Research conducted by the ERM Initiative at NC State University in partnership with Protiviti finds that executives across all types and sizes of organizations that span a number of industries believe that the global business environment is slightly more risky for organizations than it was last year and their organizations are likely to invest additional resources toward risk management in 2016.  Risks related to regulatory changes and increased regulatory scrutiny represent the greatest threat to growth opportunities for 2016, reflecting a general concern that broader government and regulatory interventions may have a significant effect on profitability. Additionally, cyber threats and concerns about succession planning and talent acquisition and retention are a top risk concern.

This just released report, Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2016, summarizes the top risks that executives and board members see on the horizon for 2016 and it provides an analysis of top risk concerns across a number of industries and sizes of organizations, and executive positions. The report is a reminder of the need to devote more resources to risk management and risk oversight given the complexities and risks within the global business environment.

Download the Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2016 Report, Infographic and Podcast



Video Summary: 2016 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey

Register for the Webinar to Discuss Report Findings

On Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM Eastern time, we will discuss the report findings in an interactive live webinar. Topics will include: 

  • Overall survey results
  • Top 10 risks and key observations by industry, company size and respondent role
  • Implications for organizations
  • Suggestions on how to respond to these top risks.

Register for the Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2016 report findings webinar

The webinar will be hosted by North Carolina State University’s Professor Mark Beasley and Protiviti’s Managing Director Jim DeLoach.

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