Risk management must be driven by understanding of what is good for corporate: Ex-chairman Sebi
- Risk management must be driven by the understanding of what is good for the corporate, said M Damodaran, Chairperson, Excellence Enablers and former Chairman, Sebi.
- FICCI-GRMI Model Risk Code is a toolkit to sensitise senior officials and corporate boards on risk assessment and mitigation processes.
- The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) mandates that the top 1000 companies listed must have risk management procedures.
AdvertisementRisk management must be driven by the understanding of what is good for the corporate, said M Damodaran, Chairperson, Excellence Enablers and former Chairman, Sebi."The success of the risk code will be when people look at it, not as a direction or something that is mandated, but as the distilled wisdom of persons in corporate India and see how to apply that to their own corporate," the former chairman said at the release of the FICCI -- GRMI Model Risk Code on Friday.
FICCI-GRMI Model Risk Code is a toolkit to sensitise senior officials and corporate boards on risk assessment and mitigation processes.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) mandates that the top 1000 companies listed must have risk management procedures. However, while releasing the Model Code, Damodaran said risk management could be a voluntary exercise for others. "I am not a great believer in something being drafted into law", he said, adding, "if they don't see the value, it might end up as one more tick box," but whether it will add to corporate well-being is suspect. "Don't mandate because mandating comes with a cost".
In this context, he added, the Model Risk Code addresses entities of all sizes, including non-listed and private entities and can be of great significance in building risk maturity, should they choose to draw upon the Code. "This code will support boards as accountability increases with each passing day," he said.
During the launch ceremony,
Subhashis Nath, Founder and CEO - GRMI, former Senior Vice President and Service Line Leader for Enterprise Risk and Compliance, Genpact, said there was a significantly increased expectation from the corporate world, which requires corporate India to be more resilient, agile, and future proof. He added, "the model risk code intends to be a playbook, a guide or toolkit, to ensure boards and CEOs have an effective enabler to embed risk into their DNA."
Anita George, Independent Director, Piramal Enterprise and former Executive Vice President and Deputy Head of CDPQ Global, said that while the risk was always there, the pace, unpredictability, volatility, and the myriad types of risks that are coming at us are making us aware that we need to have someone in the organisation who is firefighting, not just on a day-to-day basis, but more strategically.
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