Tag Archives: risk management

The eyes have it

Make no mistake. Institutional investors are watching—and taking aim—at companies with less-than-stellar governance practices. That, in turn, puts IR professionals in the line of fire
By Chaya Cooperberg
May 19th, 2017

If it wasn’t already clear, both passive and active institutional investors continue to demonstrate to public companies that they care about good governance. Over the past year, the world’s three largest asset managers—BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street—have bulked up their … Continue reading

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The changing face of risk management

That suit at the last executive meeting throwing around terms like “impact pathways?” Meet your company’s CRO. As Canadian issuers wake up to the harsh realities of today’s commercial and regulatory workspace, a new breed of senior risk executive is emerging to steer them straight
By Mark Anderson
September 20th, 2012

Risk management, once the redheaded stepchild of corporate governance, is coming in from the cold—and coming with it is a newly empowered executive class of chief risk officers (CROs), vice-presidents of risk and other assorted risk-related personnel. Who better to … Continue reading

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Risk starts at the top

While most directors realize an ineffective CEO is one of the greatest risks to any enterprise, too many boards still base decisions about CEO performance on inadequate assessment methods. Here’s how to get the full picture
By John Caldwell
June 17th, 2012

The risk factors section of Hewlett-Packard’s 2011 Annual Report runs 16 pages and describes 24 risks, yet the only tangential reference to leadership risk is this single sentence: “The failure to successfully hire executives and key employees or the loss … Continue reading

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