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Risk Management Tools and Techniques Articles

  • Proactively Managing External Relationship Risk

    The focus on managing third-party risk is becoming prevalent in the current business environment as more organizations turn to external providers to gain access to needed services, reduce costs, or…

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  • The ERM Process at Xerium Technologies Part 1

    Bonnie Hancock speaks with Fred Caloggero, VP of Audit Services at Xerium Technology, about the ERM process that he helps lead at the company. Many companies look at risk on…

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  • Risk Oversight Improving: 2011 Proxy Disclosures

    After conducting a second analysis of risk-related proxy disclosures of S&P 200 companies, Deloitte found that overall risk practices improved between 2010 and 2011. There were percentage increases in 11…

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  • Risk Identification through “Rooted Maps”

    This article published by the McKinsey Quarterly introduces “rooted maps” to help executives adjust their thinking in regards to developing global strategies. These maps, which depict the world from a…

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  • A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance

    With the scarcity of useful guidance to help organizations determine risk appetite and risk tolerance, the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is seeking to clarify and produce guidance to more…

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  • Case Study Illustrations of Launching ERM

    The AICPA’s Business, Industry & Government Team commissioned faculty in the ERM Initiative to develop case study illustrations of how organizations have successfully launched ERM. Case Studies on ERM Implementations:…

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  • Five Secrets to Achieve Effective Risk Management

    A whitepaper published by Protiviti introduces five secrets to help organizations build risk management as an effective and strategic contributor to the success of their business. With the deployment of…

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  • Avoid Being Blindsided by Risks: Focus on Key Assumptions

    Strategic risks and opportunities are constantly changing in the business environment, especially in the current volatile economic climate. The roller coaster of uncertainty often results in organizational leaders being blindsided…

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  • A Four-Step Risk Approach to Strategy Execution

    Organizations are seeing the value of adopting a risk-based approach to execute strategies in order to survive in a post-recession world. This approach enables managers to focus on opportunities in…

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  • Evaluating Impact of Compensation Plans

    The current economic climate is an opportune time for employers to determine if compensation practices are properly aligned with market practices and the organization’s business strategy. A six-step process is outlined for evaluating compensation plans in order to keep organizations’ compensation programs relevant and tied to strategy and value effective in a changing economy.

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  • Guidelines for Effective Risk Oversight

    The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) recently released Guidelines, designed to assess institutional investors in their evaluation of the board of directors’ effectiveness in risk oversight in organizations across the…

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  • Reducing Risk Detection and Reaction Time

    The recent credit crunch and economic downturns have caused businesses across the globe to face new, diverse risk-related challenges. Many companies are slow to detect and react to these risks…

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  • Global Risk Technology Survey

    Aon Analytics collected data in 2009 on the perspectives of risk professionals from leading organizations around the world to provide its first edition of the Global Risk Technology Survey. This…

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  • Six Sigma and Risk Assessments

    Textron Inc. is similar to many large companies today who look to their audit services group to provide risk assessment and assurance over a broad range of risks. However, Textron…

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  • Enterprise Risk Management: Meeting Today’s Challenges

    Changes in technology, globalization, and the nature of business transactions create challenges for organizations to assess and manage risks that may affect the accomplishment of business objectives. In order to…

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  • The Updated Balanced Risk Scorecard in Your Workplace

    Many companies are trying to implement a more in-depth, holistic risk management effort across their corporation. To move toward this, most must update their means of measuring risks and determine…

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  • Board Risk Oversight: Adapting to Regulatory Developments and Emerging Practices

    The increased focus on corporate risk management practices in all U.S. listed companies has placed greater pressure on boards of directors and senior executives to evaluate their risk management structures. This Conference Board report provides valuable information for directors and senior executives including emerging risk management trends and an overview of the regulations related to risk management efforts.

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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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  • Scenario Planning: Worth the Benefits

    The Conference Board recently issued thought guidance designed to highlight the benefits of conducting robust and value-adding scenario planning sessions. While scenario planning may appear relatively simple, there are certain steps that are worth considering in order to maximize the benefits of conducting scenario planning sessions.

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  • Risk Intelligent Governance: A Practical Guide for Boards

    A recent whitepaper issued by Deloitte LLP provides practical guidance for boards of directors to follow when enabling and executing “risk intelligent” governance. This whitepaper provides approaches to create value…

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