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Risk Management Strategies Articles

  • Conducting Annual Risk Interviews

    Conducting Annual Risk Interviews

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  • Conducting Black Swan Workshops

    Conducting Black Swan Workshops

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Advancing ERM

    Earlier this month we held our fourth annual Advanced ERM Executive Education Workshop where we walked over 50 participants through an evaluation of their ERM processes and provided techniques for…

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  • Trends that are Shaping the Next Fifty Years

    The world has changed drastically over the past fifty years with advances in technology, and these advances will continue into the future. A recent article by McKinsey focuses on trends…

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  • Eliminating Reputation Threats

    While a number of corporate entities are embracing ERM, institutions of higher education are also enhancing their risk management processes by embracing ERM. With a number of institutions facing risk…

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  • Strengthening the Role of the Chief Risk Officer in an Organization

    The role of chief risk officer (CRO) has been put under a microscope to understand methods and key success factors that can enhance the role. Organizations now, more than ever…

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  • Making the Connection Between Strategy-setting and Risk

    Organizations invest a great deal of effort in developing and executing their business strategies. Even so, winning business models are all-too-often subject to catastrophic failures in the blink of an…

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  • Managing the Risk of Disruptive Innovation

    Organizations often find themselves surprised by a competitor’s announcement of a new innovation. Such announcements can be hugely disruptive, and they hit the competitive environment in many forms, such as…

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  • Engaging Business Unit Leaders in Discussing Enterprise Risks

    Paul Zavolta, Director of ERM at Alpha Natural Resources, provides an overview of how ERM is treated at Alpha Natural Resources. He speaks of how he feels the company’s top-down…

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  • Getting Started with ERM

    Often times executives brush off any ERM initiative by stating they have smart people on the board or on management teams. David Hughes, Assistant VP of ERM and Business Continuity…

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  • Managing Risks of the Mobile Enterprise

    Mobile devices are becoming more and more integral in the workplace today, as they are used for field work, file-sharing, and business processes. With the widespread use of mobiles, and…

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  • Minimizing Risks through Creative Strategy Setting

    Strategic planners often go through a rigorous process of extensive analysis of past performance and forecasts to come up with a robust strategic plan. They attempt to check their biases,…

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  • Risk Appetite: A Conversation of Governance

    Managers often view risk appetite as a highly theoretical concept: one that is determined instead of discussed, irrelevant instead of practical, or static instead of adaptive. This paradigm is due…

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