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Risk Management Tools and Techniques Articles

  • Is it Necessary to Have a Separate Risk Committee?

    A hot topic in risk management discussions within organizations is the debate about whether a separate risk committee is necessary for a company to have effective enterprise risk management processes....

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  • The LEGO Group’s Four Elements of Risk Management

    Integrating risk management with strategy development and execution is one way that organizations can manage their strategic risks in a volatile business environment. One company that has done so is...

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  • Compiling and Presenting Interview Data from Risk Interviews

    After conducting 80-90 interviews seeking the identification of major risk exposures facing the company, David Hughes, Assistant VP of ERM and Business Continuity Planning at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)...

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  • Managing Reputational Risk

    Negative events that damage an entity’s reputation can be extremely difficult and costly to overcome. Generally, once an organization’s reputation is scarred, it remains that way for life...

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  • Risk Committees

    While most often the board of directors delegates risk oversight to the audit committee, increasingly boards of creating separate board level risk committees charged with that responsibility. This is particularly...

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  • Interviewing as a Technique for Risk Identification

    Director of the ERM Initiative at NC State, Dr. Mark Beasley, speaks with David Hughes, Assistant VP of ERM and Business Continuity Planning at Hospital Corporation of America, about the...

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  • 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 out of the 12...

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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...

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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 report...

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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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