Communicating the status of material risks: 9 approaches in brief

How do risk leaders effectively communicate the status of material risks to their board and executive committee? 

This benchmark explores 9 different approaches from large listed organisations in various sectors, detailing the measures and thresholds they are using to demonstrate whether a material risk is in or out of appetite/tolerance. 

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Who has taken part in the benchmark?

9 CROs/heads of risk at nine listed companies, all of which are large in size.

What data is included?

The terms and thresholds used by 9 large listed  companies to discuss material risk.

How was the data collected?

A short survey from companies that we hand-picked to take part.

Why did you create this benchmark?

We developed this benchmark to support a member on their specific risk priority: they wanted to discuss common and alternative approaches to discussing material risk in the business.

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.

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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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