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Risk Management Fundamentals Articles

  • 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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  • Assigning Risk Owners

    Bonnie Hancock, Executive Director of the ERM Initiative at NC State University interviews Frank Fronzo, Vice President, Assistant Treasurer and Corporate Risk Officer at Estee Lauder about how his organization…

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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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  • Lessons from Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain:  The Role of Analytics

    This item was written by Robert Handfield, Bank of American University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Collaborative in the NC State…

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  • Global, Social, Political and Technological Risks of 2017

    Findings from the Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS), published by the World Economic Forum, indicate five key challenges that the world now faces. Reviving economic growth and reforming market capitalism…

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  • In the Mind of Today’s CEO

    Constantly evolving business environments have kept organizations around the globe on their toes, especially their CEOs. Each year, PwC conducts their Annual Global CEO Survey to discover and assess what…

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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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  • Culture, Strategy, Board Engagement, Scenario Analysis, and More!

    Culture, Strategy, Board Engagement, Scenario Analysis, and More! Highlights from the Fall 2017 NCSU ERM Roundtable Summit At every ERM Roundtable Summit participants come away with practical tips for making…

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  • What Are Audit Committees Really Thinking About?

    Constantly evolving business and risk environments keep audit committees and company executives on their toes. A recent survey given by KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute has identified six significant risks that…

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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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  • ERM Talent Development and Recruiting

    Bruce Branson, Associate Director of the ERM Initiative at NC State University, interviews Christol Bordovsky, Enterprise Risk and Advisory Services Manager at Tesoro Corporation. Christol talks about her unique path…

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  • 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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  • Riskiness of Incentive Compensation Plans

    Reassessing existing incentive compensation plans has become a more significant and common agenda for many corporations. It has become increasingly evident that these incentive plans have driven questionable employee behavior…

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  • Enterprise Risk Intelligence and its Importance

    Enterprise risk intelligence represents the knowledge required to appropriately and successfully apply an enterprise risk management (ERM) program. ERM programs have many known benefits; however, too few organizations successfully utilize…

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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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