Demystifying Risk Appetite

The Conference Board of Canada, September 18, 2019
Recorded Webinar
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Few concepts have caused more confusion and debate among Enterprise Risk Management practitioners than risk appetite. From varying definitions to wildly different approaches portrayed as “best practice,” we are a long way from consensus on what risk appetite really means.

Webinar Highlights

In this comprehensive 90-minute recorded session, Rob Quail describes an approach to understanding and developing an organization’s risk appetite. He focuses on the fundamental question of: What is our organization’s appetite for taking risk and how this is aligned with strategic objectives, values, ethics and decision-making. He enhances the conversation by discussing the various roles of the Board, CEO, CRO management and stakeholders. Lastly, he explores how risk appetite is implemented, monitored and controlled.

About Rob

Photo of Rob QuailRob Quail is a noted consultant, author, facilitator and lecturer on the subject of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Together with John Fraser, Rob established the Enterprise Risk Management processes, tools and methodologies at Hydro One Networks Inc. that are today widely regarded as best-practice. He has successfully applied ERM methodologies to a broad range of business problems and challenges, including acquisitions, outsourcing, downsizing, large-scale IT projects, labour disruption, regulatory compliance, major construction project management, strategic planning, and capital investment. Rob is a regular lecturer on ERM at York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre and has been a featured lecturer at Harvard Business School and Carleton University. Rob was a contributing author to two leading Wiley textbooks on Enterprise Risk Management.

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