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Risk Management Strategies Articles

  • Aligning Risk Appetite and Risk Exposure

    The devastating effects of the global credit crisis can be linked to the failure of organizations to embed risk management within the foundation of strategic and operational processes. Now, increased…

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  • Organizations are Currently Focusing on Strategy and Growth, While Audit Committees Focus on Risks

    As the road to economic recovery lies ahead for organizations, boards and audit committees are focusing on their organizations’ strategies to achieve growth. However, audit committees are also evaluating the…

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  • Managing Risks with Sustainable Practices

    On March 11, 2010, the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economics (Ceres) issued its report The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability. Ceres hopes to target boards of directors…

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  • Finding Your Strategy in the New Landscape

    The economic crash of 2008 had profound international effects and prompted a dramatic reduction in foreign investments in 2009. However, China and India still hold large portions of global GDP…

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  • Global Risks

    After the shock to the global financial system in 2008, global risks were brought to the forefront of risk discussions. Surprisingly, the risk landscape has not changed much. What has…

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  • Integrating Risks and Strategies to Foster Stakeholder Value Growth

    Every strategy that an organization undertakes in order to grow stakeholder value has risks and opportunities associated with it. There can be opportunity encompassed in a strategic plan that will…

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  • Risk Preparedness

    Risk intelligence is a risk management philosophy focusing on the use of both risk avoidance and risk-taking to create value. While this article deals with risk intelligence, it focuses on…

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  • Balancing Enterprise Risk Management and Enterprise Performance Management

    Poorly planned and executed risk management capabilities contributed to the collapse, and they are likewise impeding the recovery as companies have shifted from taking too many risks to taking too…

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  • Reputation Management

    Reputation management is critical to organizations and it continues to grow more complicated. Companies in the past could earn reputations as good corporate citizens by making philanthropic contributions without significant…

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  • Getting Risk Appetite Right

    While the concept of a risk appetite framework is sound and can provide many benefits to organizations, many of these frameworks failed during the current crisis due to design and…

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  • Internal Auditors Partnership with Management

    Internal auditors in the past have been used to examine how well management is performing and how well the company is operating. Now there is a need for internal auditors…

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  • Companies Succeed During Downturn with ERM

    In the four-part series “Managing in a Downturn” produced by The Financial Times, Russell Walker comments on the place for enterprise risk management in the current economic environment. Walker uses…

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  • The Convergence of Enterprise Performance Management and Risk Management

    Organizations can increase their probability of achieving strategic objectives by taking an integrated approach to deploying strategy and managing associated risks. The Performance/Risk Integration Management Model (PRIM2) provides a framework…

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  • Strategic Business Risk – Top 10 Risks in Business for 2008

    Ernst & Young conducted a survey of industry analysts in order to identify the top 10 strategic business risks for 2008. It became clear that there is significant variation in risks between sectors of the economy. Nevertheless, the risks that were rated as having the greatest impact across the largest number of sectors were identified and ranked.

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  • Board Oversight of Risk Management and Executive Compensation

    Boards of directors have fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders and there are several “pressure points” they can address to ensure fulfillment of these duties. One pressure point for boards is risk…

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  • Understanding and Articulating Risk Appetite

    Risk appetite, when properly understood and articulated, can be a powerful tool for managing risk and enhancing overall business performance by better aligning decision-making and risk. Many organizations have a need for increased clarity regarding their risk appetite and this article provides insights on formulating and defining risk appetites.

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  • Enterprise Innovation and Integration

    Innovation and integration are important contributors to growth in an organization. In order to foster these activities within the organization, the article recommends developing two agencies: a distributed innovation group…

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  • Diversity of Risk Management in Europe

    This report details the key findings in the fourth biennial benchmarking survey conducted by the Federation of European Risk Management Association (FERMA) in collaboration with AXA Corporate Solutions and Ernst & Young. The report reveals how risk management has become more important in European companies and the wide diversity of how companies approach risk management.

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  • C-suite Influence on Excellence in Risk Management

    This abstract summarizes the 2008 Excellence in Risk Management Survey conducted by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and Marsh. This is the fifth year that they have conducted…

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  • The Changing Role of the Finance Organization

    Today’s focus on the rapid embrace of globalization initiatives has substantially increased the complexity and pace of change that risk executives face. Dealing with the volume and complexities of these…

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