Enterprise Risk Management Initiative, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University

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Risk Management & Boards Articles

  • ERM Business Drivers

    Forrester recently published an article by Michael Rasmussen titled, Business Drivers for Enterprise Risk Management, detailing why companies struggle with implementing and managing a successful enterprise risk management (ERM) program. Groups such as the Open Compliance and Ethics Group and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association have been established to provide help.

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  • Informatica’s Solution for Data Quality

    Informatica released a white paper in November 2006 to summarize data quality problems faced by financial institutions trying to maintain compliance. Large corporations have an especially hard time integrating different areas of the business to establish clean reports that are useful. Additionally, the ever-changing nature of the data make the job of maintaining quality reports more challenging.

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  • Conference Board Releases Research Report About Boards and ERM

    The Conference Board issued a July 2006 research report, “The Role of U.S. Corporate Boards in Enterprise Risk Management,” that provides insights about board of director perspectives on their role…

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  • Internal Auditing’s Role in ERM

    Internal auditors need to be actively involved in the ERM process at organizations. Seven valid or legitimate ERM-related responsibilities internal auditors can have are discussed.

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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…

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  • Internal Audit’s Role:  Fraud and Reputation Risks

    Now there is more pressure than ever on executive management and internal auditors to mitigate corporate fraud and misconduct. Even though senior management most likely has direct antifraud responsibility, internal…

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  • Benefits of Managed Risks

    When companies don’t guard themselves against substantial risks, the outcome can easily produce a damaged reputation. However, risk management should not discourage growth through eliminating risks, but the reverse should take place and positive risks should be implemented. Therefore, effectively managing the many risks faced by an organization is critical to its success.

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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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