ISO31000 is the most popular tool for management of operational risk. Here we show how we link our services to support it with Scenario-based Investment Risk Assessment.



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ISO 31000 is a family of standards relating to risk management codified by the International Organization for Standardization. The purpose of ISO 31000:2009 is to provide principles and generic guidelines on risk management. ISO 31000 seeks to provide a universally recognized paradigm for practitioners and companies employing risk management processes to replace the myriad of existing standards, methodologies and paradigms that differed between industries, subject matters and regions.

Currently, the ISO 31000 family is expected to include:

  • ISO 31000:2009 – Principles and Guidelines on Implementation[1]

  • ISO/IEC 31010:2009 – Risk Management – Risk Assessment Techniques

  • ISO Guide 73:2009 – Risk Management – Vocabulary


Below is a typical application (Courtesy of


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Investment Risk Assessment via Scenario Planning


At Amplios, our research has shown that the standard risk matrix, based on Failure Mode Effects and Analysis, can be expanded to cover both the negative and positive aspects of investment evaluation decisions. An example of the application in action is shown below. When an investment opportunity is worth further investigation, the red arrow points to the right, otherwise it points to the left.  For more information on this topic, please contact us.