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Apr 5, 2024

What is Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)?

This article outlines how ERM differs from traditional risk management and how an ERM process can be one of the entity's most important strategic tools.

Nov 29, 2023

Capturing the Benefits While Managing the Risks of Generative AI Technologies

There is tremendous excitement surrounding the release of the latest artificial intelligence (AI) tools, such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and organizations are exploring all kinds of ways they may be able…

Jun 27, 2023

ERM Initiative Launches Inaugural Risk Governance Research Symposium

Risk governance thought leaders discussed recent research on four key topics at ERM Initiative’s Risk Governance Research Symposium.

Mark Beasley

May 17, 2023

ERM Roundtable Summit Brings Together Risk Management Leaders From Across the U.S.

The 2023 ERM Roundtable Summit attracted 200+ attendees from leading organizations worldwide.

Oct 20, 2022

ERM Initiative Bridges Risk and Strategy at In-Person ERM Roundtable Summit

The first in-person gathering in three years, the event brought together more than 130 risk leaders from across the United States.

Jul 6, 2022

Five Actions to Build a Resilient Organization

The 2021 Deloitte Global Resilience Report explores how to strengthen resilience in your organization to be prepared to overcome disruptions and thrive amid extreme circumstances. Through 2,260 interviews with public- and private-sector CXOs in 21 countries, the report identifies five organizational characteristics common to companies that have proven to adapt, bounce back, and persist amid disruption: preparation, adaptability, collaboration, trust and responsibility. This article translates those characteristics into practical, actional steps for leaders to build resilient organizations.

Jun 30, 2022

Practical Tips to Prepare for Disruption

Disruption is a part of life and business, and business leaders are often tasked with making important decisions amid uncertainty. Based on insights from its research, Gallup published a set of practical tips for leaders to effectively prepare their organizations to withstand disruptions.

May 23, 2022

Running the Risk: What it Takes to be a Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

This article, "Running the Risk: What it Takes to be a Chief Risk Officer (CRO)" by Samantha Beavers discusses the important attributes of an effective chief risk officer (CRO).

Apr 29, 2022

Elevating Value of Leading-Edge ERM: Highlights from the April 22, 2022 ERM Roundtable Summit

The sharing of insights and experiences among ERM leaders continues to help advance the strategic value of ERM programs among organizations. Fostering thought leadership on strategically focused risk management is a core mission of the ERM Initiative at NC State University. The “golden nuggets” shared by speakers at the April 22, 2022 ERM Roundtable Summit covered a variety of topics related to advancing best practices in enterprise risk management (ERM). We are providing this high-level summary so others can benefit by what was shared in each of the six sessions. 

Feb 9, 2022

Strengthening Enterprise Agility for a Crisis: Lessons Learned

The COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges and necessary changes for all organizations. To support rapid change, many entities adopted agile business practices. A team of experts from McKinsey and the Harvard Business School analyzed the experiences of agile or partially agile companies during the crisis and provide insights around which elements of their operating models proved most useful in practice. To carry forward the lessons learned by agile organizations and to support success in the "new normal," the experts present a three-step guide to fully embracing an operating-model shift to agile practices.