2013 Risk Maturity Index Report

The Aon Risk Maturity Index is an innovative tool that is designed to capture and assess an organization's risk management practices and provide participants with immediate feedback in the form of a Risk Maturity Rating, along with comments for improvement.

The Aon Risk Maturity Index combines the experience and knowledge of Aon Risk Solutions, Aon Global Risk Consulting and Aon Hewitt into an easy-to-understand questionnaire on risk management processes, corporate governance and risk understanding. Questions align with ten characteristics of risk maturity.

Researchers at Aon and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania conducted analysis of data collected by the Aon Risk Maturity Index Report. Working with annual financial results for more than 100 global publicly-traded companies across more than 25 industries, researchers confirmed that during a two-year period from 2010 to 2012 stock price volatility was 50 percent lower for organisations with high risk maturity ratings than those with lower ratings.