The Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. said it isoffering a new online course, “Developing an Environmental RiskManagement Strategy.”

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The course, offered through a partnership of RIMS andEnvironmental Strategist Inc., focuses on mitigating environmentalrisks such as mold, arsenic-treated lumber, silica dust and sickbuilding syndrome, by reducing liability exposures, litigation,business interruption, compliance costs and disposal expenses, RIMSsaid.

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The course, it was explained, contains modules to illustrateconsequences of reactive strategies compared to the advantages ofadopting a proactive environmental strategy.

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“One of the most critical questions for business leaders todayis who is your environmental strategist and how is the environmentimpacting business,” Chris Bunbury, president and founder ofEnvironmental Strategist Inc., said in a statement. “RIMS is one ofthe first organizations to endorse this concept and share it withits members.”

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Through case studies, reference library articles and discussionforums, participants will learn to proactively use competitiveenvironmental intelligence to minimize environmental exposures andimprove company profitability, RIMS explained.

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Credit from the course will also qualify toward the RIMS Fellow(RF) designation.

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According to the RIMS Web site, strategies developed from theseminar will involve the eMS TEAM, including upper management,risk/safety, environmental, legal, accounting/financial, realestate, insurance and front line employees.

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The online seminar will also illustrate how involving vendors,subcontractors, distributors, suppliers and transporters can helpprotect an organization against an indirect environmental loss thatcan impact operations.

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Environmental Strategist Inc. is a provider of proactiveenvironmental strategy education for professionals in theinsurance, risk management and financial services sectors. Toregister for the course, visit http://www.RIMS.org/devenviron.

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