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Strategic Risk Management Council

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Risk taking has never been more critical for successful decision-making. The role that ERM leaders play inside companies enables business leaders to understand the level of risk they are taking for the return they receive. Understanding a corporate risk culture, emerging risks and key risk indicators provides valuable insights for management.  ERM integration across functions and businesses units is critical to help drive better resource allocation and decision making. The Council on Strategic Risk Management provides ERM professionals with the opportunity to discuss these issues and current best practices openly and in a confidential setting.

Topics for Upcoming Meetings:

  • Public Infrastructure
  • Climate Change Risks
  • Rooit Cause Analysis
  • Business continuity planning
  • ERM systems: What does risk catalogue look like?
  • Data analytics in ERM
  • Corporate Governance code UK
  • Cyber crime
  • Climate change
  • Risk in cloud
  • Risk quantification
  • Strategic risks and organisational resilience
  • Tools to assess probabilities, e.g., neural networks
  • Project risk management
  • How to incorporate lessons learned from risk events
  • Blockchain
  • Emerging risks Joint session with Cyber Security Risk Management Council

The power of peer learning

Enduring relationships with trusted peers in an international network are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogues at meetings and in between provide you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

Council membership benefits

Participants and their companies could benefit from an exchange of best practice and networking. Some benefits to participants include learning how other companies integrate different types of risk, creating a risk-aware culture, and providing your board of directors the right information on risks and how they are being managed. Companies will benefit from understanding how to organise risk management departments, how risk management and internal audit work together, and how rating agencies and investors consider companies’ risk management in their decisions.

Who should join?

Senior executives in charge of enterprise risk management or corporate risk champions are eligible.

What members say

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Council Director

Ellen Hexter

Ellen Hexter

Program Director
The Conference Board
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For more information

Please contact Marie-Laure Bultot at
+32 2 566 99 06 or

Why join the Strategic Risk Management Council?

If you are in groups that are industry-based, there is a risk of group-think, there is a risk of not thinking outside the box. I find it interesting to listen to what is energizing businesses that are so different to mine, because it can translate or at least cause you to ask a question, “have we even considered this?”

The Conference Board Councils focuses on the building of relationships and the leveraging of those relationships after the meeting. The meetings give me a chance to not only build these peer relationships, but discuss the material I have access to with my company’s membership.

Sheila O’Connor, Group Risk and Compliance, Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

The beauty of this experience is the group size; that we are all senior professionals at similar or the same maturity. We understand each other. My field tends to be made up of small teams. To get experience with what others are doing, you need to look outside. Councils is a unique solution, which offers a small group of professionals doing the same thing that I do; sophisticated peers with same maturity.

Didier O'Dorico, Director Risk Management, Tetra Pak International

"Relevant topics, stimulating benchmarking, excellent networking opportunities: the Strategic Risk Management Council has it all to help its members progress on the learning curve of this recent discipline."

Dominique Hubin, Group Risk Officer, SUEZ

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