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Blindsided or Thinking Ahead?

Risk, Regulation + Opportunity in Economy21c

 

 

 

75% of CFOs rate risk oversight process at their companies

as "very immature," "developing," or "evolving." 

Only 25% rate it as "mature" or "robust." 

—AICPA CFO Survey, April 2016

 

80% of CEOs consider over-regulation

one of the top two threats to their organization's growth prospects.

—PwC Global CEO Survey, February 2017

 

 

 

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e identify a new model for those who, with respect to risk and regulation recognition, understand not only the challenge and the burden, but also the opportunity. 

 

We begin by examining the premise that, in the world of enterprise planning, looking beyond minimum legal duty may

be the new black—examples illustrate that it is becoming essential, not just as a matter of societal responsibility or ethics, but as a matter of growing into a durable enterprise.

 

We then focus on two sets of strategies:  (a) those that help identify both legal risks and related opportunities, and (b) those that help limit impact of the risks and capitalize the opportunities in ways that strengthen business model, economics, talent and reputation. 

 

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William Devine leads the Board + Management Practice.  He is Adjunct Professor of Management at Menlo College.  He wrote The Cost of a College Touchdown:  A Story of Trustee Miscalculation (Smashwords, 2014), and Women, Men & Money (Random House, 1998).  He once coached a season of college basketball.

 

 

 

 

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