The Big Debate: The Institute of Risk Management Launches the Risk Agenda 2025
Victoria Robinson

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The Big Debate: Risk Agenda 2025

The Big Debate: The Institute of Risk Management Launches the Risk Agenda 2025

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding by exploring the future direction the profession of risk management is likely to take.

Risk Agenda 2025 is launched with a survey ( into the future of risk management and how our members and stakeholders feel the profession will shape up in the future. The project also sees a series of interviews, roadshows and online debates.

The publication of Perspectives on the Future of Risk marks the beginning of IRM’s Risk Agenda 2025 project. The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate debate within the risk community by examining how enterprise risk management might be delivered in 2025 and by then proposing different ways that the risk management profession might prepare itself for the possible future scenarios.

The contribution of IRM members and other stakeholders will be critical for the quality and inclusiveness of the project’s output.

Here are some of the ways in which you can get involved:

  • Complete the Risk Agenda 2015 Survey
  • Attend one of our Regional Roadshows
  • Participate in online debates via our LinkedIn group
  • Come to the annual Risk Leaders conference in November, where the full results will be announced and debated.

A website supporting this project can be found at

There you’ll find links to the survey, information on how to book onto a Regional Roadshow, read

contributions to the debate provided by experts and other interested parties, and much more.

Initial findings from the survey will also be presented at Sword Active Risk’s Active Risk Manager conference in London on 22 June 2017 – see for more details.

IRM Board member and Chair of the Risk Agenda 2025 project group, Clive Thompson, CFIRM, Project Director at Willis Towers Watson said:

“I urge Institute members and others with an interest in our future to get involved. Visit our website, complete our Risk Agenda 2025 survey, attend workshops and events and express your views.

Your opinions and suggestions will feed into the conversation on the future direction of our industry and inform the IRM’s thinking and strategy in the years to come.

I want to thank the people who gave their time and effort to make this document possible: Richard

Archer at BT Business, Gabriel Bernardino of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions

Authority, Sarah Blackburn at NHS Digital, Dame Judith Hackitt of EEF, Mark Goyder of Tomorrow’s Company, Iain Pickard of Strategia Worldwide, and Peter Swabey of ICSA, the Governance Institute.

We have worked with Sword Active Risk as our technology partner on this project and are grateful for their support“.

Keith Ricketts, VP of Marketing, Sword Active Risk says:

“Sword Active Risk are delighted to be part of the IRM research project. Such research provides an important long-run perspective on the issues and opportunities facing the risk landscape. As a company, we believe in innovation and that the way you attain this is you fund research and you learn the facts. Ultimately the IRM research is creating new knowledge for us all.”

Follow the debate on Twitter: #RiskAgenda2025 @irmglobal and LinkedIn search groups for The Institute of Risk Management

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Victoria Robinson .

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