Our Mission

To educate, engage and advocate for the global risk community.

Mission, Vision, and Goals

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of approximately 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world.

Strategic Goals

  1. Ensure a sustainable and adaptable organizational structure.

  2. Equip risk professionals to succeed in an evolving environment.

  3. Enhance engagement with members and the broader risk management community.

  4. Expand RIMS influence worldwide.

Our Priorities


Commitment to excellence, continued learning, expertise and stature of the risk professional and the risk management discipline


Understanding and developing our members, risk professionals and the risk management profession


Transparency, openness, and inclusiveness; active partners in value creation


Expanding RIMS presence and awareness worldwide

Core Values

1. Strive for excellence

2. Embrace innovation

3. Foster collaboration

4. Act with integrity, respect, and humilty

5. Empower through learning and development

6. Strengthen and sustain the profession

7. Inspire and excite


RIMS Board of Directors is responsible for reviewing and approving the organization’s mission and strategic direction (above).

In order to ensure that all conflicts of interest, or the appearance thereof, within the organization and the Board are avoided or appropriately managed through disclosure, recusal, or other means, the Board utilizes a conflict of interest policy.

The Board also adheres to a reserve policy to ensure that the organization manages its funds responsibly.

Diversity & Inclusion Vision Statement

RIMS strives to provide a highly inclusive environment for all identity groups to thrive in the global risk community, and to facilitate and encourage open dialogue for a more inclusive and resilient future. 

Join our global network

RIMS membership connects you with our global community of more than 10,000 risk professionals. Members receive complete access to all of our valuable content and networking opportunities.

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