Areas of Expertise

Board Risk Governance

Owner / Board Relations

Board Risk Governance

ESG Investing

Owner / Board Relations

Board Risk Governance

Owner / Board Relations

Owner / Board Relations

Risk Infrastructure Evaluation

Risk Infrastructure Evaluation

Risk Infrastructure Evaluation

Risk Infrastructure Evaluation

Peer Networking

Risk Infrastructure Evaluation

Board talent Gap Analysis

Board talent Gap Analysis

Risk Infrastructure Evaluation

Board talent Gap Analysis

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Bring David R. Koenig to your event

Featured Speaker

David has been an invited keynote speaker, breakout session leader, and moderator at more than 100 events on five continents. Contact us to learn more about bringing David to your next leadership development program.

Governance Advisory

Helping companies to take risk better

David offers unique insights to the governance of risk-taking that can improve your organization's performance. He can act as an intermediary between activist investors and the boards of their target companies. David's leading thinking in the area of ESG investing can help your board to understand the analysis of ESG and sustainability rating agencies as he also guides investors on how to use ESG ratings to help their portfolios.


The process and approach David takes are unique and often yield perspectives and processes not previously considered by your board or investment managers.  Risk is not to be feared. Rather, we should competitively strive to understand it so that we can do our work with more confidence and better than anyone else.  Leadership, from this perspective, takes on a very new meaning: it becomes about creating the environment in which innovation thrives, while at the same time constructing resilient systems that allow innovation to continue uninterrupted. 


There is a clear link between good risk governance and the ability of organizations to create value. Understanding that link, knowing how to leverage the power of your company's "social network," and implementing best practice risk governance are essential for your success.

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The (b)right steps process

Step 1: Prioritize Trust - The foundation of all that you do is the establishment of high levels of trust among those interested in your success. This process evaluates trust among internal governors and key innovators as well as external members of your organization's social network.  


Step 2: Further Engage Your Internal and External Networks - Even if trust levels are already high, I'll help you to look for ways in which you can improve the engagement of key parties to your success. These key allies are harbingers of both risks and opportunities and are essential to your growth and longevity. 


Step 3: Create the Conditions for Innovation - Innovation is essential for your continued growth. In fact, to grow at a rate that ensures your long-term survival, you need to keep innovating at a faster and faster pace. Innovation happens when there are strong levels of trust and engagement among the key parties to your success. I'll help you to establish the channels that allow experimentation, nurturing of success, and control of the downside risk of trying things that are new. 


Step 4: Leverage Your Discoveries - Trust, Engagement, and Innovation lead you to both new ideas and new risks. The discovery of each gives you both opportunity and a greater need for resiliency. This process brings new levels of understanding to both executives and board members. You'll both sleep better at night and take risk more confidently. 


Step 5: Empower Your Risk-Takers - With this new knowledge comes greater confidence to take risk and to distribute the risk-taking to those in your organization that can do the most with it.
 

This is your final step in the (b)right governance process and the discovery of what's possible!

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I work individually and collectively with all key parties to your success, following this 5-step process of assessment and development towards better governance, new vision, and the creation of value. 

Board Education

David works with individual board members to help them gain a greater understanding of risk governance best practices across Risk Committees, Compensation (Remuneration) Committees, Innovation Risk, and the board's overall approach to risk governance.


David can also provide masterclass sessions that are general or tailored to the specific needs of your full board. 


Contact Us to learn more.

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