A RISK REGISTER NEEDS NUMBERS

NUMBERS MATTER A LOT Organizations often spend great efforts in Enterprise Risk Management. Risk register, risk governance, risk reporting … all is there. Occasionally though, one very important aspect of effective ERM, appropriate risk quantification doesn’t quite get the attention it needs. A risk register needs numbers! In one of the most popular blogposts that… Continue reading A RISK REGISTER NEEDS NUMBERS

The Master ERM Recipe

THE ONE AND ONLY ERM RECIPE YOU EVER NEED A while back, I spent an intense day with post-graduate students at the Nanyang Business School in Singapore. We talked a lot about embedding ERM into strategy and business planning.  Towards the end of the day, we shared a summary slide. Much to my surprise, this slide caused an intense photo-snapping frenzy. Obviously,… Continue reading The Master ERM Recipe

loss control & strategic enabler

Good ERM is loss control & a strategic enabler Thank you for reading this most recent post in our “ERM in 3 Minutes Knowledge Series” (previous posts here). In this blog, I reemphasize that a solid and well-run ERM framework must cover the downside and the upside aspects of uncertainty. Megrow’s clients, readers of this… Continue reading loss control & strategic enabler

3 Minutes ERM: RESILIENCE

a schematic representation how sustenance, resilience and ERM are linked.

resilience, erm, sustenance What is RESILIENCE and how does it interlude with ERM and SUSTENANCE? There is no one size fits all answer to this question. Consequently, each entity needs to spend some quality time to define the terms. When engaging in this process, it is important to hold this conversation early to avoid confusion… Continue reading 3 Minutes ERM: RESILIENCE

3 minutes: ERM hurdles

climbing over ERM hurdles You got all the intent, ambition and ERM-skills lined up in your company: and still you are struggling to get much further than the first few hundred meters of the proverbial ERM-marathon? If that sounds familiar to your mental ears, then read on. In this post, I guide you over some… Continue reading 3 minutes: ERM hurdles

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THE COSO vs ISO SHOWDOWN

background I have blogged about the roll-out of the COSO ERM update back in 2017. In 2018, ISO updated their well-known risk management standard, too. Since then, I’ve spent considerable time studying and using both standards.  Hence, I now feel comfortable and confident to share my opinion about those two well-known ERM frameworks. In other words, bienvenu… Continue reading THE COSO vs ISO SHOWDOWN

CyberRisk: To Insure or To Ensure ?

Dr. Dennis Bessant, Specialist Advisor to Megrow, wrote this article in June 2019. the golden age of the internet Robert K Merton, an American sociologist, popularised the “the law of unintended consequences” in the 20th century; it says that actions always have effects that are unanticipated or not intended. What has a visionary social scientist… Continue reading CyberRisk: To Insure or To Ensure ?

The Megrow Podcast is LIVE!!!

Episodes Released I’m very pleased to announce the release of Episode 1 and Episode 2 of the Megrow Podcast. The Podcast is hosted on Megrow’s YouTube channel. I aptly named it the “Asia Risk and Opportunity Podcast” or “AROC” for short. Episode one is a general, introductory episode explaining the why / what / how: Episode… Continue reading The Megrow Podcast is LIVE!!!

ERM – More on the Benefits

constant dripping wears away the stone I’m constantly praising the tangible business benefits of good ERM. A number of blogposts here and on other social media are testimony to this. Until a few month ago, I felt like the proverbial “lonely prophet”. A lot of ERM-related publications had a distinctive retro- / crisis-touch to it… Continue reading ERM – More on the Benefits

COSO ERM Framework – One Year After the Update

The COSO ERM framework update COSO released a significant update of its well-known ERM-framework in late 2017. An executive summary is accessible on their website.  The ERM community, especially the “COSO-istas” most eagerly awaited the update. Additionally, the wider stakeholder community was excited to see how the new framework will benefit businesses.  I’m a fan… Continue reading COSO ERM Framework – One Year After the Update