Risk taking has never been more critical to successful decision making. Enterprise risk management (ERM) leaders enable business leaders to understand the level of risk they are taking for the return they receive.. ERM integration across functions and businesses units is critical to help drive better resource allocation and decision making. The Council provides ERM professionals with the opportunity to discuss these issues and current best practices openly in a confidential setting.
- Companies & Members - Strategic Risk Management Council
- ABB Ltd
- Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation
- Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd
- CRH plc
- ENI S.p.A.
- Electricity Supply Board
- European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
- Inditex SA
- Kuehne & Nagel International AG
- Novartis International AG
- OMV Aktiengesellschaft
- Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group AG
- Scania AB
- Snam Rete Gas S.p.A.
- Tetra Pak International SA
- Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe
- UBS Group AG
- UCB SA
- USS Investment Management
Enduring relationships with trusted peers is the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the council value. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.
- Collective topic selection and problem solving that puts your issues on the agenda
- Informal, real-time benchmarking of current approaches by member companies to the most challenging issues faced by product development
- Multi-industry insights and best practices from non-competitive peers via in-depth discussions
- Performance accelerating ideas for a key growth engine for your company
- Networking, reputation building and access within your peer community
“I find the fact that the membership of the group is so diverse a huge advantage. For me the impact is from the membership mix, and the mix of sessions (i.e. formal presentation, member-led discussion, informal discussion among peers about hot topics). I get a lot of my learning and tangible benefits from the informal discussion with my peers at or after the meetings.
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 with 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. I take advantage of the great networking and very often, after a meeting, I will visit my fellow members. Also, the meetings are not overrun by vendors, consultants, brokers — it is a peer to peer conversation.”
Dider O'Dorico, Director Risk Management, Tetra Pak International
“I have been part of a local peer network in the Netherlands, but the network at the Conference Board is more focused on my main topic of concern, strategic risk. The real value for my company is that the discussions here are more in-depth, and the quality of those discussions is superior and actionable. The format of the Council attracts more senior people and as a consequence, that experience makes the discussion richer. As a company, we have several senior executives as active members of many of The Conference Board Councils.
The opportunity to have the support of The Conference Board, who stimulates networking amongst peers, is great. In fact, my company stopped our involvement in all other peer networks, and only uses The Conference Board. Good value for money. If anyone is thinking of joining a Council, for me, the top two reasons are to get actionable best practices, and The Conference Board’s support with research and facilitating peer networking; making the quality much better than other networks. I came here years ago completely blank, and the experience has been extremely useful. I am still learning every time I come. “
Ron Veldheizen, Global Director, ERM & Process Excellence, Royal Friesland Campina
- Linking KPIs and KRIs
- How to continuously engage senior staff
- Four quadrants of assurance (The IIA)
- Impact of blockchain on risk management
- Risks in digital transformation
- Societal risks and how those risks incorporated into decision-making activism
- Industrial revolution 4.0
- Carbon objectives
- ERM group structure and governance