RIMS President Laura Langone presented Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, with the 2020 Global Enterprise Risk Management Award of Distinction at the Society’s virtual ERM Conference. Submitted by the organization’s Executive Vice President – Group Head – Corporate Strategy and Chief Risk Officer Deepak Padaki, the honor recognizes the team’s outstanding success in improving transformation outcomes, growing revenue, protecting margins and strategic decision-making.
Infosys empowers organizations to transform digitally and leverage technology to enhance products and services. The organization’s ERM program is positioned as a business enabler that also successfully elevates critical risks to Board level. It has been instrumental in strengthening several strategic programs such as the localization of workforce practices in the U.S., global recruitment initiatives, new strategic partnerships and operations.
Additionally, the organization’s reaction to the COVID-19 crisis exemplified its ERM framework that ensured complete resilience during the pandemic disruption, seamless transition of 99 percent employees to remote working and uninterrupted service to customers. During this period, Infosys has been able to provide revenue growth guidance to the market when most other companies have withdrawn.
“We operate in a fast-evolving world, where we and our stakeholders find ourselves in the midst of disruption,” said U B Pravin, Member of Board & Chief Operating Officer, Infosys Limited. “Success in times like these require us to take calculated risks so we can move forward in a differentiated and progressive manner. Our enterprise risk management program has evolved to become a strong framework to manage potential threats to our objectives in a proactive manner, and enhance our performance.”
Honorable mentions for this year’s Global ERM Award of Distinction were presented to HDFC Life Insurance and IHS Markit for innovation. HDFC’s ERM program continues to reshape strategy in the advance of disruptive changes while positioning the risk management team as a valued partner to the organization’s business units. IHS Markit’s ERM program extends risk management’s reach through automation and high-quality risk reporting, allowing the team to focus on value-add activities, such as identifying emerging risks, and collaborating with leaders on response efforts.
“ERM continues to be an invaluable asset that enables risk professionals to deliver a more transparent and holistic view of the organizations risk profile,” said RIMS President Laura Langone. “ERM’s advantages are far-reaching and directly impact processes, governance and, most importantly, the organization’s strategic direction. I want to congratulate Infosys, HDFC Life and HIS Markit on their remarkable ERM success and thank them for sharing their experiences with the RIMS community.”
Judging criteria for the Global ERM Award of Distinction includes measurable, tangible and sustainable results; unique program strengths; ERM innovation that links risk with strategy or performance; and the program’s ability to build sustaining risk management capabilities. The panel comprises members of RIMS Strategic and Enterprise Risk Management Council.
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