Dear ERM leader,

Your professional expertise is invaluable.

Every year, in collaboration with global consulting firm Protiviti, the ERM Initiative surveys leaders like you to identify emerging risks, assess their potential impact, and provide a comprehensive view of the short- and longer-term risk landscape.

The resulting report, "Executives Perspective on Top Risks" is one of our most widely accessed resources.

We invite you to lend your insights by completing our Top Risks Survey.

  • We'll ask you to identify the top risks likely to affect businesses in 2024, with a particular focus on differences in risk perceptions across industries and geographic regions. We also ask you to consider these risks over a longer time horizon (over the next 10 years).
  • Rest assured, your responses will be kept strictly confidential, and your individual responses will remain anonymous.
  • Completion of this survey should require no more than 20 to 30 minutes of your time.

Your contribution will make a significant difference to advance ERM within organizations, and we are grateful for your time and insights.

Start Survey

If you have any questions about the survey itself or how it is implemented, please contact Bruce C. Branson at +1 919.515.4435 or Please refer to study number 22445 when contacting someone about this study.

If you have questions about your rights as a participant or are concerned with your treatment throughout the research process, please contact the NC State University IRB at or +1.919.515.8754 for help.

The Fine Print

Before you consent to completing the survey, we ask that you review the following details, otherwise known as "the fine print!" 

  • You are being asked to complete a survey for research purposes. Our analysis will be presented at the aggregate level by industry and geographic region. No individual firms will be separately identifiable and only aggregate data will be made public; therefore, your responses will be completely anonymous.
  • Completing this survey is voluntary and you can stop at any time by exiting the survey. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this study.
  • There are minimal risks associated with your participation in this survey. You will not receive compensation for completion of this survey.
  • Due to anonymity, we are not able to directly share the survey results with you. However, in December 2023 we will publish the results and share them on the ERM Initiative website, our social media channels and through email to our subscriber database.

If you consent to complete this survey, you may Complete the Survey Online

If your organization seeks additional training on the topic of ERM, the ERM Initiative hosts executive education and ERM Roundtable Summits featuring ERM best practices. Learn more.

Questions? Please email or call 919-513-0901.

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