Boosting Your Risk I.Q.

Directorship and Deloitte take a look at the importance of identifying risk in all its forms

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

“A critical issue on the agenda for most directors these days is determining the board’s role in overseeing risk. That was the topic of a recent peer-to-peer discussion hosted by Directorship and Deloitte. A group of leading board directors and industry professionals explored risk-related issues in the aftermath of the economic crisis, which most agree was a catastrophic failure, particularly on the part of finance institutions, to recognize and rein in excessive risk.

“When we talk to senior stakeholders about risk, it’s really about finding a balance across the entire organization. This balance refers to addressing the sensitivities between strategic, operational, and compliance risk, and ensuring the right information and transparency exists,” said Henry Ristuccia, partner and U.S. leader of governance and risk management at Deloitte. Read more >