In recent years, emerging risks have significantly impacted how our members do their jobs and the tools they need to do them well. As their roles change, so must RIMS.
Between the record number of natural disasters, rampant social unrest and a volatile economy, 2011 was a challenging year. It has become cliché to say that the world has gotten smaller, but never before has the interconnectedness of risk and the challenges of managing uncertainty been so evident.
Leading up to 2011, RIMS took into account a great deal of market research, as well as feedback from our thriving membership with regard to the services that they find valuable, as well as those services they’d like to see in the future.
This year, we unveiled new messaging that redefines not what we do or how we do it, but rather, why we serve as we do. Our new mission statement:
“To advance risk management for your organization’s success”
This mission speaks to how we will align ourselves moving forward. It will influence all aspects of how RIMS leads the profession and inspires its membership. It will guide everything from the publications we offer, to the sessions we secure for our annual conferences, webinars and workshops, to the topics our leadership chooses to speak on as they visit risk professionals around the world.
In concert with our efforts to enhance our offerings for our members, this year RIMS held its first-ever ERM Conference in San Diego; strongly supporting the Society’s vision to be “the global leader in all aspects of risk management.” The Society also proudly announced the formation of RISK PAC, RIMS political action committee that now provides our Society with a voice on legislative decisions relevant to risk management and insurance.
Today risk professionals are working in every department and at every level of their organization’s impacting corporate decision-making about risk and opportunity. RIMS expects this influence to grow exponentially and we stand ready to guide our members through these new and exciting times in risk management.
Read the 2011 Annual Report for more on the latest from RIMS.