Top principal/material risks in the utilities, oil/energy and metals/mining sectors

A Risk Leadership Network member wanted to validate their approach to external risk reporting by understand what principal/material risks their sector peers are reporting on.

Using data from an interactive tool that we developed for our members, the Risk Reporting Comparison, we've compared the top 10 principal risks for each sector in this report.

Fill in this form, and we'll arrange a time for a brief virtual meeting to see the report - we'll share with you some of the ways that our members are using this data to accelerate better ERM practice in their organisation.

Top principal material risks

Members are using this report to:

  • Identify risks they might have missed
  • Validate or question the risk reporting approach their organisation is taking compared to competitors, their wider sector, or the wider business market
  • Reference their competitors’ risk and annual reporting structure during internal discussions to support their risk reporting strategy

*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.

Fill in this form to request see the benchmark*


What data is included?
  • Top 10 principal/material risks 2023 vs 2022 for:
    - the utilities sector
    - the oil/energy sector
    - the metals/mining sector
How was the data collected?

The data comes from our Risk Reporting Comparison Tool - an interactive database available for our members. The tool was created to help our members save time, benchmark and validate their external risk report, by aggregating publicly available information from the risk sections of company annual reports.

Why did you create this benchmark?

We developed this benchmark to support a Risk Leadership Network member who raised  validating their external with sector peers as a key priority this quarter.

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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