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  • RIMS REPORT - Ties That Bind: Business Continuity Management, Resilience and Geopolitical Risk

    Business continuity management provides an opportunity for resilient organizations to help safeguard both economic factors and societal responsibilities, according to a new RIMS Professional Report titled, Ties That Bind: Business Continuity Management, Resilience and Geopolitical Risk.


    Authored by Elsa Goutveniger for RIMS, 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. The report focuses on geopolitical risks and urges organizations’ to incorporate social responsibilities into its business continuity efforts.


    “Business continuity management can and should extend beyond the organization’s finances and operations,” said Ms. Goutveniger. “An effective plan can improve productivity, reliability and enhance competitiveness and, perhaps most importantly, strengthen its reputation among its consumers, key stakeholders and surrounding community.”


    Ties That Bind: Business Continuity Management, Resilience and Geopolitical Risk report is available in RIMS Risk Knowledge library at The report is available to RIMS members-only for the first 60 days and then will be available to the greater risk management community. For more information about RIMS and to learn about other educational opportunities, conferences and resources, visit
  • RIMS-CRMP Certification Earns International Accreditation

    Now the only risk management certification in the world to hold accredited status, the RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional certification (RIMS-CRMP) received official accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO/IEC 17024:2012. The ANSI Accreditation of RIMS-CRMP signifies that the Institute recognizes the competence of RIMS to carry out certification activities in accordance with requirements defined in International Standards and confirms approval by government and peer review assessments.

     With the accreditation of the RIMS-CRMP under ISO/IEC 17024:2012:

    ·         RIMS is the only risk management certification to currently have earned such status;

    ·         RIMS-CRMP conforms to international standards;

    ·         RIMS is one of the youngest programs to earn accreditation in any industry;

    ·         An independent third-party has evaluated and approved the certification program, its processes and procedures;

    ·         RIMS commitment to continuous quality reviews and improvements is solidified.

     “Achieving accreditation status for RIMS-CRMP reaffirms the Society’s commitment to excellence and delivering powerful programs for the global risk community,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “As an internationally recognized mark of achievement, the certification demonstrates professionals’ dedication to their work and validates their risk management knowledge and skills.”

     RIMS Director of Certification Programs Veronica Whitehead said, “Compliance to an ISO standard is a prestigious accomplishment in the United States and carries even greater prestige around the world where it might be required to do business. No matter the country, the accreditation of RIMS-CRMP certification cements it as the ultimate measure of risk management competency and reinforces the incredible value of becoming a RIMS-CRMP holder.”

     ISO is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards.  ISO is comprised of 162 member countries who are the national standards bodies around the world.  The United States representative to ISO is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ISO has published more than 19,500 International Standards covering almost every industry, from technology and food safety to agriculture and healthcare. 

     For more information about the RIMS-CRMP certification, to register online or for the in-person exam at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, visit or contact RIMS Client Service Team at  Availability is limited for the in-person exam.

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