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The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. on Monday said it has formed a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.
Addition of the new council was approved by RIMS’ 2019 board of directors in January, the organization said in a statement. Its formation was recommended in 2018 by the RIMS Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, which said in its mission statement that it aimed to “provide a highly inclusive environment” within the global risk community.
The council’s scope is to continue to identify relevant D&I goals for RIMS to pursue and to provide guidance on how best to achieve them, according to the RIMS statement.
Chaired by RIMS’ immediate past president, Robert Cartwright Jr., the new council will examine policies, programs and services related to D&I activities, developing content, interpreting and sharing D&I benchmarking and surveying RIMS’ risk professional network to better assess expectations and needs, the statement said.
RIMS said applications for volunteers to join the 12-person council are currently being accepted. Open to all RIMS members, those interested in joining can visit www.RIMS.org/volunteer.
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — The business case for diversity and inclusion is clearer than ever, and the insurance industry needs to step up its efforts to become more inclusive, according to Jonathan Reiss, chief financial officer of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd.