SDG’s online webinars, each less than one hour, focus on topics related to decision making and risk management. Here are our latest sessions. For a complete list of all webinars available for replay, visit our Resource Hub. To be notified of future events, join our email community.

Three Cheers for Simple Models: What COVID-19 Taught Us About Decision Modeling

May 20, 2021

Over the last 15 months we have witnessed policymakers grappling with how to respond to the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. In the United States, policymakers at local, state, and federal levels have faced difficult decisions regarding the degree to which citizens should interact with each other, how much of the economy should be …Read More…

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Putting a Value on Data and Information Before Your Gather It

March 17, 2021

Organizations spend billions of dollars each year gathering and analyzing data. Is it worth it? Does more information always improve decision making? Can we place a value on something as abstract as information?  In this webinar, our speakers explore the concept of the value of information (VOI) using the framework of decision quality. We define “perfect” and …Read More…

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Judging the Quality of an ‘Agile’ Decision

February 18, 2021

The “agile” project management approach, which grew out of software development projects, features rapid iteration to communicate, integrate, and learn in order to achieve desired project results. In such a fast-paced decision process, is there room to ensure decision quality? A central tenet of decision quality is that when facing uncertainty, we cannot judge a …Read More…

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The Social Cost of Carbon

November 11, 2020

Carbon pricing is likely to take on growing significance in the coming decade as investors, consumers, and regulators increasingly require business leaders to incorporate the cost of carbon into their decision making. Less clear is the appropriate price to place on carbon. This webinar will apply sound reasoning in estimating the social cost of carbon, …Read More…

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How Oil & Gas Companies are Framing Energy Transition Strategy

October 28, 2020

Investors, consumers, and regulators are now expecting oil & gas companies to monitor and manage not only direct emissions from their own operations (known as “Scope 1”), but also emissions from the energy sourced to run their operations (Scope 2). If Scope 3 emissions—those that result from the end-user’s use of refined hydrocarbon—were to be …Read More…

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The Coming Energy Transition: Value Metrics and Alternatives to Consider Now

October 14, 2020

Energy companies have no shortage of strategic alternatives to consider in the coming transition away from fossil fuels and toward renewables. Investments can be made in solar, natural gas, carbon capture, methane reduction, or biofuels to name a few. In this changing energy landscape, new value measures have emerged as well. Should companies focus on …Read More…

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Beyond Decision Rights: What Most Decision Processes Get Wrong

March 11, 2020

Today in business, the “advocacy-approval” process is the norm for decision making. You’re likely to have participated many times yourself: A champion presents a proposal; the decision-making body pokes hard to find holes and correct assumptions. If the advocate can convince the deciders, they win! If not, it’s back to the drawing board. But simply …Read More…

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The Future of ERM: Risk-Informed Decision Making Throughout the Enterprise

January 15, 2020

Why forward-thinking CROs are leading the way in transforming risk-informed decision making throughout the enterprise.  In leading organizations, the role of risk management has grown to include the upside of risk and is increasingly a part of all decision making. In addition to the traditional roles of compliance and protection from adverse events, risk professionals …Read More…

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How to Establish a Healthy Decision Culture

October 16, 2019

At the heart of any healthy corporate culture is a healthy decision culture. Clarity of purpose, transparency of process, and commitment to follow-through all confer a high degree of confidence in decision making at all levels of the organization. But beyond the obvious, there are dozens of dysfunctional behaviors that can undermine an organization’s decision …Read More…

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Decision Science for Data Scientists

September 17, 2019

The past decade has seen the integration of big data, artificial intelligence, and data science into business operations. The value of the data, models, and visualizations is realized in better decisions; and yet, decisions are about the future, which can be highly uncertain. The field of decision science has evolved powerful tools, models and practices that …Read More…

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