Risk Management


The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) exposes a draft framework ( www.erm.coso.org ), which defines and describes enterprise risk management and provides a standard against which public and private, profit and nonprofit entities can evaluate the effectiveness of their risk management practices and identify ways to improve them. Comments are due October 14. COSO expects to release the final framework in 2004.

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