RIMS Officially Forms Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council

RIMS Develops New Vision Statement, Programming and Other Opportunities to Support a Highly Inclusive Community

February 04, 2019

RIMS, the risk management society™, has announced the formation of its  Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. At its January meeting, RIMS 2019 Board of Directors approved the addition of the new council and its scope: to continue to identify relevant diversity and inclusion (D&I) goals for the Society to pursue, as well as providing guidance on how best to achieve them.

Chaired by RIMS Ex-Officio Robert Cartwright, Jr., the council’s duties will include examining policies, programs and services related to D&I activities, developing relevant content, interpreting and sharing D&I benchmarking from both inside and outside of the industry, as well as surveying RIMS’ risk professional network to better assess expectations and needs.

“For any diversity and inclusion program to be successful, there has to be a plan with actionable items that’s driven by passionate individuals who share a belief in the value of inclusiveness,” said Mr. Cartwright, Jr. “RIMS continues to strengthen its D&I programming and has created greater opportunity for our diverse network to share their experiences. Our council’s goal will be to continue this momentum, build a stronger Society and present new opportunities to engage our global community.”

The Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council is currently accepting applications for volunteers. The opportunity to join the 12-person council is open to all RIMS members. Those interested in joining RIMS Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council can visit, www.RIMS.org/volunteer.

In late 2018, the then RIMS Diversity & Inclusion Task Force developed the following 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.

Additionally, the Task Force was integral in developing webinars, conference programming, networking opportunities, surveys and establishing important relationships with industry partners who shared similar D&I objectives.

For more information about RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org or contact the Society’s Client Services Team by email at CST@RIMS.org.​ 

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

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 www.RIMS.org

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