Turning Boardroom Hedgehogs into Foxes: Strategic Scenarios and Game Changing Risks

The Conference Board of Canada, November 25, 2015
Recorded Webinar
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A crucial skill for leaders is the ability to identify, assess and manage or mitigate risks facing their business and organizational strategies. Many leaders report a high degree of confidence in their ability to manage risks specific to their business. However, this confidence often does not extend to knowing how global and macro-societal threats may shape their operations. Macro threats such as demographics, global geopolitics, and environmental and social expectations are changing the operating environments for companies around the world and across Canada.

Key questions for leaders include: How has the "game" in your sector changed? How have you fared as a player? Where is your industry heading? Is your organization able to imagine the unimaginable and are you ready to deal with it?

To start answering those questions, join us as Clem Sunter shares his insights on the key risks facing organizations beyond 2015. In this webinar facilitated by Ghislain Giroux Dufort, President of Baldwin Risk Strategies, Clem Sunter will share his approach and experience in advising international CEOs and boards of directors on future macro risk scenarios that could affect their business. Live from South Africa, Clem Sunter, co-founder of the Mind of a Fox consulting company, bestselling author and former Chairman and CEO of the Gold and Uranium Division of Anglo American, the largest gold producer in the world at the time, will present the latest global developments that might affect Canadian businesses this year.

Webinar Highlights

Join us in this 60-minute webinar as Clem brings us to a world beyond 2015 where he discusses latest scenarios and probabilities, the risks they entail, and their implications on Canadian organizations. In order to help leaders make better decisions and learn to "think about the future like a fox", Clem will elaborate of the following:

  • What key issues are driving the global risk environment beyond 2015 - including key geopolitical, demographic and social trends that are likely to shape the global landscape
  • Tips and tricks on how you and other leaders in your organization can "think like a fox"
  • Engage in a dialogue with Clem about your organization’s level of preparation for these threats

About Clem

Clem Sunter is a top-selling business author, and one of the few specialists in the world on scenarios and their use in corporate strategy. He spent much of his career with Anglo American in the Gold and Uranium Division, serving as its Chairman and CEO from 1990 to 1996. He was until recently Chairman of the Anglo American Chairman's Fund, which in a recent survey was rated the premier corporate social responsibility fund in South Africa. During the early 1980s he helped set up a scenario planning function at Anglo, and later was one of the driving forces behind the South African High Road-Low Road scenarios that helped pave the way towards the country’s peaceful transition to democracy. Since 1987, he has authored 17 books including the best-selling ‘Fox Trilogy’ with fellow scenario strategist Chantell Ilbury. He was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Cape Town for his work in the field of scenario planning, and was also voted by leading South African CEOs as the speaker who has made the most significant contribution to, and impact on, best practice and business in South Africa.

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