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Thumbnail of report coverBuilding Solutions for Canada’s Future: Summary Report of the Canadian Privacy Summit 2017

What is the right formula for protecting privacy and data collection? This report summarizes privacy issues, as expressed at the Canadian Privacy Summit 2017.

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Cybersecurity and Legal Compliance: How to Strike a Balance

Organizations need to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to be compliant with regulations as well as be able to react to cyber attacks in real time. This webinar will touch on four key steps that organizations can take to effectively respond to these dual requirements.

Beware Ransomware: Learning from the University of Calgary Ransomware Case

This past year, The University of Calgary was victim to a ransomware attack, for which it paid $20,000 in order to regain access to their own organizational data. This webinar will detail the lessons learned from the situation, and how it has changed organizational culture within the university.


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Demystifying Risk Appetite

Few concepts have caused more confusion and debate among Enterprise Risk Management practitioners than risk appetite. From varying definitions to wildly different approaches portrayed as “best practice,” we are a long way from consensus on what risk appetite really means.

Live Webinar | September 2019 | The Conference Board of Canada

Crowdsourcing CSR: A New Way to Engage Your Stakeholders

Businesses are faced with a new era of activism. Employees are wanting to work for organizations that reflect their individual values. Customers are looking to purchase from brands they trust. And investors are supporting companies that can sustainably drive profits from purpose-driven initiatives. These voices are growing in numbers and volume and can have significant influence on business behavior and decisions. A challenge? Perhaps. But when looked at from an opportunity’s perspective, encouraging stakeholder engagement can drive greater business impact. A potential solution? Crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is most commonly known for its use in fundraising and task delegation. But what about leveraging this model to gather feedback and information from your business’ stakeholders? In this 60-minute discussion we will explore the opportunity of crowdsourcing to drive company culture, inform company strategies, and impact decision-making related to corporate social and responsibility and sustainability.

Live Webinar | September 2019 | The Conference Board of Canada

Risk Watch: Thought Leadership in Risk—Spring 2019

Risk Watch presents original articles by global thinkers and practitioners on risk management and related matters. Authors express opinions and insights about the world of risk and provide practical applications to address risk challenges.

Report | 34 pages | June 2019 | The Conference Board of Canada

L’état de la GRE au Canada: enquête d’étalonnage

L’étude comparative de la gestion du risque d’entreprise (GRE) a pour but d’évaluer l’état de la GRE au Canada et de fournir une base de référence pour les pratiques de gestion du risque dans les organisations canadiennes.

Rapport | 73 pages | May 2019 | Susan Côté-Freeman | Le Conference Board du Canada

The State of ERM in Canada: A Benchmarking Study

The purpose of the enterprise risk management (ERM) benchmarking study is to assess the state of ERM in Canada and to provide a baseline for risk management practices in Canadian organizations.

Report | 77 pages | April 2019 | Susan Côté-Freeman | The Conference Board of Canada

The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report – Fresh Insights into the 2019 Edition

Every year the World Economic Forum unveils its flagship Global Risks Report at its world-famous Summit in Davos, Switzerland. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Aengus Collins, the World Economic Forum’s Head of Global Risk, present the highlights of the 2019 edition of the Global Risks Report. The Global Risks Report draws on experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing systemic risks the world is facing. The World Economic Forum has been analyzing risk at the global level since 2006 showcasing the interconnectedness of risks and their impact on our world. Last year’s report focused on key issues such as environmental degradation, cybersecurity breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions as well as potential future shocks. The 2019 report promises to be as relevant and hard-hitting in these tumultuous times. Founded in 1971, the World Economic Forum “engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.”

Recorded Webinar | February 2019 | The Conference Board of Canada

Risk Watch: Thought Leadership in Risk—Autumn 2018

This biannual journal presents original articles by global thinkers and practitioners on risk management and related matters. Authors express opinions and insights about the world of risk and provide practical applications to address risk challenges.

Report | 30 pages | November 2018 | The Conference Board of Canada

Communicating Risk to Executives: Five Steps for Success

If you are a risk manager and struggling to get the full attention of executives in your organization, this webinar is for you! In a context of rapid and unpredictable change, managing risks has become more important than ever. Executives understand this but with so many competing priorities and time pressures, they may not always give risk conversations the required attention.Given these constraints, it is extremely important for a risk management professional to understand exactly how to zero in on the risk message that matters to the busy executive and deliver that message effectively.

Recorded Webinar | June 2018 | The Conference Board of Canada

EU Circular Economy Package: A Challenging Yet Important Impulse

Corporate boards should be aware of the European Commission’s concepts of “recycle, repair and re-use” and waste avoidance, which are central to its Circular Economy Package.

Director Notes | 18 pages | May 2018 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Risk Watch: Thought Leadership in Risk—Spring 2018

This triannual journal presents original articles by global thinkers and practitioners on risk management and related matters. Authors express opinions and insights about the world of risk and provide practical applications to address risk challenges.

Report | 28 pages | April 2018 | The Conference Board of Canada

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Upcoming Events

October 3–4, 2018
Council for Chief Privacy Officers
Edmonton, Alberta 

October 10–11, 2018
Council for Chief Privacy Officers
Montreal, Quebec

November 7–8, 2018
Council for Security Executives
Montreal, Quebec


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