Having rapid-response teams in place and prepared for the eventuality of a crisis does more for your organization than simply prime it to communicate quickly with shareholders and the public. Failure to respond and act appropriately in the immediate wake of a crisis could be the kiss of death for an organization. Risk assessment, however, can truly ...
Risk culture - a reflection of a company's goals and values - evolves as the organization does. That's not to say that it can be ignored; on the contrary, it should be regularly evaluated and improved. Jim DeLoach outlines a myriad of ways executive management and the Board can make assessments and drive enhancements to risk culture.
While some may disagree with my point of view, I am confident most will agree that the potential for disruptive change in the marketplace makes the above task very important.
While the goal of thinking holistically is laudable, the question arises as to what it means from a practical standpoint. DeLoach offers insights - and ways to put the approach into practice.
Many efforts to implement ERM are unfocused, severely resourced constrained, and pushed down so far into the organization that it is difficult to establish relevance. The near-term results are “starts and stops” and ceaseless discussions to understand the objective.
Rather than segregating risk management responsibilities into their own silo, making them the purview of only a select few, companies would benefit greatly from an integrated approach in which every person in the organization is responsible to some extent in managing risk. Jim DeLoach presents a method involving five distinct lines of defense. Read on for details. ...
Risk management cannot possibly go well when the parties involved aren't speaking the same (risk) language. Minimize misunderstandings by making sure that everyone involved is operating from the same framework when it comes to uncertainty in environment, process and information for decision making. Jim DeLoach breaks down for us exactly what that means.
There are a myriad of risks to take into account when doing business abroad. Multinationals necessarily face a broader range of risks than smaller organizations do, therefore their risk management practices must be more robust. They must continually assess political landscapes, trends in similar countries and exposure to confiscation, among other concerns.
Rogue traders may be uncommon, but the risks they pose are serious. Jim DeLoach writes on the importance of tone at the top (as well as tone in the middle), prescribes potential solutions, and proposes several questions for Boards and senior executives to consider when seeking to reduce the risks of rogue trading.
It's been made clear that violations of the FCPA can do an organization significant reputational harm and result in some very steep fines. To minimize the damage an employee or agent does to your company when engaging in corrupt behavior, you must have excellent controls in place. Even if the infraction is egregious, the fallout can be ...