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Risk Management Fundamentals Articles

  • Risk Assessment from COSO’s Perspective

    Organizations are constantly searching for ways to create and add value to their companies. As a function of risk and return, value is integral for an organization’s success. Management must…

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  • Conducting Annual Risk Interviews

    Conducting Annual Risk Interviews

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  • Are Boards Focused on the Right Risks?

    Recent studies conducted separately by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Protiviti/NC State highlight that “yesterday’s risks” that still preoccupy many boardroom discussions may not be properly focused…

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  • Conducting Black Swan Workshops

    Conducting Black Swan Workshops

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  • COSO Releases Examples of Framework Applications

    The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has released an important supplement to its 2017 Enterprise Risk Management – Integrating with Strategy and Performance. This compendium to…

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  • COSO’s Take on the Three Lines of Defense

    As risks begin to threaten the achievement of company objectives, senior management must determine the appropriate way to respond. In many instances, management decides to rely on the Committee of…

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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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  • The Age of Cloud Computing

    The emergence of cloud computing has provided a significant opportunity for businesses to increase their business model capabilities and the ability to meet demand while avoiding investments in infrastructure and…

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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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  • 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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