RIMS has announced the formation of its Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. At its January meeting, RIMS 2019 board of directors approved the addition of the new council and its scope: to continue to identify relevant diversity and inclusion (D&I) goals for the Society to pursue, as well as providing guidance on how best to achieve them.
Chaired by RIMS ex-Ooficio 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.
The Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council is currently accepting applications for volunteers. The opportunity to join the 12-person council is open to all RIMS members. Those interested in joining RIMS Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council can visit, www.RIMS.org/volunteer.
In late 2018, the then RIMS diversity & inclusion 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."
Additionally, the task force was integral in developing webinars, conference programming, networking opportunities, surveys and establishing important relationships with industry partners who shared similar D&I objectives.