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Accenture: Risk management for an era of greater uncertainty

Posted: 1 October 2013


This report is the third edition of the Accenture Global Risk Management Study, first published in 2009. It is based on a quantitative survey of executives from 446 organizations carried out in 2013.

Participants came from seven industries and two public services subsectors (government administration and postal services). All respondents were C-level executives involved in risk management decisions. Surveyed respondents were from Europe (35%), North America (31%), Latin America (9%), and Asia Pacific (25%). About half the companies (46%) had annual revenues over $5 billion, and 54% between $1 billion and $5 billion. Respondents included Chief Risk Officers (CROs, 25%), Chief Executive Officers (CEOs, 20%), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs, 25%), Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs, 22%), and Chief Operating Officers
(COOs), risk controllers, and internal auditors (combined 8%).

In-depth interviews were also conducted in 2013 with senior leaders from 37 leading organizations based in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America, and across our seven focus industries and two public services subsectors. These provide supporting insights for our data-driven research, while further exploring lessons and perspectives from top organizations that are setting the pace for risk management in their sectors.

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