The corporate environment is not known for being a caring environment. It is usually perceived to be quite hard-core and money driven. But it is otherwise with the natural environment which, like many stakeholders within the corporate environment, is under a tremendous amount of pressure. The business owner that is able to practice both natural and corporate environmental risk management can be characterized as being quite a caring individual, so unlike so many business practitioners feeling the heat right now.
By caring for both the corporate and natural environment, you are practicing one of the most effective and noble acts of risk management. Risk management is associated with the protection of the business’s tangible assets and its structures. But when it goes two steps further in protecting its surroundings, both commercial and natural, it is giving itself something of a double entendre. Because by taking care of other people’s property and natural surroundings, the business practitioner ends up saving her own business.
And by doing that too, she is also safeguarding the interests of her most valued customers or clients. The most responsible forms of risk management stretch so much further than looking after what is perceived as ‘own interests’. Also note that the corporate environment is not necessarily tangible or visible to the naked eye. You may have heard of the term ‘intellectual property’. And today, now more than ever before, what with so many more businesses turning to the online environment for exposure, this needs to be safeguarded.
It is quite easy to put into place security features on the business premises. But it is quite another matter when you are required to protect your corporate interests within the online scheme of things without having your fingers burned.