Triple Bottom Line Risk Management: Enhancing Profit, Environmental Performance, and Community Benefits

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An innovative, new approach to risk assessment and managementthat will help you uncover countless opportunities for yourcompany

If a business wants to be sustainable in the twenty-firstcentury, it should focus on the continuous improvements andpotential opportunities that risk management offers. Written byrisk management experts, this book will provide you with thenecessary tools and guidance for the successful management ofbusiness risk so you can improve your company's triple bottomline—the social, environmental, and financial accountabilityof your business. The authors introduce the RISQUE method, whichwas specifically developed to address a diverse range of events andissues. It offers a multifaceted approach, using a rationalprocess, which will help you make informed, defensible riskmanagement decisions. You'll gain a better understanding of themethodology, assumptions, advantages, and disadvantages of thisapproach. You'll also see how the method can be applied to specificareas within your business to reduce risk and increaseopportunities. And you'll learn the necessary skills to implement arisk management process that will demonstrate commitment to triplebottom line management.

To enhance the material presented, numerous case studies areincluded that will help you understand how to:

  • Select and justify the best option for a project
  • Determine how much additional liability you'll gain through anacquisition
  • Account for nonquantifiable events
  • Understand how much your company needs to set aside for futureliabilities
  • Discover which asset management strategy gives you the bestreturn
  • Use loss of life as a measure of risk to public safety
  • Calculate and report contingent liability on your balancesheet
  • Develop an insurance strategy based on your profile ofrisk

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With the successful management of business risk, a company has thepotential to improve the triple bottom line-- the social,environmental, and financial account-ability of a business. Infact, the Institute of Chartered Accountants believes thatwell-executed risk management practices can potentially provide agreater likelihood of achieving business objectives, a lower costof capital, a better basis for strategic direction setting, andfewer sudden and unwelcome surprises.

Written by experts with a collective 60 years of consultingexperience, this book will broaden your understanding of businessrisk assessment techniques. You'll find innovative ideas that youcan use to improve your business risk assessment processes andformulate well informed risk management decisions that satisfycorporate objectives. The authors also present numerous real-worldcase studies so you can clearly see how other business managershave used a new risk characterization and assessment approach toimprove their business risk management practices.

Triple Bottom Line Risk Management introduces the RISQUE method(Risk Identification and Strategy Using Quantitative Evaluation),which can be used to assess and quantify business risks in a waythat can be proactively addressed in a company's businessmanagement strategy.

It incorporates a quantitative risk assessment process thattranslates intangible environmental and social risks into financialmeasures that can be used to develop risk treatment strategies.With this method, you'll be able to make informed, defensible, riskmanagement decisions.

As you uncover the new ideas presented in this comprehensive book,you will:
* Gain a basic understanding of the methodology, assumptions,advantages, and disadvantages of the RISQUE method
* Discover how the RISQUE method can be applied to specific areaswithin your businesses to reduce negative risk and increaseopportunities
* Learn how to implement a risk management process that willdemonstrate commitment to triple bottom line management

Focused on the needs of the business manager, Triple Bottom LineRisk Management will provide you with the tools and guidance toachieve your desired risk management outcomes.

About the Author:

ADRIAN R. BOWDEN is a Senior Principal of Business Risk Strategies,a division of URS, a global full-service corporation of planners,engineers, scientists, and program managers. He has over 25 yearsof professional consultancy experience.
MALCOLM R. LANE is a Senior Principal of Business Risk Strategiesat URS Corporation. He has over 20 years of experience inenvironmental engineering and impact assessment as well as riskassessment management.
JULIA H. MARTIN is a Principal of Business Risk Strategies at URSCorporation. She has over 15 years of experience in environmentalimpact assessment and formulation of due diligence risk managementstrategies.

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