Risk appetite implementation and optimisation

A number of Risk Leadership Network members flagged risk appetite implementation and optimisation as a key priority. Allowing them to benchmark against other organisations is our first step in supporting them. 

This benchmark explores how 120 large non-financial organisations in a range of geographies and sectors are setting risk appetite.

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Risk appetite implementation and optimisation benchmark pages

This bespoke benchmark explores:

  • How are organisations using risk appetite statements and/or alternative methods?
  • If risk appetite statements are used, how long have they been in place and what are they aligned to?
  • Do companies use quantitative/qualitative statements, metrics or alternative methods?
  • How do organisations add value with risk appetite (if at all)?
  • What proportion of organisations cascade risk appetite down the organisation? And how do they do it?

*Subject to qualification. We're only able to show this data to prospective members - in-house corporate risk leaders at large non-financial institutions in Europe, MENA and Oceania. We'll send you a meeting invite so we can explore the results with you and provide more context. The data in our benchmarks is valuable and we don't give it out to non-members.

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Who has taken part in the benchmark?

CROs/heads of risk at 120 large non-financial institutions. We hand-selected the participants to ensure the report benchmarks relevant peers only. 

What data is included?
  • Use of risk appetite statements vs alternatives;
  • Alignment of risk appetite statements and length of time in place;
  • Expressing risk appetite (quantitative vs qualitative statements, metrics, alternatives)
  • How organisations are adding value with risk appetite
  • Cascading risk appetite down the organisation
  • Embedding risk appetite into the business process
How was the data collected?

120  risk leaders took part in an in-depth survey with a series of open and closed questions. Participants were selected.

Why did you create this benchmark?

We developed this benchmark to support a number of  Risk Leadership Network members on a series of specific risk priorities surrounding operationalising risk appetite. This benchmark is the first step in supporting them with their priorities. We're now facilitating a series of bespoke collaborations (small group discussions and 1-to-1 calls between relevant risk leaders on specific topics relating to these priorities.)

Do you have any other benchmarks?

Yes, we regularly create benchmarks or pulsechecks  in response to our members' priorities. Take a look at some of our latest benchmarks here. Through our bespoke, concierge "network assistance" service, we deliver these niche reports in a timely way to meet the exact needs of the organisation who requested it. Of course, the benchmarks are often useful for other organisations too and we share the results. If you'd like us to create a benchmark for your organisation, please fill in this form and we'll get back to you with a time-frame and membership proposal.

How do I get hold of this report?

Please fill in the form and we'll present the key findings to you*, and discuss how our members are leveraging the data in the report to operationalise and accelerate ERM better practice.

Due to the high value data in the report, we only send the report to members of Risk Leadership Network.

*Subject to approval. We're only able to meet with you to show you the data if you're a prospective member (i.e. a practising risk leader at a large non-financial organisation in Europe, Asia-Pacific or MENA). 

Can Risk Leadership Network carry out a benchmark for me?

Yes. Members of Risk Leadership Network work with a network manager to make sure we meet your risk priorities. If there's an informal benchmark that would assist you in your priorities, we'll create it for you in a timely manner. Most benchmarks are complete within 8 weeks of request. Tell us more about the benchmark you need and we'll get back to you with timescales and a membership proposal.

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