The Risk Institute

Rooted In Research

The Risk Institute meets at the intersection of academia and industry and is committed to generating new insights and influencing the adoption of leading risk management practices.

Isil ErelACADEMIC DIRECTOR, The Risk Institute

As part of this commitment, The Risk Institute sponsors funding for research ─ area-specific and interdisciplinary ─ seeking to discover and advance risk management concepts that organizations can use to leverage risk management to create value.

COVID-19 Survey Highlights 

The Risk Institute conducted a survey in June 2020 to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses.   

COVID-19 Survey

Survey on Integrated Risk Management

This annual survey by The Risk Institute was created in 2014 to better understand how senior executives from both financial and non-financial industries view risk management’s role in their organization; how, if at all, they integrate risk management into business decisions; and how they structure their risk management function to support its role in the firm.

2019 Survey

Research Translations

The Risk Institute aims to bring academic research to the business community through our translation of the most compelling risk-related research. These brief summaries highlight the current academic findings and make them applicable to the current challenges facing risk management professionals.

Research Hub

Papers and topics are added regularly. Please check back often!


How can a company improve the resilience of its supply chain processes, so that it can recover rapidly from unexpected disruptions, assure business continuity and adapt effectively to changing external conditions?

SCRAM™ is the solution. SCRAM™ is a facilitated process, supported by a computer-based toolkit, that provides a diagnostic assessment of an organization's preparedness and fitness for coping with turbulent change. The process identifies resilience gaps and then suggests enhancements that will strengthen the company's capacity to survive, adapt, and flourish - even when surprises occur.


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Phil Renaud
Executive Director, The Risk Institute 

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