Risk Management Publications


  1. Next Frontier for Boards: Oversight of Risk Culture

    June 2015 | Director Notes

    This report provides board members an overview of new risk oversight expectations, outlines potential handicaps they may encounter, and offers suggestions for overseeing their company’s risk culture.

  2. Big Data Doesn't Mean 'Big Brother' (Implications for Legal and Risk Officers)

    May 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Organizations at the leading edge of HCA are using new sources of workforce data to gain competitive advantage. However, these practices raise privacy, legal, and ethical concerns.

  3. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: US Edition

    January 2015 | Key Business Issues

    With modest global economic growth expected, US CEOs view Human Capital in all its forms as the primary fuel that will drive the engines of growth in their organizations.

  4. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations

    January 2015 | Key Business Issues

    CEOs are undeterred in their quest for new sources of growth and show few signs of hunkering down in the defensive postures seen in the years immediately following the 2008 financial crisis.


  1. Managing Supply Chain Sustainability and Risk

    July 2014 | Director Notes

    Addressing supply chain risk and sustainability in isolation may put a firm at considerable risk. Companies should pursue strategies that recognize that supply chain risk and sustainability are inextricably intertwined.

  2. We Are All Chief Risk Officers Now

    April 2014 | The Conference Board Review

    Risk management used to be someone else's job—usually the head of security. But today, practically everyone's job requires managing risk in some form.

  3. CEO Succession Practices: 2014 Edition

    April 2014 | Research Report

    The rate of CEO succession in calendar year 2013 was 8.4 percent, down from 10.9 percent in 2012 and below the average succession rate of 10.8 percent for the period 2000–2013.

  4. Board’s Role in Cybersecurity

    March 2014 | Director Notes

    To protect finances, liability, reputation, and future growth, corporate boards must ensure that their companies have appropriate processes in place to manage cyber risk in their business.

  5. How Well Do Corporate Directors Know Senior Management?

    March 2014 | Director Notes

    Companies can improve the quality of their CEO succession and internal talent development programs by fostering regular formal and informal interaction between directors and senior management.

  6. Developing an Effective Climate Change Strategy

    February 2014 | Director Notes

    Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies are becoming increasingly important. This report details eight steps for developing such strategies and provides examples of companies that have done so.