The risk management society RIMS has formed a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council tasked with identifying “relevant diversity and inclusion goals” for the society to pursue in its activities, 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,” according to the announcement.
“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 Cartwright.
He said RIMS has been creating greater opportunity for its diverse network. An existing D&I task force helped develop webinars, conference programming, networking opportunities, surveys and relationships with industry partners. Cartwright said the new D&I council will work to present new opportunities to engage its global community.
The new D&I Advisory Council is accepting applications for volunteers. The opportunity to join the 12-person council is open to all RIMS members.
In late 2018, the then D&I 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.”
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