We can’t predict the future, but we can help control its impact.
We take a broad approach to help you identify, evaluate and treat risks across your entire organization. This expanded view of risk leads to greater organizational innovation and agility, giving you the ability to respond to opportunities as they emerge. We help organizations look at risk and uncertainty strategically as part of an organization’s overall mission, rather than through a more traditional, segregated functional approach. This helps organizations both preserve the value they have already created and create new value and innovation as risks are understood and measured.
All organizations exist to achieve particular objectives. The purpose of ERM is to help manage any barriers to success while helping you take advantage of emerging opportunities. ERM is a coordinated effort to direct and control all activities related to risk. It defines risk as “the effect of uncertainty on objectives.” It therefore ties risk management to what is most important to the organization, such as its mission and goals. The responsibility for managing risk is spread across the organization to those who have accountability and authority – risk owners. In this way, ERM makes the most effective use of existing resources.
A fully implemented ERM program creates efficiencies across all operations, as risks are identified, prioritized and managed. Studies have shown that ERM programs increase management accountability, enhance governance practices, and support better decisions. Activation of ERM makes sure that you are “paying attention to the right stuff” as well as creating a culture that is more risk aware.
We can work with any standard in our engagements; however, the Gallagher ERM Practice normally patterns our consulting around ISO 31000. ISO 31000 is the only international risk management standard and is designed to be scalable and tailored to serve any size organization and any industry. The leader of our ERM practice has been a risk management delegate representing the US in the international standards-making process since 2008.
Our team provides end-to-end ERM implementation support. Our solutions include project planning, the development of effective governance and risk communication structures, and the execution of detailed risk identification, evaluation, and prioritization processes. We have significant experience providing training on ERM concepts and practices for a variety of organizations. Our team is sought-after presenters for national conferences of many industry groups.
With a network of over 30,000 professionals, Gallagher offers you a deep bench of expertise across your organization’s entire spectrum of risk. The ERM Practice taps into Gallagher’s significant professional resources and subject matter experts, including niche practice leaders and specialists in cyber and business continuity.