Bridging Strategy and Implementation with Strategic Risk Management

October 24, 2016

​Formal Processes, Techniques and Asking the Right Questions Are the Key to Strengthening Strategic Decision-Making

NEW YORK (October 24, 2016) —  While all strategy will entail some degree of risk, operating without a process to uncover and manage options and inform strategic choices is far riskier, according to a new RIMS Executive Report Bridging Strategy and Implementation with Strategic Risk Management. ​

Released at RIMS’ sixth annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference in Atlanta, the new report provides practitioners, from all sectors, with an overview of some of the leading approaches to understanding strategy and enhancing strategy implementation and performance. The report features examples of frameworks, tools, real case techniques and approaches applied to address strategy and execution gaps. 

“When successfully deployed, a strategic risk management approach can evoke meaningful conversations that lead to enhanced performance and positive organizational changes,” said RIMS Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Carol Fox. “There has never been a better time or more compelling reason for risk professionals to embrace strategic risk management’s advantages and demonstrate our ability to unlock unrealized potential.”
RIMS Executive Report Bridging Strategy and Implementation with Strategic Risk Management is authored by Monica Merrifield who is vice president of risk intelligence at YMCA of Greater Toronto and vice-chair of RIMS Strategic Risk Management Council. The report is available in RIMS Risk Knowledge library at  For more information about the Society and to learn about other RIMS educational opportunities, conferences and resources, visit ​

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Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or

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

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