Through our research we have demonstrated that executives can best improve their risk governance by deepening their understanding of risk, widening their shared vocabulary and discovering how to convert good theory into excellent practice. Therefore at Alto42 we do not simply offer boards and top teams externally derived solutions. Instead we recommend that executives engage in a constructive dialogue through 1:1 mentoring or group discussions and study. We promote challenge as a catalyst to open recipients' minds to new ways of thinking about risk, based on multiple perspectives and backed up by practical tools and models which they can apply to their organisation. This is underpinned by our continuous research into the causes of corporate disasters and our effective questioning of existing norms.
Our work focuses on risk as a Performance Management issue; they are two sides of the same coin. Without potential rewards, why take risks; without considering the potential risk, how can we judge whether the pursuit of potential rewards may not in fact end up harming the organisation. Therefore, we argue against  the separation of performance and risk management functions and  the idea that with risk comes opportunities, for this puts the cart before the horse.