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Executive Leadership for ERM Articles

  • Importance of Risk Management Mindset

    Many companies that were unprepared for the current economic situation have become hesitant to make decisions regarding the future. For companies to regain confidence in making these decisions there needs...

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  • Risk Culture of Companies

    Risk culture is an area of risk management that has become a recent focus for many boards. Risk culture is the system of values and behaviors present in an organization...

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  • Internal Auditors Partnership with Management

    Internal auditors in the past have been used to examine how well management is performing and how well the company is operating. Now there is a need for internal auditors...

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  • Managing Risks for Comparative Advantage: Five Steps to Better Risk Management

    This articles highlights a five-step process to help companies make changes to better their approach to risk management in response to the developments occurring in the corporate approach to risk...

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  • Risk Managers Should Have Been Better Prepared

    A risk manager at a large global bank explains how he did not expect the economy to take a turn for the worse. Since the economy was doing so well,...

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  • ERM: The Importance of Senior Management Buy-In and Leadership

    The Midwest Audit Committee Network met to discuss effective ways for boards and audit committees to oversee enterprise-wide risk management. The network is a group of audit committee chairs drawn...

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  • Emerging Expectations for Alignment of Internal Audit and Risk Oversight

    This report summarizes survey responses received by PricewaterhouseCoopers from chief audit executives of Fortune 250 companies about trends affecting internal auditors by 2012, particularly related to internal audit’s role in risk...

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  • Audit Committee Involvement in Risk Oversight

    Many boards of directors are directing executive management to embrace enterprise risk management (ERM) to develop a stronger top-down holistic view of risks affecting the enterprise. In most cases, the...

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  • The Global CFO Study 2008:  Balancing Risk and Performance within an Integrated Finance Organization

    This IBM study of 1,200 CFOs and senior finance professionals reveals that CFOs may be taking the wrong approach to resource and risk management on a global scale. Organizations are turning...

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  • Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC)

    The article titled One for Three provides an interesting perspective for companies using automation for their governance, risk management, and compliance concerns. Governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) software has...

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  • Linking Governance to Strategy

    Finance professionals should play a key role in corporate governance, including connecting corporate governance to performance metrics and daily operations. This article examines an example of such a role in...

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  • Political Risks

    Internal Auditor recently published an article titled, Assessing Political Risks, that discusses the role of chief audit executives (CAEs) as they face challenges such as unstable global markets. The article...

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  • Risk Language

    Internal Auditor recently published an article titled, The Language of Risk, which stresses the need for a clear risk language throughout all organizations. By using a common language, different levels...

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  • ERM Strategy: Create and Safeguard Stakeholder Value

    The May 2007 issue of Strategic Finance cover story article, “Strategic Risk Management: Creating and Protecting Value,” illustrates the importance of integrating an enterprise-wide view of risks into all aspects of...

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  • Managing the Unexpected

    The Quarterly Journal of the EDS Agility Alliance recently published an article titled, Unwelcome Surprises, that discusses the dangers that can evolve from having a decentralized business structure that does...

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  • The 2006 Oversight Systems Financial Executive Report on Risk Management

    "The market may reward companies who take strategic risks, but many executives are discovering the consequences of overlooking their day-to-day operational risks. As companies place a greater emphasis on managing...

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  • Integrating Compliance and Ethics in Risk Assessment Agenda

    Since the publicity of numerous corporate scandals, the interest in compliance and ethics has created an important role for senior management to incorporate preventive maintenance measures for risk assessment and...

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  • Survey Data: ERM Trends

    This study provides data obtained from surveys of nearly 1400 chief executive officers (CEOs) about risk trends and related expectations for effective ERM practices. With CEOs note that they are more...

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  • Risk Gaps-Demand for ERM

    Enterprise Risk Management programs can help close the huge gap in communication among executives and business unit leaders. Senior management and the board of directors’ involvement with risk assessment plays...

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