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Practical Enterprise Risk Management

Practical Enterprise Risk Management

How to Optimize Business Strategies Through Managed Risk Taking

Liz Taylor

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Embed ERM into your organization, reach strategic goals and take more managed risks with this comprehensive overview of enterprise risk management.

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About the book

Practical Enterprise Risk Management addresses the real need for organizations to take more managed risks in order to maximize business strategies and achieve long term goals. Based on ISO 31000 and applying current best practice, it provides templates and examples that can be adapted for any industry. Breaking down the theory on enterprise risk management, it helps you see risk as both an opportunity and a threat whilst giving you guidance on how to implement it. It provides models for Risk Adjusted Return on Capital to evaluate R.O.I and measure performance, advice on emergent risks, as well as best practice and advice on risk communication, transparency and protecting the brand.

Including a comprehensive overview of risk management responsibilities for boards, Practical Enterprise Risk Management lifts the lid on the whole process, helping you to embed ERM into your organization, reach your goals and take more, and more effective, managed risks.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: About enterprise risk management;
    • Chapter - 03: Risk as an opportunity/threat to objectives and value drivers;
    • Chapter - 04: Implementing an ERM programme;
    • Chapter - 05: Risk attitude, risk propensity and risk appetite;
    • Chapter - 06: ERM culture, blame, boundaries and elephants in the room;
    • Chapter - 07: Embedding and integrating ERM;
    • Chapter - 08: Maturity in enterprise risk management;
    • Chapter - 09: Resilience and sustainable habits;
    • Chapter - 10: Learning and communication;
    • Chapter - 11: Conformance, performance, roles, responsibilities and regulations;
    • Chapter - 12: Deliverables from quantitative ERM approaches;
    • Chapter - 13: Simple, elegant ERM tools for senior management;
    • Chapter - 14: ERM and performance management synergies;
    • Chapter - 15: The key strategic questions for senior management and boards to ask themselves


From the foreword:

Liz sets out to cover everything one needs to know to develop and apply broad business-focused, or enterprise, risk management (ERM) in a very practical and easily comprehensible way.

Steve Fowler, Principal, Amarreurs Consulting

From the foreword:

Having read very many of the significant books on risk management, Liz Taylor's Practical Enterprise Risk Management is undoubtedly the best that I have come across so far. Contemporary, comprehensive and current in its content, the book deals amply with the risks relating to corporate governance, conduct risk and personal ethics as part of risk culture and measurement of 'maturity' of an organization's ERM.

Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, Regional Head, UK, State Bank of India

A well-crafted guide to enterprise risk management (ERM). Taylor examines the crucial role ERM can play, how to embed it into your organization, and how to take more managed risks. Liz Taylor's 35 years of experience as a practitioner in ERM comes across in every page. Practical Enterprise Risk Management is comprehensive and practical. It is a collection of everything one needs to know to develop and apply ERM. Each chapter includes figures, tables, and case studies, further making this book a real resource in ERM.
Nikki Lazenby and Chloe Tuck, Internal Auditing

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749470531
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd June 2014
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x157
  • 328 pages

About the Author

Liz Taylor is a highly regarded practitioner in Enterprise Risk Management industries, with 35 years experience. She was formerly Chief Executive of ALARM (the Forum for Risk Management in the Public Sector), Senior Vice President for Marsh Europe and winner of Europe-wide Risk Management of the year. Currently running her own training and consulting company, Liz Taylor Risk Consulting, she is a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management as well as the Business Continuity Institute.

Liz Taylor