Four Impactful Risk Reporting Presentations to Maximize Board Engagement

Last Updated: April 14, 2024

The Dual Goals of Risk Management Reporting

Risk management is a complex and crucial aspect of organizational governance. Its reporting serves two primary purposes: aligning risks and activities with strategic objectives and demonstrating the effectiveness of enterprise risk management (ERM) programs. Risk managers, the unsung heroes of organizations, possess a unique ability to navigate vast amounts of data to ensure optimal business performance. Boards rely on risk managers to keep them informed as we discussed in our last blog post, “Bridging the Gap: How Risk Managers Empower Boards.”

However, conveying this information effectively to the Board requires finesse and strategic presentation. Let’s delve into four presentations that achieve just that.

Dashboard 1: Metrics Progress

This dashboard provides a visual representation of risk tolerance evolution over time, highlighting priority risks. By standardizing risk assessments and associating values with risks, organizations can gauge their risk tolerance indexes. This enables proactive risk management, ensuring risks are addressed before they exceed tolerance levels.

LogicManager Metrics Progress ERM Dashboard

Dashboard 2: Root Cause

Offering an objective, enterprise-wide view, this dashboard utilizes heat maps to pinpoint critical issues across the organization. By identifying root causes and assessing risks holistically, it facilitates informed decision-making and resource allocation. For example, by analyzing risks related to strategic imperatives like cash flow predictability, organizations can prioritize mitigation efforts effectively.

Root Cause ERM Dashboard

Dashboard 3: Enterprise View

Organizing risks by strategic imperatives, this dashboard provides a contextualized overview for senior executives. It enables drill-down analysis, empowering the Board to identify key risk areas and allocate resources accordingly. By aligning risk information with strategic objectives, this presentation enhances board understanding and drives actionable insights.

Enterprise View ERM Dashboard Heatmap

Dashboard 4: ERM Progress

This dashboard tracks key measures to validate and monitor the progress of ERM programs. From the total number of risks identified to their mitigation status, it offers insights into program effectiveness and risk coverage. By demonstrating the evolution of risk management efforts over time, organizations can instill confidence in their ERM initiatives.

ERM Progress Dashboard

Enhancing Board Presentations with ERM

In summary, effective risk management reporting to the Board requires a two-fold approach: aligning risks with strategic objectives and demonstrating ERM program effectiveness. Collaboration between risk managers and process owners is crucial for accurate and forward-looking risk information. To deepen your understanding and refine your presentation skills, download LogicManager’s comprehensive ebook, “Presenting ERM to the Board.” Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of risk management and steer your organization towards resilience and prosperity in the See-Through Economy.

Free eBook: Presenting ERM to the Board

Learn how to effectively present your enterprise risk management (ERM) program to the Board, covering topics from prioritizing risks to quantifying their impact, in this step-by-step guide.

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