Risk Management

Risk Management

Every challenge and every opportunity an organization faces today demands change. And with change comes risk. Some risks you can see, some you can predict, some you can plan for, and some you can’t.

Organizations are not created to manage risk; they are created to generate value as part of a broader aspirational purpose. That purpose is achieved through a series of strategic business decisions that require taking risks — these risks impact business performance. Organizations that identify, manage and respond to these risks well are positioned to grow and remain successful.

Our understanding of the issues around risk — the risks you can see as well as the ones you can’t — inspire us to ask better questions. By working globally with organizations, we can create innovative answers that help enhance and accelerate business performance.

Transforming the way they manage risk requires business to challenge the way they think about, identify, manage, and, respond to it. Organizations need to look beyond manageable risks (financial, operational, regulatory), better align their risk and business objectives, improve coordination and alignment of risk activities across the organization, and more effectively leverage technology so that they can better respond to their different risks.

What we do

Advance strategic thinking

Organizations need to focus on the risks that directly affect their purpose and business strategy. Organizations that methodically identify, assess and respond to these risks are better equipped to define responses that reduce the negative impact of risk while maximizing their potential. They think strategically about risk.

Optimize functions and processes

Once organizations have determined their risk response plans or strategy, they need to align their functions, allocate resources and design risk management processes to efficiently and effectively execute their strategy.

Organizations have historically dispersed responsibility for risk activities to specific functions. This has resulted in silos that can prevent critical information from reaching key decision-makers and undermine risk management.

If a clear operating model and processes are not defined, then communication does not flow effectively through the organization.

Embed solutions

Organizations that embed risk management responses in the core of their business are better able to respond to risk and drive performance. They execute their risk response plans more effectively and can prevent, adapt and anticipate risk that would otherwise undermine their business strategy.

It is not about adopting one-off solutions, it is about embedding sustainable approaches that help enable an organization to remain successful.