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Dec 7, 2021

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


This week, Justin is joined by Luke Jacobs, the CEO and co-founder of Encamp; a modern platform that simplifies the way you meet your environmental reporting obligations.


With ESG continuing to be a hot topic in risk management, Luke offers his insights and professional experiences as a risk professional, business leader, and board member steeply rooted in ESG. Additionally, he shares his perspective on how risk professionals can use the ESG functions to gain an audience with the board and C-suite, create and retain value based on their contributions, and even enhance their careers.


If you enjoyed this conversation and want to access the full interview, be sure to head on over to the RIMS Path To The Boardroom page for the entire dialogue with Luke Jacobs.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About RIMS’ Global Membership.

[:13] About today’s episode.

[:19] Upcoming RIMS current virtual offerings.

[1:29] About the upcoming 2022 RIMS RiskTech Forum.

[2:07] More about today’s episode with Luke Jacobs.

[2:46] Justin welcomes Luke to the podcast!

[2:59] Luke shares about his background in risk.

[4:48] What can risk professionals do to create or retain value for their organizations with regards to the “E” in ESG?

[10:59] About the RIMS Mobile App; RIMS Buyers Guide; and RIMS Annual Conference, RISKWORLD 2022.

[12:26] If you want to check out this episode’s full interview, be sure to visit the RIMS Path To The Boardroom page.

[12:44] With COP26 in the rearview of 2021, what are business leaders, board members, and C-suites most tuned into?

[14:09] Luke shares how he thinks a risk professional should consider post-COP26 in both the short-term and long-term.

[16:46] Justin thanks Luke Jacobs for joining RIMScast and shares some of the links to look out for in this episode’s show notes!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

TechRisk/RiskTech | RIMS Virtual Event Jan. 26‒27, 2022 — Register Today!

RIMS 2022 RISKWORLD | April 10‒13 in San Francisco! — Register now for advance rate pricing!


RIMS Buyers Guide

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“A Legacy of Resilience” | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group

“The Golden Era of Insurance” | Sponsored by The Hartford

“Insurance Investigation Trends Happening Now” | Sponsored by Travelers

“What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“Hard Reality: A Look at Rising Rates in Property & Excess Casualty” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers

NEW RIMSCAST VIDEO: “Climate Change and Insurance: A Fireside Chat with Dev Bhutani and Deepak Madan” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Webinars & Virtual Workshops:

Applying and Integrating ERM: Dec 9‒10 — Registration closes Dec 8th

RIMS-CRMP Exam Prep with University of Hartford Dec. 14 & 16. — Register by Dec. 13th

Dec. 16th, 2021: “Are Business Leaders Fully Prepared for Growing Environmental Risks?” | Sponsored by Beazley

More ESG on RIMScast:

“A Glimpse of the ‘The Reputation Premium’ with Nir Kossovsky”

“The Future of ERM with Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc”

“Joseph W. Mayo on ESG Events and How They Impact the Risk Management Community”

“The Current State of the Risk Management Profession’s Talent Supply, Future Outlooks, and the Influence of Diversity and Inclusion Programs”

“The Tragedy of the Commons with Les Williams”

RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

RIMS Membership — Whether you are a new member or need to transition, be a part of the global risk management community!

RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Risk Leaders Series — New interview with RIMS 2021 Risk Manager of the Year Michael Harrington!

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring RIMS Treasurer Jennifer Santiago!

Spencer Educational Foundation

RIMS DEI Council


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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“It is really critical to get an executive [in your organization] to understand the areas where you have operations going on that if you do not comply with the applicable environmental regulations … that is likely to get out.” Luke Jacobs


“Consumers are really beginning to be aware of what companies are doing with their environmental and sustainability initiatives.” Luke Jacobs


“A focus on net-zero planning is really coming to the forefront [as well as] thinking more broadly about decarbonization of organizations” Luke Jacobs