Governance and Risk Management

Competency map - section on Governance and risk managementFor example:

Identifying risks and opportunities to the business from external expectations
Establishing effective governance structures to support CR
Designing proactive risk mitigation and response strategies

What are your Desired Business Outcomes?

  1. A clear governance structure for CR

  2. Achieving appropriate accountability for the governance of CR

  3. Present and future social and environmental risks are evaluated

  4. Continuous improvement

Select an outcome, and then browse the Knowledge, Behaviours and Resources to help you overcome the associated challenges.

1. A clear governance structure for CR.

Challenges

Knowledge and understanding

  • Convincing senior managers and the board of the importance of good governance and risk management for CR activities

  • Setting up effective committees

  • Securing CR on board agendas

  • Understands the strategic relevance of the organisation's CR activity

  • Understands organisational culture and politics

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Behaviours

Resources

Collaboration

Influence

Organisational awareness

Strategic

BITC course

CR Risk and Materiality

External resources

The Governance of Corporate Responsibility - A Doughty Centre 'How to" Guide

The Doughty Centre "Guide to Guides" (Pages 10-11)

 

 

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2. Achieving appropriate accountability for the governance of CR

The appropriate people are responsible and accountable for the governance of CR.

Challenges

Knowledge and understanding

  • Convincing senior managers and the board of the importance of driving CR from the very top of the organisation

  • Achieving a shared understanding of what CR means amongst those responsible for governance

  • Understands organisational culture and politics

  • Knowledge of external good practice

  • Understands how to coach and train others

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Behaviours

Resources

Collaboration

Engages others

Influence

Organisational awareness

BITC course

CR Risk and Materiality

External resources

The Governance of Corporate Responsibility - A Doughty Centre 'How to" Guide

The Doughty Centre "Guide to Guides" (Pages 10-11)

 

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3. Present and future social and environmental risks are evaluated

Present and future social and environmental risks are evaluated and quantified in a way that can easily be embedded in business decision making.

Challenges

Knowledge and understanding

  • External and internal factors constantly changing the shape of the business

  • Persuading sceptics to share the business challenges they face and treat CR issues as collective risks

  • Identifying and quantifying the risk associated with business activities which have an impact on CR

  • Understands the social and environmental risks and how to measure them

  • Gathering research and understanding external pressures and how they may affect the business

  • Knowledge of internal risk management process

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Behaviours

Resources

Communication

Data Gathering and Analysis

Operational

Strategic

Technical Expertise

BITC course

CR Risk and Materiality

External resources

The Governance of Corporate Responsibility - A Doughty Centre 'How to" Guide

The Doughty Centre "Guide to Guides" (Pages 10-11)

 

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4. Continuous improvement

A structure is in place which promotes continuous improvement and supports the delivery of CR strategy.

Challenges

Knowledge and understanding

  • Breaking down silos to achieve a consistent approach to CR amongst different departments and divisions

  • Persuading sceptics to share the business challenges they face and treat CR issues as collective risks

  • Identifying and quantifying the risk associated with business activities which have an impact on CR

  • Understands organisational culture and politics

  • Knowledge of external good practice

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Behaviours

Resources

Achievement

Collaboration

Engages others

Influence

Organisational awareness

BITC course

CR Risk and Materiality

External resources

The Governance of Corporate Responsibility - A Doughty Centre 'How to" Guide

The Doughty Centre "Guide to Guides" (Pages 10-11)

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