Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance or "GRC" is an increasingly recognized term that reflects a new way in which organizations can adopt an integrated approach to these three areas. However, this term is often positioned as a single business activity, when in fact, it includes multiple overlapping and related activities within an organization, e.g. internal audit, compliance programs like SOX, enterprise risk management (ERM), operational risk, incident management, etc.
Corporate Governance Assessment Tool - tool from the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organizations.
Governance is the responsibility of senior executive management and focuses on creating organizational transparency by defining the mechanisms an organization uses to ensure that its constituents follow established processes and policies. A proper governance strategy implements systems to monitor and record current business activity, takes steps to ensure compliance with agreed policies, and provides for corrective action in cases where the rules have been ignored or misconstrued.
Risk Management is the process by which an organization sets the risk tolerance, identifies potential risks and prioritizes the tolerance for risk based on the organization’s business objectives. Risk Management leverages internal controls to manage and mitigate risk throughout the organization.
Compliance is the process that records and monitors the policies, procedures and controls needed to enable compliance with legislative or industry mandates as well as internal policies.
This section of AuditNet will provide tools, resources and information specifically on GRC.
BPS Resolver: GRC and Internal Audit Solutions For over a decade, BPS Resolver Inc.’s GRC Suite has provided organizations with Governance, Risk and Compliance software solutions that create efficiencies and make GRC programs more effective.