October 14, 2018

Reputation value rises with expectations. “Rum has not always enjoyed a high reputation….(It was) once the preserve of rough sailors and Bacardi-and-coke teenagers.”

October 14, 2018
The Economist Espresso

Rum’s “reputation has only recently risen. Now it is recognised as a rich, complex and sophisticated spirit.”

Reputation value: going forward economic benefit of stakeholder expectations.

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?