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default Addressing climate risk in the era of COVID-19 Popular

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Although dealing with COVID-19 has understandably been the focus of many businesses over the past 12 months, businesses focussed on ensuring long-term resilience must look beyond this single threat says Andrew Bryson, Operations Senior Vice President at FM Global.

default Are we missing the point of risk management activities? Popular

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The focus of this article by Geary Sikich is on the application of guidance (ISO 31000, FFIEC, etc.) often resulting in the appearance of compliance resulting from a checkbox perspective rather than actually and actively identifying and managing risk by organizations.

default Bringing internal audit back from the brink… Popular

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As organizations undergo rapid changes, audit departments are increasingly under pressure. Nick Rafferty explores how organizations can adopt a more efficient and agile approach to managing their ever-growing array of audits.

default Building an effective enterprise risk management culture Popular

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In this article, Alberto G. Alexander, Ph.D , MBCI, describes a framework to help organizations develop an effective enterprise risk management culture. He also looks at best practices for managing and maintaining a risk culture once it is place.

default Can you really calculate the probability of uncertainty? Popular

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Many aspects of risk management are deeply rooted in mathematical formulae for determining probability. This heavy dependence on mathematics to determine probability of risk realization may create ‘false positives’ regarding a risk that can be either positive or negative. Geary Sikich explores the issue.

default Compliance: accurate risk assessment and forecasting starts with asking the right questions Popular

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Effective compliance starts with the board of directors, who need to use their expertise to ask the right questions. The problem is that many board members do not know what questions to ask… In this article, Thomas Fox offers some suggested questions to kickstart the process.

default Corporate social responsibility: balancing the risks and rewards Popular

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How do corporate social responsibility and sustainability contribute to organizational risk management and business continuity? Geary W. Sikich and Joop Remmé consider the subject, concluding that, at its core, sustainability is about resilience.

default Effective measurement of enterprise risk management programs Popular

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Enterprise risk management programs need to have mechanisms that management can use to measure their effectiveness. This is possible using key performance indicators (KPI) and key risks indicators (KRI). In this article, Alberto G. Alexander, Ph.D, MBCI explores this area.

default Emerging enterprise risks that businesses need to be aware of Popular

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At the start of the year, members of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) were asked to identify key risk areas for businesses for the year ahead. A broad range of risks were highlighted as potential flashpoints.

default Emerging technologies: implications for the future of risk management Popular

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The digital technologies and systems created today are introducing both far-reaching opportunities and challenges alike for security professionals and business leaders. Stina Connor explores how approaches to risk management and organizational resilience will need to develop alongside.

default Enterprise risk management and business continuity Popular

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Alberto G. Alexander, Ph.D, MBCI, looks at enterprise risk management, its relationship to business continuity management, and how organizations can integrate the two disciplines.

default Four key concepts for effective risk management Popular

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Alexei Sidorenko provides an overview of four key criteria that are essential for effective risk management. The criteria are: integrating risk into decision making; strong risk management culture; disclosing risk information; and continuously improving risk management.

default Four steps to integrate risk management into strategic planning Popular

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Alexei Sidorenko, CRMP, details four related steps that organizations can take to help them assess management strategies and then take actions to manage the associated risks.

default Handling the compliance risks that the EU General Data Protection Regulation creates for your organization Popular

By 2677 downloads

Don’t let information ignorance turn your data dream into a nightmare says Cindy Truyens.

default How to make ERM more relevant to strategic leadership Popular

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Enterprise risk management is often criticized as being remote from the real strategic needs of the organization. Is this fair comment and, if so, what can be changed to make ERM more relevant? Peadar Duffy gives his viewpoint...

default Implementing enterprise risk management Popular

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In this article by Alberto G. Alexander, some foundations will be provided for initiating the implementation of an enterprise risk management (ERM) process in an organization and the design of an ERM development model.

default Managing compliance risks associated with SAP audits

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SAP systems are widely used for enterprise resource planning and are subject to regular auditing as a result. Failing an audit can lead to system shutdowns, expensive remediation, and non-compliance with standards. Here, Tim Wallen explores how organizations can improve the SAP audit process and their compliance efforts.

default Managing supplier compliance risks: the way forward Popular

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As organizations are placed under increasing scrutiny for the actions of their suppliers, they can no longer shy away from the importance of building a stronger supplier compliance management programme, says Sonal Sinha.

default Probability of events: the underrated factor of the risk assessment Popular

By 688 downloads

In the first article in a short series explaining how to use mathematical concepts to bring more accuracy to risk and impact assessments made for business continuity and enterprise risk management, Alejandro Aristizábal Correa looks at ways to calculate the probability of events.

default Redefining the definition of operational risk Popular

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Adesh Rampat explains why he believes that the definition of operational risk needs updating to take into account the development of cyber security related risks, and including aspects of internal controls and user awareness.

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