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Risk Management & Audit Committees Articles

  • Risk Committees

    While most often the board of directors delegates risk oversight to the audit committee, increasingly boards of creating separate board level risk committees charged with that responsibility. This is particularly...

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  • Annual Corporate Director Survey Focuses on Risk Management

    PwC’s 2011 Annual Corporate Director Survey report summarizes the responses of 834 corporate directors concerning stakeholder concerns. Critical areas highlighted in the findings were executive compensation, succession planning, and risk management....

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  • Audit Committees Concerns About IT Risks

    KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute recently published its 2011 Public Company Audit Committee Member Survey Report. This report covers the most prevalent issues audit committees would like allocate more attention to...

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  • Audit Committees Call for Better Risk Management

    Risk management was named as a priority issue for audit committees in the 2011 Public Company Audit Committee Member Survey Report recently released by KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute. This report,...

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  • Risk Oversight Improving: 2011 Proxy Disclosures

    After conducting a second analysis of risk-related proxy disclosures of S&P 200 companies, Deloitte found that overall risk practices improved between 2010 and 2011. There were percentage increases in 11 out of the 12...

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  • Does Reliance on Board Subcommittees Lead to Silo-Risk Management?

    Most boards of directors create subcommittees to manage certain types of board oversight responsibilities. Most boards have audit committees to oversee the financial reporting process and compensation committees to oversee...

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  • Assessing ERM Programs

    An effective enterprise risk management (ERM) program can significantly help an organization see and take action on risks that may be affecting the achievement of their core strategic objectives. Organizations...

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  • A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance

    With the scarcity of useful guidance to help organizations determine risk appetite and risk tolerance, the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is seeking to clarify and produce guidance to more...

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  • Five Categories for Focusing Risk Oversight

    A whitepaper published by Protiviti explores five categories the board may want to consider in determining whether to adopt a risk language specific to the organization for risk oversight.

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  • Webinar Featuring Insights from Two COSO Risk Oversight Reports

    Download the presentation ERM Board Risk Oversight – A Tale of Two Surveys from COSO, that highlights key findings and insights from two recent COSO released survey reports on the current...

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  • A Survey of Global Risk Management in a Changing Environment

    After the recent global financial crisis, many economies and financial markets around the world appear to be strengthening. However, serious concerns still exist as organizations are not returning to the...

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  • Shareholders Push Boards to Manage Social and Environmental Risks

    Shareholders are increasingly focusing on how boards of directors are overseeing risks and exploring opportunities related to social responsibility and environmental issues. Investors are particularly interested in how social and...

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  • 2010 Report on ERM

    COSO commissioned the ERM Initiative at North Carolina State University to survey senior management executives about the current state of enterprise-wide risk oversight. This report summarizes key findings from the...

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  • Board Risk Oversight – A Progress Report

    COSO, in partnership with Protiviti, surveyed over 200 individuals currently serving on corporate boards of directors about the current state of enterprise risk management. Board members were divided on the effectiveness...

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  • Corporate Directors Survey Clarifies Current Board Risk Management Practices

    PricewaterhouseCooper’s 2010 Annual Corporate Directors Survey resulted in responses from 1,110 corporate board members, representing 819 separate boards. Key findings shed insights on corporate directors’ experience and opinions with current risk management...

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  • Avoid Being Blindsided by Risks: Focus on Key Assumptions

    Strategic risks and opportunities are constantly changing in the business environment, especially in the current volatile economic climate. The roller coaster of uncertainty often results in organizational leaders being blindsided...

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  • Board Risk Oversight: Insights from Recent Proxy Disclosures

    Deloitte & Touche LLP analyzed a sample of approximately 400 organizations’ proxy disclosures about the board’s role in risk oversight that were new in 2010 for public companies. Several observations were obtained...

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  • Intensifying Dialogue on Risk and Strategy: A Banking Perspective

    Technologies, products, and institutions are constantly becoming more complex, which ultimately increases the risks that organizations face. During recent economic crisis, the banking industry has experienced this first-hand. This white...

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  • Guidelines for Effective Risk Oversight

    The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) recently released Guidelines, designed to assess institutional investors in their evaluation of the board of directors’ effectiveness in risk oversight in organizations across the...

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  • Strengthening the Risk Oversight Process

    The board of directors should continue to participate in the risk oversight process and consider going above and beyond reviewing risk assessments on an annual basis. A whitepaper released by...

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