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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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RIMS MARSH Excellence in Risk Management XII
This year's Excellence Report highlights opportunities for senior executives to facilitate better organizational alignment of their risk management departments and for risk professionals to help the company focus discussions on emerging risks.
Author:  Brian C. Elowe, Marsh. Carol Fox, RIMS.
Date: May 5, 2015
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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
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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
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Driver Monitoring: Myth vs. Reality
Driver risk and the resulting negligence can have a significant impact on an entity’s financial well-being and reputation. This report will examine the trends of driver risk and driver behavior modification using real-world examples.
Author:  SambaSafety
Date: March 2, 2015
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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
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J.D. Power and RIMS 2014 Commercial Insurance Report - Special Snapshot
This study provides an independent and objective measure of overall satisfaction levels of risk professionals in the United States and Canada, examining industry-level performance metrics among large business commercial insurers and brokers, and best practices critical to satisfying their customers.
Author:  J.D. Power, RIMS
Date: December 10, 2014
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Category: Insurance
Keywords: Brokers, insurance, J.D. Power, JDP, survey, Research, Report, Study, Satisfaction
Type: Survey Results
Members Only? Yes
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
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Claims Reporting and Management Practices
This RIMS Executive Report explores the characteristics of a successful claims reporting and management program. It offers a review of claims management principles, steps for establishing a claims management program, managing, reporting, monitoring claims and improving the claims management program.
Author:  Duffield, Fox, Hershey, Ho Sang, Jandrich, Jouben, Rivers, Tolan
Date: October 14, 2014
Emerging Supply Chain Risks: Potential Damages and Mitigation Strategies
In today's global economy, your supply chain brings risks to your employees, customers, finances, brand reputation and even the survival of your business. This whitepaper explores how an organization can mitigate these risks and recognize a return on investment as well.
Author:  BSI America Professional Servcies Inc.
Date: October 1, 2014
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Private market ‘cannot cover all terror risks’
The threat of terrorism remains and the private reinsurance market does not have the capacity to cover all commercial property, according to the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation’s (ARPC) latest update.
Author:  insuranceNEWS
Date: May 26, 2014
Category: Global
Keywords: AusRES
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Insurers put governments in shade on climate change
Insurers are taking matters into their own hands on climate change issues, moving past political posturing to set themselves up to deal with volatile weather and related catastrophes.
Author:  insuranceNEWS
Date: May 26, 2014
Category: Global
Keywords: AusRES
Type: Article
Members Only? No
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
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Transitioning to Enterprise Risk Management
The report, authored by members of RIMS ERM Committee, explores common characteristics of risk management programs and provides practitioners with five fundamental steps to help them successfully transition to a broader enterprise risk management approach. This report is free for RIMS members.
Author:  RIMS
Date: April 28, 2014
An Analysis of Drug Therapy Tapering Guidelines
Prescription medications represent a challenge for risk managers who create strategies to mitigate workplace safety and productivity issues. This paper takes a closer look at the difficulty of tapering highly addictive medications & how the limited information available impacts physician decisions.
Author:  Mark Pew, Kimberly Vernachio
Date: April 9, 2014
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Quality Matters: Evaluating the quality of insurance carriers in the oil and gas sector
An informational whitepaper that focuses on the importance of quality insurance in the Energy sector.
Author:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Date: February 14, 2014
Category: Global
Keywords: GlobalRES
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing-April 2013
On average, global insurance rates firmed in the first quarter. Many parts of the world had a stable rate environment, but most major US lines saw increases of 2% to 4%.
Author:  Jason Groves
Date: February 14, 2014
Category: Global
Keywords: AsiaRES, GlobalRES
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Overcoming Enterprise Disruptions: New Risk Tools Help Companies with the "Uninsurable"
Supply chain and infrastructure disruption can arise from many sources without warning. Companies trading into and out of countries in North Africa, the Middle East, and Japan are acutely aware of such risks right now. In reality, wide arrays of risks fall into the gap between physical damage los
Author:  Emily Freeman & Ian Harrison
Date: February 14, 2014
Category: Global
Keywords: MiddleAfricaRES, AsiaRES, global res
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Avoidance Maneuvers in Space
Space debris from more than 50 years of human space exploration is creating problems for current space missions. Launching million-dollar equipment into space now comes with the risk of space debris collisions. Costly damages can cause missions to be aborted. The situation is grim, but space agen
Author:  Isabelle Caminade & Dan Harriman
Date: February 14, 2014
Category: Global
Keywords: eurues, GlobalRES
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
El Rol en Evolución del Profesional de Riesgos
Históricamente, se le ha descrito como una disciplina de negocios que protege los activos. Las organizaciones estructuran sus funciones de administración de riesgos con base en la importancia que perciben del impacto independiente, de los diversos riesgos que enfrentan.
Author:  Carol Fox, George Lewis
Date: January 16, 2014
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Are You Travel Ready?
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Author:  Chubb Travel Risk Survey and Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Date: December 2, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: GlobalRES
Type: Article
Members Only? No
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
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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
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World Economic Forum (WEF) urges coordinated international approach to supply chain risk
A neutral international organisation should be responsible for designing and implementing a global risk assessment for supply chains, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Author:  Adam Leach
Date: October 17, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: World Economic Forum (WEF), International Organization, GlobalRES
Type: Article
Members Only? No
The Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Value: An Empirical Test of the Risk Management Hypothesis
Do shareholders gain when managers disperse corporate resources through activities classified as corporate social responsibility (CSR) Strategy scholars have recently developed a theoretical model that links such activities to shareholder value when a firm suffers a negative event.
Author:  Paul C. Godfrey, Craig B. Merrill, Jared M. Hansen
Date: October 9, 2013
Top Ten Risks Businesses Fear Today
Some risks you can insure against. If you’ve got a boat load of automobiles heading to the Port of Los Angeles, you can insure the loss of cargo. But what if you’re a German nuclear power plant company or service provider, and a tsunami in Japan turns German legislators against you?
Author:  Kenneth Rapoza
Date: October 8, 2013
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