October 18, 2018

“When reputation is treated as an enterprise-wide risk, and not a marketing issue, clear expectations can be set through clear analysis of reputational risks and the use of third-party warranties, such as reputation insurance products, that attest to the soundness of the companies’ practices, approach and governance.”

October 18, 2018
Quick Serve Restaurant

“An ounce of preventative enterprise risk management is worth much more than pounds of marketing.”

Reputation risk management: mitigating both disappointment and noxious media.

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?