Our Vision is to become Africa's leading and most respected provider of business risk management training. Our Mission is to equip clients with a source of differentiated and sustainable competitive advantage through providing quality training and advisory services at reasonable cost, while adhering to the standards and requirements of regulatory bodies.
Resolve risk to create value
Business is about creating value that is greater than the risk involved in the process. It is about managing the risk reward balance. An organisation should take the risks it can manage in order to create value, and avoid the risks it cannot control and that could destroy value.
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) provides a framework and a process to assess and treat the most important strategic, operational, and financial risks in your business. Although ERM is growing in popularity it is habitually misunderstood. ERM involves more than compliance; it is about performance and creating sustainable business value.
A mature ERM programme can be a considerable source of competitive advantage. We exist to help organisations to clarify and clearly set out the actions required to successfully implement and practice ERM.
Elements of successful ERM
Many organisations struggle to define a clear objective for their Enterprise Risk Management efforts and find it difficult to overcome the everyday challenges in implementing it successfully.
Many traditional ERM approaches that claim to “add value” to the business fall short on their claims. They are often no more than a re-hash of conventional risk management approaches with little or no connection to value. They fail to provide an adequate business case for adopting ERM.
To overcome this difficulty we have adopted the value-based ERM approach. The value-based approach is essentially a combination of ERM and value-based management, thus providing the essential connection between risk and return. Through this connection, ERM is transformed into a strategic management tool that boosts strategic planning and general business decision-making. Boards, executives, and senior management see it as a way to help them achieve their growth, value, and shareholder-return objectives. The value-based ERM approach is resolute on measuring, defending, and increasing company and shareholder value. Inherent in value-based ERM is a business case for its acceptance.
The value-based ERM approach is advanced yet practical. It helps organisations to achieve their full ERM program potential by providing a way to:
Quantify all types of risk: strategic, operational, and financial.Clearly and quantitatively define risk-appetite.Integrate ERM information into strategic, tactical, and transactional decision-making.
The benefits of ERM from a few stakeholder perspectives:
Shareholders benefit from improved risk disclosures and an increased likelihood of achieving expected returns.
Boards of Directors benefit from its clear definition of the organisation’s risk appetite, the disciplined approach to exposing overall enterprise risk, and the formal process it provides to manage risk to within risk appetite.
Executives – especially the CEO and CFO benefit from a more refined ERM approach which provides improved shock resistance, less downside volatility, and greater strategic plan integrity. This results in an increased likelihood of achieving strategic objectives.
Management benefit from significantly improved decision-making abilities. Value-based ERM:
Provides a clear methodology to manage risk exposures to within risk appetite.
Provides a powerful decision-making tool that helps to select projects with the best risk-return profile.
Supports all types of decisions, at strategic, tactical, and transactional level.
Facilitates better prioritisation of limited resources and enables management to focus on the most important risks.