DCRO Guiding Principles

Qualified Risk Director Guidelines

Identifying Qualified Risk Directors to serve on Boards - Guidance from a select committee of board directors and chief risk officers on how to better govern risk through the identification and recruitment of board members with special risk governance expertise.

Guiding Principles for Compensation Committees

Compensation Committee Best Practices - Guidance from an international group of board directors, chief risk officers, and other C-level executives on how to best govern the link between pay, performance, and risk via board Compensation (Remuneration) Committees.


Guiding Principles for Cyber Risk Governance

Cyber Risk Governance Principles for Boards of Directors - Gudiance from an esteemed international committee to provide boards of directors with direction on governing this existential risk and for external parties to evaluate boards' practices.

Guiding Principles for Board Risk Committees

Board Risk Committee Best Practices - DCRO Members from 13 countries collaborated to develop these best practices for board Risk Committees. Includes guidance on how to determine the need for a board Risk Committee and how it best functions.

Innovation Governance - Guiding Principles on Corporate Sustainability for Boards

This governance council will form in Q4 2018 to focus on the governance of emerging risks and achieving/responding to disruptive technologies. Publication of these guiding princples is scheduled for the first half of 2019. For more information, please contact info@dcro.org.

Blockchain and Distributed Technology Governance

This governance council will form early in 2019 to focus on the governance of blockchains and distributed technologies at traditional corporations. For more information, please contact info@dcro.org

DCRO Cyber Risk Governance Guiding Principles


An interview with DCRO governance council co-chairs, Roel Campos and David X Martin about the Guiding Principles and their importance to boards and organizations.

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