10 Sources of Emerging Thinking on Risk Management

May 2009 Issue

As a risk management practitioner, l want to stay up-to-date on the latest advances in the field. Yet I sometimes find myself, like many risk professionals, unaware of great sources of risk information because they are outside of my existing network or professional discipline.

So I was delighted when a recent conversation with one of this E-Zine’s subscribers, Felix Kloman, netted me four sources of high quality thinking on risk. It inspired me to update the Reading List on the Resources page of the Risk Wise website with the following newsletters which are all available electronically at no cost:

  1. Conscious Chief Executives. In this free E-Zine, Steven Bowman provides chief executives and senior leaders of nonprofit organizations with regular updates on issues and insights related to leadership, governance, strategy and risk.
  2. IRMA. The Informal Risk Management Association (IRMA) is a free e-digest service moderated by Mike Murphy of the Ontario Public Service. Members from around the world receive periodic emails with risk management resources of interest to public sector risk analysts and managers.
  3. Nonprofit Risk Management Centre e-news. This free e-newsletter is published twice a month by Melanie Lockwood Herman and is a source for tools, advice and training to help people in nonprofits to control risk so they can focus on their missions.
  4. Risk Doctor Network. David Hillson provides regular email briefings on current issues in best practice risk management. It's free and most briefings are available in English, French, German, Spanish, (Brazilian) Portuguese, (Traditional) Chinese, Farsi (Persian) and Russian.
  5. Risk Management Made Simple. Edited by Diana Del Bel Belluz, this free on-line newsletter provides executives and managers with tips on how to implement systematic risk management.
  6. Risk Management Review. Published 2-3 times per year by the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania, this free newsletter provides updates on the Center's research and activities to promote effective corporate and public policies for low-probability events with potentially catastrophic consequences.
  7. Risk Premia. This is the quarterly newsletter for members of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) whose mission is to provide a free and open forum for the promotion of sound risk management standards and practices globally.
  8. Risk & Regulation. This is the bi-annual magazine of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) which is part of the London School of Economics' Economic & Social Research Council. It’s free and includes articles by leading scholars and practitioners that feature links to other relevant items, events, and publications produced by CARR.
  9. What needs to go right. In this blog, Bill Sharon explores the difference between risk management and compliance and the principles of managing strategy rather than fear.
  10. Your favourite on-line newsletter. Please send me your suggestions for other risk management newsletters that should be included in the Reading List posted on the Risk Wise website.

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Diana's Pick

The Neuroscience of Enterprise Risk Management (written by Diana Del Bel Belluz of Risk Wise) expores findings from the field of neuroscience and shares practical tips on how to apply them to enhance individuals' risk management thinking and implement brain-friendly ERM practices in organizations.

The article was published by The Conference Board of Canada in the Autumn 2017 issue of the journal Risk Watch.