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Risk Management Leadership Articles

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Insights about the Role of a Chief Risk Officer

    Don Pagach, Director of Research for the ERM Initiative at NC State University, interviews Keith Butler, Duke Energy, about his responsibilities as the company’s Chief Risk Officer. Keith shares insights…

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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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  • Where are You on the Risk Management Journey?

    Risk management is a constant topic of discussion among corporations worldwide. It can be an extremely beneficial aspect of a business if implemented in the correct fashion and with the…

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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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  • 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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  • What is More Important for Creating Successful Teams, Design or Coaching?

    It’s hard to find an organization these days not using teams to execute all kinds of business initiatives, including sales & marketing, research design & innovation, talent acquisition, systems development,…

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  • Observations about the State of ERM:  A View From S&P

    Don Pagach, Director of Research for the ERM Initiative at NC State University, interviews Steve Dreyer, Head of Investor Communications – Americas, S&P Global Ratings, about the state of enterprise…

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  • Insights About What Boards are Looking for in ERM

    Mark Beasley, Deloitte Professor of ERM at NC State University, interviews Jim DeLoach, Managing Director, Protiviti, about what he is hearing from individuals serving on boards of directors from all…

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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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  • 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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