Risk Tolerance in Non-Financial Contexts

2011-11-13 / Uncategorized / 3 Comments

risk-toleranceDefinitions of risk tolerance can border on the absurd, showing a slavish adoption of financial terminology where it makes no sense.

The degree of risk tolerance, whether at the individual or organizational level, describes whether you are relatively:
1) risk-averse (risk avoiding) in exchange for a degree of certainty regarding the reward in question; or
2) risk-seeking, (accepting of risk) in exchange for the chance of higher gains.
These orientations towards uncertainty can be expressed quantitatively and qualitatively.
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Enterprise Risk Management Tools & Templates – pdf/print/ebook

toolstemplatescover-blogERM Tools & Templates – 2nd edition

[UPDATE] Enterprise Risk Management Tools and Templates is now available on Amazon, in both print and ebook formats. process. In this companion volume to the main text Solving the Enterprise Risk Management Puzzle: Secrets to Successful Implementation, I give 17 tools and templates in full colour, 8.5” x 11” size.

Demand is especially strong for a sample risk register, properly formulated risk statements, and an environmental scan template.

 


Table of Contents
:

I PLANNING and GOVERNANCE
01. ERM and Core Risk Management Process
02. ERM – Organizational Preparedness
03. Complete Organizational Planning Process
04. Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

II PREPARING RISK ASSESSMENT
05. Environmental Scan
06. Stakeholder Analysis
07. Context Paper
08. Risk ID and Assessment Session – Agenda

III RISK IDENTIFICATION
09. Risk Register
10. Enterprise Risk Categories
11. Risk Statements

IV RISK ASSESSMENT
12. Probability-Severity or Likelihood-Consequence
13. Heat Map

V REVIEW and REPORT
14. Risk Tolerance
15. Risk Management Plan: Report to the Board

VI SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS
16. Weighted Multi-Criteria Selection Tool
17. ERM Maturity Matrix based on Carnegie-Mellon method

The document will take the form of text, spreadsheets and diagrams, and be accompanied by explanatory notes — it aims to answer needs among risk managers.

[UPDATE: 2nd EDITION EXPANDED TO 17 ITEMS – 07 October 2016]

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