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Risk Management Fundamentals Articles

  • Managing Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) Risks

    Mark Beasley, Deloitte Professor of ERM at NC State University, interviews Steve Dreyer, Head of Investor Communications – Americas, S&P Global Ratings, about emerging attention being placed on how organizations…

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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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  • Importance of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)

    Bonnie V. Hancock, Executive Director of the ERM Initiative at NC State University, interviews Richard (“Rich”) G. Muzikar, Director, Enterprise Risk Management at ConEdison, Inc. based in New York, about…

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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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  • Forget the Gym: Resolve to Make Your ERM Program Stronger!

    This time of year we focus on those things we’d like to improve in the coming year, and personal fitness and diet goals are frequently at the top of the…

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  • Risk Identification and Risk Training

    Bruce Branson, Associate Director of the ERM Initiative at NC State University, interviews Phil Maxwell, Director of Enterprise Risk Management at The Coca-Cola Company, about risk identification techniques and Coca-Cola’s…

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  • Case Studies on Key Risk Indicators

    NC State’s ERM Initiative is pleased to release a new thought paper, Key Risk Reporting and Key Risk Indicators, that highlights three case study illustrations of how organizations have developed effective processes for reporting risk information. These case studies are based on real life examples of how companies have addressed the need for effective risk measures.

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  • Are Your Goals Incenting Risky Behavior?

    Recent news has been filled with reports of bad behavior that has been linked to goals and incentive systems. Most recently it is Wells Fargo, but prior to that it…

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  • 2016 The State of Risk Oversight Report: An Overview of Enterprise Risk Management Practices

    NC State’s ERM Initiative, in partnership with the American Institute of CPAs, has just released its 2016 The State of Risk Oversight: An Overview of Enterprise Risk Management Practices. Based…

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  • The Audit Committee’s Role in Third-Party Risk Oversight

    In the ordinary course of business, companies develop and manage hundreds of third-party relationships to carry out its operations. These organizations maintain a web of suppliers, distributors, sales personnel, and…

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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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  • Case Studies on Integration of ERM with Strategy

    NC State University's ERM Initiative is pleased to release a new thought paper, Integration of ERM with Strategy, that highlights three case study illustrations of how organizations have successfully integrated…

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  • A Manager’s Framework To Behavioral Strategy

    Understanding how employees and consumers make decisions on a daily basis can significantly improve a manager’s chances of achieving critical business objectives. However, in attempting to apply key learnings from…

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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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  • Supply Chain Risk Management

    Supplier management has recently emerged as an important area for risk management. As globalization has changed the business world drastically this past century, companies now have complex global networks from…

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  • Cryptocurrency and its Place in the Financial World

    Cryptocurrency has been called both the “greatest technological breakthrough since the internet” and “a black hole” where consumer dollars simply disappear. On whatever end of the spectrum you fall, the…

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  • Risk Management in the Internet of Things

    Risk Management for the Internet of Things Today’s world is defined by more than just the internet and shared data; it is defined by connected technology that can create, process,…

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  • Predicting Shake-Up Strategies

    Identifying risks that currently plague your business is one thing, but what about future risks? What about the unforeseen black swan or disruptive strategies your competitors plan on implementing in…

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  • A Risk Manager’s Role in Strategic Leadership

    A misalignment of risk priorities often exists between the risk manager and the executive decision makers. What can risk managers do to help them establish their significance and contribution to the organization? As in almost any emerging field, risk management requires effective communication and robust contribution from all parties in order to extract the most value for the organization.

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  • Board Governance: Expectations and Best Practices Mismatch?

    In recent years, banks and other organizations have been reevaluating how they look at risk in order to better prepare for an uncertain future. This article highlights PwC’s recently released…

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