Executive Briefings

You Know Governance/Risk Management/Compliance Is Important, But Can You Define It?

Financial executives may wonder about all the fuss surrounding "GRC," or governance, risk management, and compliance. Is it just a repackaging by consultants and software vendors that brings together risk and compliance management? Why does everyone have a different definition of GRC, and if it is actually important, how do we know our GRC processes are effective?

The answers to these questions are not straightforward, but  the definition of GRC that makes most business sense is the one developed by the Open Compliance and Ethics Group. It adds value by helping understand the real-life problems that can inhibit the delivery of optimized value by an organization. It discusses risk management and compliance within the context of governance, and when it talks about GRC it is talking about all the processes within an organization that have to function effectively to ensure optimized, sustainable, agile, long-term, compliant, and responsible performance.

The processes include effective board operations, performance management, and other aspects of organizational governance together with risk management, compliance, and internal audit - with the shared objective of delivering sustained, ethical, optimized value to stakeholders.

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Keywords: supply chain risk management, supply chain management, compliance with government business regulations

The answers to these questions are not straightforward, but  the definition of GRC that makes most business sense is the one developed by the Open Compliance and Ethics Group. It adds value by helping understand the real-life problems that can inhibit the delivery of optimized value by an organization. It discusses risk management and compliance within the context of governance, and when it talks about GRC it is talking about all the processes within an organization that have to function effectively to ensure optimized, sustainable, agile, long-term, compliant, and responsible performance.

The processes include effective board operations, performance management, and other aspects of organizational governance together with risk management, compliance, and internal audit - with the shared objective of delivering sustained, ethical, optimized value to stakeholders.

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Keywords: supply chain risk management, supply chain management, compliance with government business regulations