BIP 2154:2008 - Good governance. A risk-based management systems approach to internal control – BSI British Standards
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BIP 2154:2008

Good governance. A risk-based management systems approach to internal control

Status : Current   Published : November 2008



Good Governance. A risk-based management systems download sample pagesapproach to internal control

Robert Politowski and David Smith
iMS Risk Solutions, Derby, UK

  • Holistic approach to risk management for good governance, bringing together relevant management standards
  • The Official guide from BSI British Standards

This guide shows how organizations can identify and manage their risks for good governance. Since the publication of PD 6668:2000, Managing Risk for Corporate Governance, upon which this book is based, there is a greater appreciation of the importance of risk management in organizations and society at large.

All organizations take risks. They also need to recognize and manage those risks which, if realized, could prejudice the sustainability of the organization. This book outlines a management framework for identifying the risks and opportunities, determining the extent of the risks, implementing and maintaining control measures and reporting on the organization’s commitment to this process.

There have been a number of developments in the international and national management standards field since PD 6668 was published in 2000. These developments, including those on risk management (2008), occupational health and safety (2007), environmental management (2004) and sustainable development (2006), can help organizations with internal control for good governance. Although the principles in many of these documents are similar they do not use the same approach. Specification of common management system requirements as a framework for integration (PAS 99) was developed in 2006 to provide an integrated approach. The framework used in this book has elements in common with PAS 99 and helps support the holistic approach to risk management for internal control and good governance.


Download BIP2154 sample pages and introduction (pdf, 255 kb)


Contents of the Good Governance book include:

  • Introduction
  • Scope and Definitions
  • Risk Management System
  • Implementation of Risk Management System
  • Other Management Systems
  • Self-assessment Questionnaires
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography

About the authors

David Smith and Rob Politowski are directors of iMS Risk Solutions, providers of world class integrated risk management services in a wide range of risk areas relevant to modern day business including Health, Safety, Environment and Governance. As well as taking a leading role in the drafting of PAS 99 and the IMS series, they have written a wide range of guidance books on management systems standards that are also available through BSI British Standards. David Smith represents the UK on a variety of international standards committees and is chair of the BSI committee on Health & Safety management systems standards.

Standard NumberBIP 2154:2008
TitleGood governance. A risk-based management systems approach to internal control
Publication Date26 November 2008
DescriptorsRisk analysis, Business continuity, Management operations, Management, Risk assessment, Enterprises, Organizations, Management techniques, Health and safety management
ISBN978 0 580 64313 2
File Size1.39 MB

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