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Insights from Risk Leaders Articles

  • Rich Insights from NC State’s Fall 2018 ERM Roundtable Summit

    Our ERM Roundtable Summits started in 2004 around the same time as the initial COSO ERM Framework was released. In the early days of the Roundtables, we hardly heard any…

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  • Cyber Risks and Controls Through the COSO Lens

    Recent political, technological and economic changes have had a large impact on information technology (IT) risk leaders. The primary operational priority of CIO’s has shifted to IT performance stability while…

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  • Getting an ERM Process Started

    Bruce Branson, Associate Director of the ERM Initiative at NC State University interviews Beverley Harrington Leacock, Director of ERM at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) about how…

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  • Fresh Insights from the Spring 2018 NCSU ERM Roundtable Summit

    At every ERM Roundtable Summit, participants discover innovative and practical tips for making their ERM process better and they find new ways of looking at how their process helps management respond to and manage key risks. This spring’s event brought fresh insights from risk leaders at Lowe’s Companies, General Mills, Carnegie Mellon, and General Motors.

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  • Measuring and Assessing Culture in Regards to Risk Management

    Mark Beasley, Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management at NC State University interviews Takis Martakis, Global Head of People Risk and Culture at Credit Suisse, about how the company is…

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  • Risk Assessment Approaches at RTI International

    Bruce Branson, Associate Director of the ERM Initiative at NC State University, interviews Ward Sax, SVP, Treasurer, and Chief Risk Officer at RTI International, about risk assessment techniques that RTI…

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  • GAO Report on Good Practices in ERM

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently conducted a study that surveyed a number of governmental agencies on the practices they use to manage risk. The GAO aligned the six practices they found best represented enterprise risk management (ERM) with the agency responses. They provided examples of how agencies are using best practices to better manage risk within their organizations.

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  • Where are You on the Risk Management Journey?

    Risk management is a constant topic of discussion among corporations worldwide. It can be an extremely beneficial aspect of a business if implemented in the correct fashion and with the…

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  • Identifying and Evaluating Emerging Risks

    Bonnie Hancock, Executive Director of the ERM Initiative at NC State University interviews Fred Stuckel, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and Audit at Express Scripts about how his organization identifies…

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  • Global Survey: Execs Reporting Significant Risks – But Less-Than-Robust Efforts to Address Them

    A global survey of executives finds that most view the world as increasingly risky, with many reporting a “significant operational surprise” over the past five years. However, the majority of…

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  • What is More Important for Creating Successful Teams, Design or Coaching?

    It’s hard to find an organization these days not using teams to execute all kinds of business initiatives, including sales & marketing, research design & innovation, talent acquisition, systems development,…

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  • Observations about the State of ERM:  A View From S&P

    Don Pagach, Director of Research for the ERM Initiative at NC State University, interviews Steve Dreyer, Head of Investor Communications – Americas, S&P Global Ratings, about the state of enterprise…

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  • Insights About What Boards are Looking for in ERM

    Mark Beasley, Deloitte Professor of ERM at NC State University, interviews Jim DeLoach, Managing Director, Protiviti, about what he is hearing from individuals serving on boards of directors from all…

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  • Overcoming Common ERM Pitfalls

    Don Pagach, Director of Research for the ERM Initiative at NC State University, interviews Nick Lemen, recently promoted after serving as Senior Director of ERM at Eli Lily and Company, about…

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  • A Strengthened Risk Culture for a Stronger Future

    In order to maximize the benefits of the dialogue that occurs at the corporate director level, the board should be comprised of diverse and knowledgeable directors who are not afraid…

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  • Social Class Origins Impact Executive Risk Taking

    Social class and childhood upbringing can have a significant impact on an individual’s ambitions, perspectives, and decisions. However, little research has been conducted to make a connection on how corporate…

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  • The Global Risk Report

    Each year the World Economic Forum issues the Global Risk Report offering a holistic view of the top risks. The Global Risk Report not only provides an analysis of the…

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  • Advancing ERM

    Earlier this month we held our fourth annual Advanced ERM Executive Education Workshop where we walked over 50 participants through an evaluation of their ERM processes and provided techniques for…

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  • Value Creation through Risk Management

    Many companies have come to realize that risk management serves more than just a compliance function. In the ever-changing risk environment we live in today, risk management also serves to add value to the company. After conducting their Global Governance, Risk and Compliance Survey, EY published a white paper with a three-step approach to risk management.

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  • ERM Challenges and Opportunites for Improvement Around the World

    NC State’s ERM Initiative, in partnership with the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), has just released its report, Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight 2nd Edition: Analysis of the Challenges…

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