What we do
We help organisations get to grips with the business and compliance risks that they face whether they be legal, financial, procedural, environmental or social responsibility oriented.
The business areas that we offer risk management services for are:
Governance, Risk and Compliance - enabling the organistion to gain control and visibility of all areas that come under the general umbrella of GRC, including financial elements such as the US Sarbanes-Oxley and UK Combined Code on Corporate Governance regulations
FCPA/UK Bribery Act/OECD* - protecting the organisation against potential corrupt practices and related allegations
Contracts - managing the lifecycle of contracts to protect the organisation without compromising commercial versatility
FRCP & ESI - controlling the location and authenticity of legally discoverable electronically stored information
Records & Assets - removing uncertainty over record and asset location, authenticity and accountability
Email - protecting against the risk of inadvertant/inappropriate communications via email and tracking historic information
Typically in large multinational corporations, there is inadequate visibility of overall exposure to business and compliance risks. Additionally, there is often a reliance on individuals at the National or Business Unit levels to identify and manage the risks, usually to differing standards and recording levels. The major problem is that there are usually no common processes or tools in place to achieve this, ‘common’ being the operative word here. The consolidation of business and compliance management activities is therefore often difficult to achieve whilst at the same time that there is increasing pressure from international legislatures for more and more transparent accountability.
It seems to many CEOs to be an intractable ... and potentially very expensive ... problem. That’s where we can step in.
Using our experience we undertake highly focused projects that audit specific organisational environment or process-flows to identify the risks that exist. Then we set out a complete blueprint for delivering a comprehensive risk management solution, including the system architecture, lexicon, business processes and hierarchies, and all business rules. And it's done very quickly ... without the bureaucracy of a large report-writing management consultancy.
Written down like this it sounds simple. It isn’t. But we’ve developed the tools, processes, techniques and delivery team to make it thorough and effective whilst achieving an ‘astonishing’ speed of delivery.
Once we’ve completed our work, the client will have a risk management solution that will:
- Be predictive
- Provide information in real time
- Digitise processes and procedures
- Enable processes and procedures to be flexible and easily changed
- Enable the board and management to update business rules
- Provide a clear and thorough audit
- Enable cross-platform compatibility & communications
If you want to know more about how we can help your organisation quickly overcome critical business risks in any of these areas, just give us a call.
*OECD's Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions 1997