Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight Newsletters

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Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight is a periodic newsletter that offers ongoing commentary about the risk management oversight process for boards of directors. The goal is to provide board members with concise discussions of practical ideas that will help them improve their boards' risk oversight.

2022

Issue 150 - July 4, 2022 - Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight
Issue 149 - June 27, 2022 - Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight
Issue 148 - June 20, 2022 - The Top Risks for the Next Decade: A Global Perspective
Issue 147 - May 23, 2022 - The Top Risks for 2022: A Global Perspective
Issue 146 - March 7, 2022 - The Buffett Newspaper Test: What It Means and Why It Is Important
Issue 145 - February 21, 2022 - Determining the Digital Investment Question in the Boardroom

2021

Issue 144 - December 20, 2021 - Is Your Company Part of the Energy Revolution?
Issue 143 - December 13, 2021 - Ransomware: Analyzing Risk and Protecting Critical Assets
Issue 142 - December 6, 2021 - The World Is a Zoo: Framing Risks in the Boardroom
Issue 141 - August 30, 2021 - Lessons From the Pandemic: Crisis as a Catalyst for Innovation
Issue 140 - August 9, 2021 - Reimagining the Future Workplace: Ask the Right Questions to Move Forward
Issue 139 - June 21, 2021 - Quantum Computing: Why the Board Should Care
Issue 138 - June 7, 2021 - Board Effectiveness: The Fed’s Guidance Speaks to Resiliency
Issue 137 - May 31, 2021 - The Top Risks for the Next Decade: A Global Perspective
Issue 136 - March 8, 2021 - The Top Risks in 2021: A Global Perspective
Issue 135 - March 1, 2021 - Unleash the Power of Adhocracy in the Face of Emerging Risks
Issue 134 - February 22, 2021 - Setting Sights on Digital Transformation and Innovation
Issue 133 - February 15, 2021 - Dispel the Myth of ‘‘Fit’’: Improve Diversity on Your Board
Issue 132 - January 11, 2021 - 10 ESG Reporting Questions Directors Should Consider

2020

Issue 131 - December 21, 2020 - Operational Resilience Gets a Makeover in the ‘‘New Normal’’
Issue 130 - December 14, 2020 - One Year Later: Does The Business Roundtable Statement Matter?
Issue 129 - August 10, 2020 - Is Your Board Digitally Savvy?
Issue 128 - August 3, 2020 - What Directors Should Be Asking Right Now
Issue 127 - July 27, 2020 - COVID-19: Paradigm Shift in the Boardroom
Issue 126 - April 27, 2020 - COVID-19’s Workplace Disruption: A Test of Board Resiliency
Issue 125 - April 6, 2020 - Operational Resiliency and the Role of the Board
Issue 124 - March 9, 2020 - Strategic Resilience: Are You Among the 30%?
Issue 123 - February 24, 2020 - A Look at the Top 2020 Risks

2019

Issue 122 - December 30, 2019 - Board Oversight of an AI-Transforming Workplace
Issue 121 - December 16, 2019 - Revamping Risk Culture in the Digital Age
Issue 120 - October 28, 2019 - Responsible Privacy: Is the Board Doing Its Part?
Issue 119 - September 23, 2019 - How Does Your Company Measure Up Against Digital Leaders?
Issue 118 - August 26, 2019 - The Caremark Standard: Tough but Not Impregnable
Issue 117 - July 22, 2019 - Is Your Board Focused on the Right Risks?
Issue 116 - July 1, 2019 - Is Your Board Future-Ready?
Issue 115 - June 3, 2019 - Getting More from Internal Audit in the Digital Age
Issue 114 - April 22, 2019 - Sustainability Reporting: Why Boards Should Care
Issue 113 - April 1, 2019 - Sharpening the Focus on Cybersecurity
Issue 112 - March 25, 2019 - Making Management Risk Committees Effective
Issue 111 - January 28, 2019 - The Top Risks for 2019

2018

Issue 110 - December 31, 2018 - Oversight of Digital Transformation
Issue 109 - December 3, 2018 - Is Technical Debt Limiting Your Company’s Competitiveness?
Issue 108 - October 29, 2018 - Getting the Most from the Board-Management Risk Appetite Dialogue
Issue 106 - September 10, 2018 - Oversight of Workplace Dynamics: Impact of Technology
Issue 105 - September 3, 2018 - Oversight of Workplace Dynamics: The Labor Model
Issue 104 - July 2, 2018 - Oversight of Organizational Speed in the Digital Age
Issue 103 - May 28, 2018 - The Relevance of Sustainability Performance to Board Risk Oversight
Issue 102 - April 30, 2018 - Sustaining an Innovation Culture in the Digital Age
Issue 101 - April 23, 2018 - The Cyber Risk Oversight Challenge
Issue 100 - February 26, 2018 - Board Oversight of Performance Management
Issue 99 - February 19, 2018 - The Top Global Risks for 2018
Issue 98 - January 1, 2018 - Is Your Strategy Focused on Digital?

2017

Issue 97 - December 4, 2017 - How Long Does It Take to Implement a Patch?
Issue 96 - October 30, 2017 - The Board’s Role in Addressing Geopolitical and Regulatory Shifts
Issue 95 - October 9, 2017 - Time to Take a Fresh Look at ERM
Issue 94 - September 4, 2017 - Preparing the Organization for an Economic Downturn
Issue 93 - July 24, 2017 - The Board’s Oversight of Supply Chain Risk
Issue 92 - July 10, 2017 - 10 Keys to Effective Board Oversight of M&A
Issue 90 - May 1, 2017 - Board Oversight of Cyber Risk
Issue 89 - April 24, 2017 - Improving Your Company’s Risk Assessment Process
Issue 88 - March 10, 2017 - The Four C's in Overseeing Internal Audit
Issue 87 - February 27, 2017 - Overseeing the Organization’s Branding
Issue 86 - January 30, 2017 - The Most Important Risks for 2017

2016

Issue 85 - November 28, 2016 - Positioning Independent Risk Management to Succeed
Issue 84 - October 24, 2016 - Helping Organizations Face Future Uncertainty Confidently
Issue 83 - September 12, 2016 - Board Oversight of Reputation Risk
Issue 82 - August 15, 2016 - Is Internal Audit Meeting Expectations?
Issue 81 - July 4, 2016 - COSO ERM: What It Means to the Board
Issue 80 - June 6, 2016 - Board Oversight of Talent Strategy
Issue 79 - May 23, 2016 - Emerging Risks: Looking Around the Corner
Issue 78 - April 11, 2016 - The Most Important Risks for 2016
Issue 77 - March 14, 2016 - Principles for Improving Board Risk Reporting
Issue 76 - February 15, 2016 - COSO 2013: What Have We Learned?
Issue 75 - January 11, 2016 - Ten Principles for Risk Oversight Revisited

2015

Issue 74 - December 14, 2015 - Facing Change With Confidence
Issue 73 - November 9, 2015 - Ensuring Risk Management Success
Issue 72 - October 19, 2015 - Should the Board Have a Separate Risk Committee?
Issue 71 - September 14, 2015 - How Mature Are Our Risk Management Capabilities?
Issue 70 - August 17, 2015 - Identifying Emerging Risks: A Long-Term Perspective
Issue 69 - July 13, 2015 - Sooner or Later, Your Fundamentals Will Change
Issue 68 - June 8, 2015 - Ensuring Internal Audit Is Doing What Really Matters
Issue 67 - May 11, 2015 - Briefing the Board on IT Matters
Issue 66 - April 13, 2015 - Managing Cyber Threats With Confidence
Issue 65 - March 9, 2015 - Positioning Compliance for Effectiveness
Issue 64 - February 23, 2015 - The Most Important Risks for 2015
Issue 63 - January 12, 2015 - Focusing the Board’s Risk Oversight on What Matters

2014

Issue 62 - December 8, 2014 - Effective Use of Executive Sessions When Overseeing Risk
Issue 61 - November 10, 2014 - A Value-Based Approach to Risk Oversight
Issue 60 - October 6, 2014 - Overcoming Bias in Risk Management
Issue 59 - September 8, 2014 - To Manage Disruption, Understand Strategic Assumptions
Issue 58 - August 11, 2014 - COSO 2013: Why Should You Care?
Issue 57 - July 7, 2014 - Strengthening Your Risk Culture
Issue 56 - June 9, 2014 - Measuring the Success of Enterprise Risk Management
Issue 55 - May 12, 2014 - Recognizing Emerging Risks
Issue 54 - April 14, 2014 - How Risk Appetite Should Impact Behavior
Issue 53 - March 10, 2014 - Oversight of IT Risk Management
Issue 52 - February 10, 2014 - The Most Important Risks for 2014
Issue 51 - January 13, 2014 - The Five Lines of Defense: A Shareholder’s Perspective

2013

Issue 50 - December 9, 2013 - Five Risk Oversight Questions Directors Should Ask
Issue 49 - November 11, 2013 - Gaining Traction With Enterprise Risk Management
Issue 48 - October 7, 2013 - Key Questions to Consider for the Risk Appetite Dialogue
Issue 47 - September 9, 2013 - Is Your Company Exposed to the Right Risks?
Issue 46 - August 12, 2013 - Managing Country Risk
Issue 45 - July 8, 2013 - Intersecting Risk Management and Crisis Management
Issue 44 - June 10, 2013 - Managing Cybersecurity Risk
Issue 43 - May 6, 2013 - Social Business: What it Means to Your Risk Profile
Issue 42 - April 8, 2013 - Fine-Tuning Your Corruption Risk Management
Issue 41 - March 11, 2013 - Integrating Risk With Business Planning
Issue 40 - February 25, 2013 - Integrating Risk With Managing Operations
Issue 39 - January 21, 2013 - Shaping the 2013 Risk Oversight Agenda

2012

Issue 38 - December 3, 2012 - Focus on the "Tone of the Organization”
Issue 37 - November 5, 2012 - Working Capital Management: A Tool for Optimizing Costs and Reducing Risk
Issue 36 - October 8, 2012 - Is Your Competitive Intelligence Providing Early Warning?
Issue 35 - September 3, 2012 - Is Your Compliance Management Making a Difference?
Issue 34 - August 6, 2012 - The Evolving Risk Landscape
Issue 33 - July 2, 2012 - The Board’s Role in Overseeing Acquisitions
Issue 32 - June 4, 2012 - Communicating Critical Enterprise Risks to the Board
Issue 31 - May 7, 2012 - Assessing Risk: An Operational Perspective
Issue 30 - April 9, 2012 - Assessing Risk: A Strategic Perspective
Issue 29 - March 3, 2012 - Managing Reputation Risk
Issue 28 - February 6, 2012 - Social Media: What It Means to Your Risk Profile

2011

Issue 26 - December 5, 2011 - Ten Questions the Board Should Ask
Issue 25 - November 7, 2011 - Reducing the Risk of Rogue Trading
Issue 24 - October 10, 2011 - Should the Board Have a Separate Risk Committee?
Issue 23 - September 9, 2011 - Identifying Emerging Risks
Issue 22 - August 8, 2011 - Is Your Organization an Early Mover?
Issue 21 - July 11, 2011 - Managing Corruption Risk
Issue 20 - June 6, 2011 - Formulating an Initial Risk Appetite Statement
Issue 19 - May 9, 2011 - Managing Supply Chain Disruption Risk
Issue 18 - April 18, 2011 - Staying Engaged in the Risk Oversight Process
Issue 17 - March 7, 2011 - Finding the Right Chief Risk Officer
Issue 16 - February 7, 2011 - Five Risk Categories for Focusing Risk Oversight
Issue 15 - January 17, 2011 - Recommendations from Protiviti’s Board Risk Oversight Survey

2010

Issue 13 - November 8, 2010 - When Insolvency Issues Arise
Issue 12 - October 11, 2010 - Preparing for a Black Swan
Issue 11 - September 13, 2010 - Ten Ways Risk Oversight Can Fail
Issue 10 - August 16, 2010 - Aligning Strategy Setting and Performance Management With Risk
Issue 9 - July 12, 2010 - The Importance of Tone at the Top to Risk Management
Issue 8 - June 7, 2010 - Four Foundational Elements of Risk Management
Issue 7 - May 10, 2010 - Ten Risk Oversight Principles
Issue 6 - April 12, 2010 - Positioning the CRO for Success
Issue 5 - March 15, 2010 - Organizing for Risk Oversight
Issue 4 - February 15, 2010 - The Risk Appetite Dialogue
Issue 3 - January 11, 2010 - Knowing What You Don’t Know

2009

Issue 2 - December 14, 2009 - The Enterprise Risk Assessment Process
Issue 1 - November 16, 2009 - Risk Oversight: A Board Imperative

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