Business Continuity

A material impact area for our clients

Our Goal

Strengthen security, continuity, and connectivity through enterprise-wide incident response.

Planning for the unexpected is a philosophy that underscores how we think about protecting our people, technology, and assets no matter what the circumstance. To that end, BBH maintains business continuity plans (BCP) that comprise detailed policies and procedures for operating during emergencies or significant business disruptions, such as acts of nature, malicious attack, political unrest, power outages, and pandemics.

Through BCP, we aim to provide a safe environment for employees, decrease risk through preventative measures, reduce and mitigate disruptions to business operations, ensure orderly recovery from any incidents, and minimize potential economic loss while complying with legal and regulatory requirements. By strengthening our security, continuity, and connectivity through enterprise-wide incident response, we can continue to support our business and ensure smooth operation of service for our clients while protecting our people, technology, and assets.

We regularly review these plans and test them in the context of current events. As with all scenario-based plans, BBH is continuously refining the BCP program based on best practices and experiences gained.

UN Sustainable Development Goal Alignment

Buld resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation

Core Program Components

  • The BBH BCP and Audit teams review business area continuity plans annually.
  • We conduct business impact analysis assessments on a rolling basis.

  • We conduct regular recovery tests, including application and systems contingency testing, recovery facility testing, and operational contingency testing.
  • Our BCP protocols are reviewed by regulators to ensure alignment with applicable banking and securities regulations.

  • Our plans cover distribution of critical functions across non-impacted offices, third-party recovery sites, and remote work, which helps ensure continuous coverage during an event.
  • The Global Crisis Management Team is activated for BCP events to centralize communication and coordination and provide critical information and status updates to clients following a controlled and carefully managed protocol.
  • We are enabled for 97% remote work in the case of a global BCP event.
  • 161

    continuity plans created

  • 100 %

    compliance with mandatory annual BCP-related training

  • 97 %

    peak of our workforce moved to remote environments across all office locations

  • FEMA/CISA COVID-19 Recovery Virtual Tabletop Exercise

    all test objectives met

  • 110

    staff communications

Based on 2020 data

2020 Stewardship Report

We invite you to read our second annual Stewardship Report. This report represents our commitment to sustainability, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and to accountability and transparency about our progress toward our goals.

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