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How do global market leaders get the balance of risk and innovation right? And what role should the finance professional play?

This comprehensive roundup of the latest thinking, tools, reports, and best practices in risk and innovation will help you answer these questions and navigate this critical space.

Be sure to scroll down to see what’s available, and check back as we dive deeper into risk and innovation in the coming months.




Business leaders talk risk
Business leaders from top global companies talk about how they balance risk and innovation.

Doug Bonthrone from Coca-Cola, Priyan Fernando from American Express, Bob Laux from Microsoft and Simon Henry from Royal Dutch Shell discuss how risk and innovation can be shaped by management accountants.

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Risk reports  


A comprehensive roundup of reports, articles and opinion pieces to advance your knowledge and understanding of risk.

Managing Innovation: Harnessing the power of finance
Learn how organisations can promote innovation while maintaining a balanced approach to risk.

The Boardroom and Risk
London-based think tank Tomorrow's Company shows how boards can better understand their risk exposure and make sure their organisation is as resilient as possible.

Deloitte CFO survey - Q1 2013
A broad-based rise in business  confidence is revealed in Deloitte’s recent survey of 120 CFOs from some of the  UK’s largest businesses.

WEF Global Risks Report 2013
The World Economic Forum's Global Risks report analyses 50 global economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks and their likely impact over the next decade.

Risk Appetite and Tolerance
Guidance from the Institute of Risk Management providing practical advice on developing and implementing a risk appetite framework.

Risk Culture
Two reports offering practical guidance on developing a good risk culture from the Institute of Risk Management.

Roads to Ruin: the analysis
Risk experts AIRMIC trace the origins and explore the impact and implications of major corporate crises from the last decade.

A structured approach to Enterprise Risk Management and the requirements of ISO 31000
This Institute of Risk Management report draws together recent developments and guidance on risk management including the international standard ISO 31000.




Learn to manage risk while remaining innovative with these tools.

Communicate risks using a heat map
Show the likelihood and potential impact of risks in your organisation.

Evaluate enterprise risk management
A tool to evaluate the strength and relevance of an organisation’s existing risk oversight processes.

Evaluate enterprise risk management maturity case study
A hypothetical case study showing how the Enterprise Risk Management assessment tool can be used to assess an organisation’s approach to enterprise risk management.

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Additional resources

A comprehensive roundup of reports, articles and opinion pieces to advance your knowledge and understanding of risk.

Risk-related earnings uncertainty sparks market expansion, efficiencies
Companies are investing in efficiencies, expanding into new markets and altering risk management processes to combat the uncertainties, according to a new survey of North American finance professionals.

Millennials hold innovative businesses in high regard
Tomorrow’s business leaders are socially conscious and prefer to work in creative environments. They believe business innovation will address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, but they also say significant barriers exist to innovation, especially at large, established companies, new research shows.

Cybersecurity: 2013 is already “the year of the hack”
Emerging, relentless cybersecurity threats pose a significant danger to organizations that are unprepared to detect and deter them, according to a new global survey. Known as advanced persistent threats, these attacks are not easily deterred by traditional controls.

Companies plan to pump up enterprise risk management
New regulation and severe weather events in the past few years are driving companies around the globe to pay more attention to enterprise risk management. Find out what threats worry executives the most and how existing ERM programmes could be improved.

Risk lessons from natural disasters
Economists and businesses around the world are paying closer attention to risks related to extreme weather. New storms and statistics serve as a reminder for businesses: It’s a mistake to think that disasters only strike somewhere else, and it never hurts to plan for the worst.

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