Complex Chain

Work From Anywhere (WFA) – Upstream Impact of Downstream Lapses

by John Bree, Marya Roddis, Tony Manley, Bob Jones | December 9, 2020 | Business Continuity, Corporate Culture, Data & Cybersecurity

Work From Anywhere (WFA) practices: our thoughts about how to ameliorate the potential impacts   From an HR Work From Anywhere (WFA) staffing standpoint new challenges have arisen that go far beyond meeting the typical onboarding controls. Organizations at all levels of the supply chain ar ....


Framing TPRM for the C-Suite

by Sabine Zimmer | November 22, 2020 | Corporate Culture, Corporate Reporting

Third Party Risk is increasingly a topic addressed in board rooms. As Rocco Grillo (Managing Director, Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez and Marshal) notes “the C-Suite and Board members are critical to the success and effectiveness of any TPRM program.  Successful TPRM requires executive spons ....

breaking through to success

Risk Governance: Reshaping the Puzzle of Risk Management from Problem to Opportunity

by Marya Roddis | November 19, 2020 | Corporate Culture, Third Party Risk Management

The architecture of risk governance poses challenges that are daunting for even the most seasoned board risk committees and risk practitioners. “One of the most crucial elements in taking a company from good to great is somewhat paradoxical. You need executives, on the one hand, who argue and d ....

work from home

The Future of Work: Flexibility and Community Remain Key

by Sabine Zimmer | October 29, 2020 | Business Continuity, Corporate Culture

Over my lunch hour ….such as it is in the work-from-home era…..I attended the Wall Street Journal Live Journalism session on the Future of Work.  This blogpost gives a brief summary of the event and considers where The Santa Fe Group/Shared Assessments stands, or might go, with concepts offered ....

Best Practices

Best Practices For Board Risk Committees

by Sabine Zimmer | October 8, 2020 | Board of Directors, Corporate Culture, Tone at the Top

In partnership with Women Corporate Directors, The Santa Fe Group (managing entity of Shared Assessments) has explored the need for Board Risk Committees through a two-part webinar series. This blogpost describes the case for Board Risk Committees (BRC) and summarizes  the best practices for BRC ....

Fiduciary Duty Of Boards: When Bad Things Happen To Good Public Accounting Firms

by Bob Jones | July 7, 2020 | Banking and Financial Services, Corporate Culture, Fraud

Recent events point to the need to reexamine the Fiduciary Duty of Boards. Wirecard AG, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is a large, international payments processing fintech company.  On June 19th, the Wall Street Journal reported that funds totaling approximately $2.1 Billion appeared to be m ....

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