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Risk Management Strategies Articles

  • 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 changed...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 &...

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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 an...

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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...

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  • Managing Risks for Comparative Advantage: Five Steps to Better Risk Management

    This articles highlights a five-step process to help companies make changes to better their approach to risk management in response to the developments occurring in the corporate approach to risk...

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  • Does ERM Matter?: Enterprise Risk Management in the Insurance Industry

    The recent upheaval in the banking industry, which is heavily regulated and an early adopter of enterprise risk management (ERM) strategies, has caused other businesses to question the efficacy of...

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  • When Strategy and ERM Meet

    This article describes the intersection of strategic business plans and enterprise risk management (ERM). Recent events concerning collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and subprime mortgages revealed that some institutions were tempted...

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  • Risk:  Dealing with Dangers Abroad

    This article addresses challenges associated with managing global risks. Even with improved global communication technologies, better understanding of foreign cultures, and international advisors, breakdowns in strategies and operations now housed...

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