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Risk Knowledge is a searchable library of relevant information for today's risk professionals. Available materials include RIMS Executive Reports, survey findings, contributed articles, industry research, benchmarking data and more.



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Top Five Steps for Communicating with Executives
This RIMS report features real accounts offered by risk professionals. Contributors shared challenges, opportunities and successful strategies for delivering effective risk management communications to senior executives.
Author:  RIMS Professional Report
Date: January 11, 2018
RIMS REPORT -- Ties That Bind: Business Continuity Management, Resilience and Geopolitical Risk
The report highlights the value of a proactive business continuity management system and its ability to support risk management professionals’ capacity to address emerging risks including geopolitical risks.
Author:  Elsa Goutveniger
Date: December 5, 2017
RIMS REPORT - An Evolving Model for Board Risk Governance: Revisited
The updated RIMS report looks at the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average companies, examining trends in risk governance, how those organizations are now advising their investors about the board’s involvement in risk oversight and actions to enhance enterprise-wide risk management governance.
Author:  John Bugalia, Kristina Narvaez
Date: October 26, 2017
RIMS Strategic Risk Management Implementation Guide (Individual Chapters)
To support the growing number of organizations that are turning to strategic risk management programs as a means to create and protect value. Now available for purchase by chapter.
Author:  RIMS
Date: July 26, 2017
RIMS Business Interruption Survey 2017
The 2017 report takes a look at the challenges that can lead to business interruption, as well as strategies to prevent and manage the impact of such occurrences.
Author:  RIMS Business Interruption Working Group
Date: April 25, 2017
MARSH RIMS Excellence in Risk Management XIV
The 14th annual report explores risk management and disruptive technologies including telematics, sensors, the Internet of Things, smart buildings and robotics.
Author:  MARSH, RIMS
Date: April 24, 2017
Communicating the Value of Enterprise Risk Management
Developed by members representing the ERM Committees of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and RIMS, explores the risk professional’s perspective on the objectives and benefits of completing an Own Risk and Solvency Assessment(ORSA) and its potential value to the overall business.
Author:  PCI and RIMS
Date: January 9, 2017
Improving Strategic Risk Management Using Macro Risk Analysis
The new report defines the Macro Risk Analysis process, reviews its value and benefits and provides steps to performing such an exercise in an organization.
Author:  Jim Presmanes
Date: October 25, 2016
Bridging Strategy and Implementation with Strategic Risk Management
This report provides practitioners with an overview of some of the leading approaches to understanding strategy and enhancing strategy implementation and performance. Includes: examples of frameworks, tools, real case techniques and approaches applied to address strategy and execution gaps.
Author:  Monica Merrifield
Date: October 21, 2016
Risk Taker vs. Risk Manager
The report explores goals, responsibilities and the value of collaboration between those charged with pursuing new opportunities and risk professionals. Best practices from leading organizations offer strategies for risk pros to develop relationships with both strategic and operational stakeholders.
Author:  Jessica Wasserman
Date: June 6, 2016
Steps to Successful Risk Taking: Developing Effective Risk Appetite and Tolerance Statements
This RIMS Executive Report explores characteristics of a well-defined risk appetite statement and connecting such statements to strategy. It features real-world examples of various organizations' statements and the processes they used to implement them.
Author:  Frank Fiorille, Robert Gould, Linda Conrad, Grace Crickette, Carol Fox
Date: April 5, 2016
RIMS Marsh Risk Management Latin America Report 2015 (SPANISH)
(IN SPANISH) This RIMS and Marsh Risk Consulting, the risk advisory consulting unit of Marsh LLC, report explores the region’s risk management landscape and challenges.
Author:  Rodrigo Fajardo, Marsh
Date: November 9, 2015
RIMS Marsh Risk Management in Latin America Report 2015 (ENGLISH - Executive Report Only)
(ENGLISH -- Executive Report Only) This RIMS and Marsh Risk Consulting, the risk advisory consulting unit of Marsh LLC, report explores the region’s risk management landscape and challenges.
Author:  Rodrigo Fajardo, Marsh
Date: November 9, 2015
Why a Mature ERM Effort is Worth the Investment
This report comments on recent findings that support organizations’ decisions to invest in mature enterprise risk management programs.
Author:  Carol Fox
Date: April 29, 2015
Testing Value Creation Through ERM Maturity
This report provides a more in-depth look at the correlation between increased firm value and ERM maturity. Authored by Mark Farrell of Queen’s University Management School and Dr. Ronan Gallagher of University of Edinburgh Business School.
Author:  Mark Farrell, Dr. Ronan Gallagher
Date: April 29, 2015
Exploring the Risk Committee Advantage
This report defines the risk committee concept and provides insight on the role risk professionals can take during its implementation, facilitation and the communication of its findings. The report also highlights the value of these committees, as well as regulations and potential challenges.
Author:  Josh Salter, RIMS
Date: February 18, 2015
Managing Reputational Risk to Drive Strategic Performance
Explore how risks that contribute to reputational changes can be managed to drive value through a focused strategic risk management approach. In a sample reputational risk situation, the report provides instruction on how to apply the components of the strategic risk management framework.
Author:  Andrew Bent, Carol Fox, Monica Merrifield
Date: October 22, 2014
Excellence in Risk Management XI, Risk Management and Organizational Alignment: A Strategic Approach
This year's Excellence Report finds that risk management plays a more strategic role within organizations than ever before, yet when it comes to adding as much value as it is capable of delivering, the function has more to offer than is being used.
Author:  Carol Fox, RIMS and Brian Elowe, Marsh
Date: April 29, 2014
Understanding Reputational Risk
This report attempts to define reputational risk explicitly as distinguished from brand risk. We explore key reputation drivers, reporting indicators and also offer an early stage framework to enhance organizational efforts aimed at managing reputational risk and reputation management performance.
Author:  Monica Merrifield, Ward Ching, Carol Fox
Date: November 5, 2013
Risk Reports and Perceptions
This study focuses on the communication of risk information between management and the Board of Directors. The objective is to examine the impact of using quantification within risk management reports. Study results uncover indirect associations between information format and management judgment.
Author:  Dale Stoel, Brian Ballou, Dan Heitger, RIMS, Miami University
Date: November 5, 2013
Excellence in Risk Management 10: Delivering Strategic Value Through Risk Management
Risk professionals continue to add great value to the organizations they serve. The specifics of the roles vary greatly from company to company, but in general we have seen a move toward risk managers adding more value to organizations' strategic decisions.
Author:  RIMS and Marsh
Date: April 24, 2013
An Evolving Model for Board Risk Governance
With the focus on board risk oversight being driven by external forces, what risk governance model is most appropriate for discharging a board's responsibilities for risk oversight?
Author:  Carol Fox, John Bugalla, Kristina Narvaez
Date: April 11, 2012
Risk Management & Internal Audit: Forging a Collaborative Alliance
This report features common collaborative practices that the risk management and internal audit functions of four well-known organizations use for increasing the value that they collectively bring to their organizations.
Author:  Ryan Egerdahl, Carol Fox, Hal Garyn, Paul Hinds, Albert Holzinger, George Lewis, Karen Livingstone
Date: April 11, 2012
ERM Best Practices in the Cyber World
This "how-to" guide is designed to help organizations successfully manage data risk through an ERM approach. It explores best practices, concepts and challenges, data risk assessments, practical solutions and coverage options.
Author:  Fox, McGinley, Hartley, Ivey, Magrath, Meyer, O'Connor, Traub
Date: April 11, 2012
Exploring Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance
This RIMS executive report provides understanding and practical applications of these potentially confusing terms, guidance on how to explore the subject with boards and senior management, while highlighting four organizations which are using quite different approaches.
Author:  Grace Crickette, Radu Demian, Carol Fox, John Hach, Joanna Makomaski, Rupak Mazumdar,Russell McGuire
Date: April 10, 2012
Category: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Strategic Risk Management (SRM)
Keywords: Risk Appetite, ERM
Type: Executive Report
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