Our Mission

RIMS, the risk management society®, empowers risk professionals to strengthen organizational resilience, by driving strategic decision-making and improving business outcomes.

Mission, Vision, and Goals

RIMS, the risk management society®️, empowers risk professionals to make the world safer, more secure, and more sustainable. Through networking, professional development, certification, advocacy, and research, RIMS and its 80 chapters serves more than 200,000 risk practitioners and business leaders from over 75 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society publishes the award-winning Risk Management Magazine and produces RISKWORLD®️, the largest annual gathering of global risk professionals. RIMS embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes all risk professionals to connect and learn, explore the online Risk Knowledge library, tune into the RIMScast podcast series, and engage via social media. To learn more, visit www.RIMS.org.

Strategic Goals

  1. Ensure a sustainable and adaptable organizational structure.

  2. Equip risk professionals to succeed in an evolving environment.

  3. Enhance engagement with members and the broader risk management community.

  4. Expand RIMS influence worldwide.

Our Priorities


Commitment to excellence, continued learning, expertise and stature of the risk professional and the risk management discipline


Understanding and developing our members, risk professionals and the risk management profession


Transparency, openness, and inclusiveness; active partners in value creation


Expanding RIMS presence and awareness worldwide

Core Values

1. Strive for excellence

2. Embrace innovation

3. Foster collaboration

4. Act with integrity, respect, and humility

5. Empower through learning and development

6. Strengthen and sustain the profession

7. Inspire and excite


RIMS Board of Directors is responsible for reviewing and approving the organization’s mission and strategic direction (above).

In order to ensure that all conflicts of interest, or the appearance thereof, within the organization and the Board are avoided or appropriately managed through disclosure, recusal, or other means, the Board utilizes a conflict of interest policy.

The Board also adheres to a reserve policy to ensure that the organization manages its funds responsibly.

Diversity & Inclusion 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. 

Join our global network

RIMS membership connects you with our global community of more than 10,000 risk professionals. Members receive complete access to all of our valuable content and networking opportunities.

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