OCEG is a nonprofit think tank that helps organizations achieve Principled Performance. We provide standards, resources and a hub around which many professionals can collaborate including:
- board members
- business executives and operators
- risk executives
- audit executives
- compliance executives
- financial executives
- IT executives
- HR executives
Our philosophy and values stem from experience as Fortune 50 executives, auditors, lawyers, IT professionals, research analysts and startup entrepreneurs. We use this diverse experience to shape what we do and how we do it. We use the “Well, I should hope so / hope not” test for all of our values (we hope all of these pass the test).
- Open. Allow anyone to join and participate, for FREE. Make most of our resources openly available, for FREE. Allow other organizations to build on our resources, for FREE.
- Diverse. The community is stongest when it comprises many professions (auditors, compliance managers, lawyers, risk officers, business operators), industries, sizes, geographies and cultures.
- Leader and Listener. At times, we must lead the community in our mutual journey. At other times, we must listen and be led by the community.
- Passionate. Our passion for Principled Performance, GRC and all of our themes is evident in the way that we take firm positions in the community.
- Inventive. Documenting current best practices ensures that companies can reach parity. Inventing and experimenting with new practices pushes us forward.
- Lean. Perfect can be the enemy of the Good. We employ “Lean Startup” approaches to all of our work so that real world feedback is captured early and often.
To help organizations achieve Principled Performance by providing a community and authoritative GRC resources for integrating the governance, assurance and management of performance, risk, compliance and ethics.
OCEG is the only organization that focuses on Principled Performance and integrating the governance, assurance and management of performance, risk, compliance and ethics (GRC). By integrating these areas, organizations simultaneously increase performance, address risk and reduced costs.
As a nonprofit that does not represent a specific profession, we are uniquely positioned to serve as a hub around which many professions can collaborate on solutions.
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40,000+ members including some of our greatest supporters
Meet Our Team
Scott L. Mitchell
Carole Stern Switzer
Stephane G. Legay
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Finance
Director of Education & Audit Programs
Learn a bit about how this all started.
- GRC Achievement Awards
- History / Timeline
- 2002 – OCEG Founded
- 2003 – Inaugural Advisory Board
- 2004 – “Red Book” Released, GRC Defined
- 2005 – GRC Evolves, Red Book, and Audit
- 2006 – Recognition, Principled Performance
- 2007 – Growth, Red Book 2.0, Principled Performance
- 2008 – GRC Capability Model, GRC Assessment Model, GRC Solutions Model
- 2009 – Desk Set Updated, Certifications Begin
- 2010 – OCEG Community, Technology Guidance
- 2011 – GRC Certify and Program Certifications.
- 2012 – GRC Glossary, Principled Performance
- 2013 – History in the Making