Risk oversight

Risks come in all shapes and sizes—we help boards navigate the uncertainty

Risk management involves the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks and the application of resources to minimize, control and mitigate the impact of unfortunate events on a business. It is the job of a board to oversee that their management teams have adequate risk management policies and procedures in place.

Risks vary by company, and come in all shapes and sizes. Potential risks to watch out for range from cyber breaches to product recalls to unexpected executive resignations just to name a few. And when you include third party risks like potential supply chain disruptions, environmental risks or bribery and corruption, there is a lot to be aware of on the risk landscape.

Boards play a critical role in overseeing company risk. A thoughtful approach to risk oversight can bring real value to a company and its shareholders.


Risk Oversight Series

Our Risk Oversight Series offers practical advice for directors on how they can add value when it comes to risk matters and provides a series of board actions that can be taken to help influence and oversee the culture a company adopts. The series covers topics such as:

  • The boards’ role and responsibilities relating to risk oversight
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Third-party risk
  • Risk committees
  • Crisis management

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Paula Loop

Governance Insights Center Leader, PwC US

Sharad Jain

Partner, Governance Insights Center, PwC US

Deidre Schiela

Partner, Governance Insights Center, PwC US

Paul DeNicola

Principal, Governance Insights Center, PwC US

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