Edward Robertson

ERM books selected as university course texts

[originally published 2016-12-14] Solving the Enterprise Risk Management Puzzle: Secrets to Successful Implementation and companion volume Enterprise Risk Management Tools and Templates were selected as course texts for Laval University’s ERM course (ASR-4004 Gestion intégrée des risques en entreprise). These are not thick tomes costing hundreds. They are concise and practical. Tools and Templates is being offered …

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ERM Helps Solve Chronic Business Problems

[300 words, edited, originally published 2017-08-12] Enterprise risk management — correctly implemented — has an immediate practical benefit: to enable the solution of chronic business problems. That might sound surprising, as many conceive of ERM as a compliance exercise, with purported eventual benefits, such as reduced volatility and lowering the cost of capital. But value should …

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Enterprise Risk Management and Board of Directors

[400 words, edited, originally published 2018-11-24] What is the role of the Board of Directors with regard to Enterprise Risk Management? I addressed the Board members of Island Health, our local health authority, in the fall of 2018 to answer this question. The Board had already been given advice by the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of …

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Enterprise Risk Management – Busting Myths Part 2

EPISODE SUMMARY What are common misconceptions that can block success in your Enterprise Risk Management program? Your host Edward Robertson has a list of ERM myths, observed over several years’ experience as practitioner and educator. We continue our discussion with explanations and examples. For each point, we will give you the practical take-away to apply …

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Enterprise Risk Management: Busting Myths – part 1

EPISODE SUMMARYWhat are common misconceptions that can block success in your Enterprise Risk Management program? Your host Edward Robertson has a list of ERM myths, observed over several years’ experience as practitioner and educator. For each point, we will give you the practical take-away to apply in your risk management program. SHOW NOTES Introduction In …

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Is Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Dead?

EPISODE SUMMARY Podcast launch! Is Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) dead? There is a striking disconnect between the unprecedented need for ERM to be “instilled into the corporate DNA” (former President Lloyd’s of London) and lacklustre risk manager survey results.  Let’s explore why ERM is broken, and how to fix it. SHOW NOTES Introduction Welcome to …

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