Black Lives Matter: Taking Action on Diversity and Inclusion

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As protesters across the United States call out systemic racism and police violence against Black people, and Pride Month honoring the LGBTQ+ community begins, diversity and inclusion issues are—and should be—drawing headlines and dominating conversations around the world.

RIMS CEO Mary Roth and 2020 President Laura Langone released a statement Friday saying:

“To the Black members of our community, we cannot fully appreciate how pained you must be by not only this most recent act—but by all acts that reflect bigotry and hatred in our nations’ communities. What we can do is accept the responsibility to ensure that RIMS community reflects something different. Let us be clear: RIMS does not tolerate any form of racism or discrimination in our global community. And we will always look for ways to improve.”

The editors of Risk Management and the Risk Management Monitor echo this message and stand with our Black colleagues, RIMS members and the Black community at large.

As we all look to support, advocate, learn and do better, we have compiled a list of resources to help, including industry advocacy groups for Black risk and insurance professionals, as well as resources for strengthening your organization’s policies, procedures and diversity and inclusion programs. You can also review selections from our previous coverage of diversity and inclusion below:

Industry Advocacy
Groups and Research

National African American
Insurance Association (NAAIA)

Association of Black Actuaries

Journey of African American Insurance Professionals
, from Marsh and

For public sector
risk professionals:

Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)

National Forum for
Black Public Administrators

From ICMA, the association for professional city and county managers:
Sharpening the Focus on Social Equity to Make Strategic Budget Decisions

Silence Is Complicity: Can White America Demonstrate that Black Lives Matter?

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks, Standards for Organizations Around the
, from the Centre for Global Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion Revolution, Eight Powerful Truths, 

Corporate Equality Index, from the Human Rights Campaign

Previous Risk Management Coverage on Bias, Diversity and Inclusion

Pride: Building Strong Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Pale, Stale &
Male: Does Board Diversity Matter?

Benefits of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Serious About ESG Risks

Cultivating and Maintaining a Diverse Workforce Is Important

Against Insurers

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