Enterprise Risk Management: S&P Enhancement White Paper
Standard & Poor's (S&P) announcement provides a timely opportunity for effected companies to conduct an objective, third-party review of their ERM programs prior to the official S&P risk management reviews. Senior management of S&P-rated companies needs to demonstrate an ability to incorporate risk information as a part of the strategic decision-making process in order to score well on the S&P ERM assessment. Addressing organization's state of preparedness for the impending S&P ERM review could potentially drive meaningful financial benefits including a reduced cost of servicing debt, improved access to capital and the cost of capital, and increased investor confidence. Aon's ERM consulting practice offers all clients, whether rated or not, an array of services that provide tangible value within the company and with external stakeholders.