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Shop Talk: Moving From Compliance to ERM

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 29, 2015

More and more companies want to build their enterprise risk management programs, particularly as emerging risks like cyber-security force their way on to board agendas—the trick is in getting from your compliance routines of today to a more coherent ERM program tomorrow.

To debate the finer points of shifting from a compliance program to ERM, Compliance Week and Workiva recently hosted 10 compliance, risk, and audit professionals in Orlando for an executive roundtable on the subject. “Risk management is not a sequence after compliance,” said Mike Rost, vice president of vertical solution strategy with Workiva. “It is its own thing, and every organization is going to come at it differently.”

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The good news: Most participants said that they are implementing ERM to some degree, even if many are still in the early stages. Some of that effort traces its origins back to compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, plus good internal auditing principles... To get the full story, subscribe now.