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Assessing How Org Culture Impacts Risk Mgt

Jun 19, 2024

ERM Tool: Assessing How Organizational Culture Impacts Risk Management

Download our tool to understand how your organization's unique culture can either support or hinder effective enterprise-wide risk management.

Core Strategic Drivers

May 6, 2024

ERM Tool: Understanding the Organization’s Core Strategic Drivers

Download this tool to discover how an effective ERM program highlights risks and drives strategic success with a clear understanding of your organization's key initiatives.

PESTLE Analysis

Apr 9, 2024

ERM Tool: Using PESTLE Analysis to Identify Potential External Risks

A PESTLE analysis provides a framework for considering risks that may be triggered by political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors. Download this tool.

Side of Hunt

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.

Jul 20, 2023

Why the disconnect? Risks are Everywhere; Risk Management is Not

The 14th edition of The State of Risk Oversight, a report produced jointly by the AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and the ERM Initiative at North Carolina State University, shows that the volume and complexity of risks continues to be prominent on the radar of leaders at U.S. organizations of all types and sizes. However, complete and formal ERM processes are just as common now as five years ago, after the survey showed nearly a decade of increased interest in ERM. Mark Beasley, CPA, Ph.D., a professor at N.C. State and director of the school's ERM Initiative, analyzes the disconnect, explains why a post-pandemic sigh of relief is not a good sign for risk managers, and shares some of the questions that organizations can ask themselves to improve their ERM practices.

Jun 7, 2023

Enhancing Risk Insights by Integrating ESG Perspectives

This thought paper, "Enhancing Risk Insights by Integrating ESG Perspectives: An Opportunity for ERM Leaders," is intended to help ERM leaders and other executives enhance their organization’s risk insights by strengthening the integration of their ERM and ESG efforts. The paper is based on interviews with ERM leaders who shared insights not only about challenges related to integrating ESG into their ERM processes but also suggestions of a number of opportunities leaders can consider to reap the benefits that can be realized through enhanced ESG considerations.

Sep 27, 2022

2022 Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight

2022 Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight Report, in collaboration with AICPA and CIMA.

Feb 23, 2022

New Case Study: Using Scenario Planning to Consider Emerging Risks

Recent events have highlighted the importance of planning for an uncertain future.  The ERM Initiative is excited to release this new case study “A Look into The Future with Scenario Planning: A Survey of ERM Practices” that looks at ways multiple organizations use scenario planning to address uncertainty and identify the risks and opportunities that may arise under different conditions.  

Nov 18, 2021

Looking for a better way to report risk information to management?

The ERM Initiative is pleased to provide this new case study, “Management Dashboards: Visualizing Enterprise Risks”, that illustrates a number of different ways organizations are embedding risk insights into management’s dashboard reports.  The report was prepared by graduate students in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University based on input they received from 19 companies covering 9 industries including healthcare, financial services, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and wholesale/retail trades. 

Nov 2, 2021

2021 Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight

2021 Global State of Risk Oversight Report, in collaboration with AICPA and CIMA.