Companies need useful information to stay abreast, if not ahead, of critical issues looming on the horizon and to prepare for potential opportunities and adverse scenarios. The third annual Executive Perspectives on Top Risks survey
, published by Protiviti and North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative last month, provides just such intelligence. Globally, more than 275 board members and executives from a variety of industries participated in the survey. Each participant was asked to rate 27 risks of macroeconomic, strategic and operational nature and assess their potential impact over the next year.
Top issues? Regulatory scrutiny, economic uncertainty, and cyberthreats—not a great surprise.