number of missions that help forge a gender-equal world that celebrates women’s achievements and increases visibility, while calling out inequality. Not only are we honoured to support these incredible organisations by providing business solutions to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, we are extremely proud to promote some of our clients who demonstrate their dedication daily to make the world safer, better, inclusive, and open to future possibilities for women and children around the world.
To learn more about International Women's Day, the inspiring work happening globally, and how you can support women’s empowerment efforts, visit the official site here