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Implementing Enterprise Risk Management

The Conference Board of Canada, December 17, 2014
Recorded Webinar
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This 60 minute recorded webinar explores essential insights, case studies and best practices on various aspects of enterprise risk management. The webinar features John Fraser and Betty Simkins, authors of Implementing Enterprise Risk Management: Case Studies and Best Practices (October 2014). John and Betty present an overview of their newly published book.

Through in-depth insights into what practitioners of this evolving business practice are actually doing as well as anticipating what needs to be taught on the topic, John Fraser and Betty Simkins have sought out the leading experts in this field to clearly explain what enterprise risk management is and how you can teach, learn, and implement these leading practices within the context of your business activities.

Webinar Highlights

This session offers a broad overview of the different types of techniques: the role of the board, risk tolerances, risk profiles, risk workshops, and allocation of resources, while focusing on the principles that determine business success. Come away with a wealth of knowledge on the drivers, the techniques, the benefits, as well as the pitfalls to avoid, in successfully implementing enterprise risk management.

Webinar highlights and key learnings for this session include:

  • putting the right people in the right places to build a strong ERM framework
  • establishing an ERM system in the face of cultural, logistical and historical challenges
  • creating a common language and reporting system for communicating key risk indicators
  • fostering a risk-aware culture without discouraging beneficial risk-taking behaviours

About John

John Fraser is the Senior Vice-President, Internal Audit and former Chief Risk Officer at Hydro One Networks Inc., one of North America's largest electricity transmission and distribution companies. He is a recognized authority on enterprise risk management and has co-authored several academic papers on ERM. He also co-authored the CICA's publications: 20 Questions Directors should ask about Risk and 20 Questions Directors should ask about Internal Audit.

About Betty

Betty J. Simkins, Ph. D., is the Williams Companies Chair of Business and Professor of Finance at Oklahoma State University's (OSU) Spears School of Business. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Financial Management Association and the Eastern Finance Association. Dr. Simkins has published more than 60 articles in leading journals. Her current research focuses on enterprise risk management.

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