Developing and Implementing Risk Appetite – 2022

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Denise Leung, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Angela Patel, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Risk appetite is arguably one of the most powerful tools in the ERM toolbox…and also one of the most difficult to develop and implement. Organizations often do not take enough risk in pursuit of their strategic objectives, ultimately creating an over-controlled environment and inefficient use of resources. Risk appetite empowers organizations and individuals to make decisions in alignment with the amount of risk taking an organization is willing to take in pursuit of its strategic objectives, and helps ensure that enough risk is taken. During this session we will explore how both public and private sector organizations have developed and implemented risk appetite, including approaches used, benefits to those approaches, and what’s next on the horizon.