Magazine article Risk Management

Executive Forum

Magazine article Risk Management

Executive Forum

Article excerpt

The theme for this month's magazine is "environment." For risk managers this is a rather new word and world. In fact it was only about a year ago that RIMS formed the Environmental Committee. It's been an interesting year.

Probably the main thing that the committee has learned over the past year is that the word environment means different thins to different people. There are those who pay it lip service and there are the environmental fanatics. Our experience with Congress this year has taught us that Congress hasn't determined who they are representing.

Let's face it, the environmental movement didn't catch the eye of business until business was confronted. While at that time business felt they were dealing with fanatics, in retrospect most of those people had genuine concerns. Their problem was finding a way to make business and the public aware of the environment and what was being done to it.

Well, they accomplished their mission and the awareness is now there. …

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