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Many boards find themselves under both greater scrutiny from regulators, shareholders, media and analysts and expectations for improved governance and risk management. And more effective boards are looking closely at their organizations ' of emphasis on risk management practices, strategies, processes and approaches. Effective Boards also put in place comprehensive and forward - looking foundationbeginning with Risk oversight and including Risk culture, Risk Appetite, maturity assessments, alignment of Risk, strategy and disclosure, note Henry Ristuccia, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and global leader, Governance, Risk and Compliance Services, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu limit. Six actions can help boards take broader approach to risk managementencompassing both value protection and value creation. Using these steps, directors can steer their organizations toward understanding of risk management not as separate or standalone issue, but as integral component of everything Board considers. As risk is intrinsic to conduct of business, it is essential consideration in every decision and activity, says Maureen Bujno, director of Deloitte LLPs Center for Corporate Governance. Effective Risk Oversight Process Helps Board Determine That Organization Has System In Place For Identifying, Evaluating, Prioritizing, Managing And Adapting To Critical Risks. This process begins with distinct demarcation of Boards roles and responsibilities, which includes assuring that management defines Risk Governance infrastructure, positions Risk as priority for organization, and initiating Risk management communications and activities. Process May Be Further Improved When Boards Work With Management To Map Risk Oversight Responsibilities To Specific Board Committees And Create Mechanisms For Board Committees To Collaborate On Risk - Related Activities. Boards also insist on clear, periodic reports on risk - related activities, including trends and assumptions, and position themselves to oversee significant, strategic and enterprise - wide risks. In addition, Board members should be satisfied that, regardless of process, CEO takes ultimate responsibility for risk management and that specific risks and activities are assigned to appropriate members of management team. Risk - aware culture should be reflected in employees ' general and behavior toward risk. It is key indicator of how risk is managed within organization, and how widely its risk management policies and practices have been adopt. Embed in day - to - day practices, Risk - culture covers all activities and is influenced by organizations ' incentives, management systems and behavioral norms. It helps organization achieve its mission and strategic objectives; it is communicated by leadership; and it promotes strong risk management, transparency and accountability. Boards can help cultivate risk - aware culture by building environment in which employees are comfortable challenging others, including authority figures, and people who are being challenged respond positively. In addition, board should establish safe / zones for those reporting potential issues. It is also critical that boards provide right tone on top to promote ownership, accountability, transparency and collaboration and encourage management to create processes to continuously improve organizations ' risk culture.

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Effective Risk Governance

Boards Risk Oversight responsibilities derive primarily from State law fiduciary duties, Federal and State laws and regulations, stock exchange listing requirements certain established best practices, both domestic and worldwide. Delaware courts have taken lead in formulating National legal standards for Directors duties for Risk management. Under Caremark line of cases, these courts have held that Directors can be liable for failure of Board Oversight only where there is sustained or systemic failure of Board to exercise oversightsuch as utter failure to attempt to assure reasonable information and reporting system exist, noting that this is demanding test. In re Caremark International Inc. Derivative Litigation, 698. 2d 959 971. Delaware Court of Chancery decisions since Caremark have expanded upon holding, while reaffirming its fundamental standard. Plaintiffs in in E Citigroup Inc. Shareholder Derivative Litigation, decided in 2009, alleges that defendant Directors of Citigroup had breached their fiduciary duties by not properly monitoring and managing Business Risks that Citigroup faced from subprime mortgage securities, and by ignoring alleged red flags that consist primarily of press reports and events indicating worsening conditions in and credit markets. Court Dismisses These Claims, Reaffirming Extremely High Burden Plaintiffs Face In Bringing Claim For Personal Director Liability For Failure To Monitor Business Risk And That Sustained Or Systemic Failure To Exercise Oversight Is Needed To Establish Lack Of Good Faith That Is Necessary Condition To Liability. In in re Goldman Group, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, decided in October 2011, Court dismissed claims against Directors of Goldman Sachs based on allegations that they failed to properly oversee companies alleged excessive risk taking in subprime mortgage securities market and caused reputational damage to company by hedging risks in manner that conflicted with interests of its clients. Chief among plaintiffs ' allegations was that Goldman Sachs compensation structure, as overseen by Board of Directors, incentivized management to take on ever riskier investments with benefits that inure to management but with risks of those actions falling to shareholders. In dismissing plaintiffs ' Caremark claims, court reiterated that, in absence of red flags, manner in which company evaluates risks involved with giving business decision is protected by business judgment rules and will not be second - guessed by judges. In 2017 decision dismissing Caremark claims, O klahoma F ir E F ig ht E R S Pension & Retirement System v. Corbat, Court emphasized that Directors can only be held liable for failure to act in face of red flags where inaction suggests not merely inattention, but actual scienter. In other words, conduct must imply that directors are knowingly acting for reasons other than best interest of corporation.

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Risk Governance Framework

International Risk Governance Council Has Developed Risk Governance Framework Whose Purpose Is To Help Policy Makers, Regulators And Risk Managers Both Understand Concept Of Risk Governance And Apply IT To Their Handling Of Risks. Irgcs Risk Governance Framework Is Comprehensive Approach To Help Understand, Analyse And Manage Important Risk Issues For Which There Are Deficits In Risk Governance Structures And Processes. Framework Comprises Five Link Phases, Including Pre - Assessment, Appraisal, Characterisation And Evaluation, Management, And Communication. These interlinked phases provide means to gain thorough understanding of risk and to options for dealing with IT. Irgc Risk Governance Framework Can Contribute To Development Of More Inclusive And Effective Risk Governance Strategies. Report Calls For Improved Governance To Clarify, Classify And Confront Emerging Systemic Risks.

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