July 24, 2018

“Even companies that attain the best reputation in the eyes of stakeholders could” tell regulators, bond raters and equity markets a better risk story with insurance.

July 24, 2018
Agenda Week

“Despite the value of corporate

reputation, Kossovsky says it’s not clear that high-reputation companies are properly measuring, managing or mitigating their risks.”

Reputation risk: The peril of angry disappointed stakeholders.

Reputations are valuable strategic intangible assets. Threats to these assets⏤ enterprise reputation risks, often mislabeled “brand risks” ⏤ need to be managed, and management needs to be overseen through reputation risk governance lest reputational damage or reputational harm result in long-tailed go-forward losses in economic value and/or political power. Because these intangible risks arise from the interplay of stakeholder expectation, experiences, and media amplification, parametric insurances for intangible asset risks, for reputational value, for reputational harm, and for reputation assurance help mitigate risk by telling a simple, convincing and completely credible story of quality reputation governance to stakeholders. This story telling effect is the expressive power of insurance complementing insurance’s better known instrumental power of indemnification.

Risk management, risk financing in insurance captives, and risk transfer through reputation insurances comprise the constituent elements of a comprehensive solution. What’s your strategy?