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Sep 20, 2022

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


The RIMS Canada Conference 2022 was held last week from September 11‒14th in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Your host, Justin Smulison, had the chance to meet some of his old friends, make some new friends, and speak with some of the leaders in risk, insurance, education, and global policy; as well as some award-winners that have elevated or continued to advance the risk profession.


This episode was produced and recorded live, on-site, at the conference — so join in for the ambiance and fantastic interviews with keynote speaker Janice Gross Stein, award recipient Stéphane Cossette, and risk leader Bernard McNulty!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:14] About RIMScast.

[:27] About today’s episode.

[:37] Upcoming RIMS webinars, workshops, events, and more!

[2:50] More about today’s episode with Susan Gillies-Hipp.

[3:24] Today’s first live on-site interview with Janice Gross Stein.

[4:22] Janice shares what they spoke about in their keynote.

[5:13] Do catastrophes like wars and pandemics change the trajectory of where we’re going regarding how we think about risk?

[6:02] Janice’s experiences with risk managers and professionals.

[7:05] Is Janice in touch with any of their students that have gone on to be risk professionals?

[8:20] Janice’s words of advice for those who are just joining the risk profession.

[9:10] Justin thanks Janice for joining him!

[9:20] Justin introduces and welcomes Stéphane Cossette to RIMScast!

[10:03] Stéphane shares his experience of returning to the RIMS Canada Conference.

[10:31] Stéphane was awarded the Donald M. Stuart award at the RIMS Canada Conference. Stéphane shares his thoughts and feelings on being honored in such a way.

[12:00] What Stéphane thinks Canadian risk managers and professionals need to know to succeed in 2022 and beyond.

[13:02] About Stéphane’s session at the RIMS Canada Conference as well as his advice for the next generation of risk professionals.

[14:19] Justin congratulates Stéphane once again on his award and thanks him for joining RIMScast!

[14:38] About RIMS’s upcoming virtual workshop: “Contractual Risk Transfer Canada.” Be sure to register before the 19th! Links below!

[15:09] Today’s final guest, Bernard McNulty of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Americas.

[15:56] What Bernard and Allianz have done to attract and retain talent that is new in terms of process or initiatives.

[18:58] Bernard’s advice on what risk and insurance professions can do to attract and retain new talent?

[21:33] Bernard shares his excitement about returning to RIMS Canada Conference 2022.

[22:26] Justin thanks Bernard for joining!

[22:36] Justin thanks today’s guests and shares some of the links to check in today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

RIMS ERM Conference 2022 — November 10‒11, 2022 | Indianapolis, IN — Agenda Now Live!

Spencer Educational Foundation | Annual Gala Returns Sept. 22, 2022

RIMS Western Regional — Oct. 3‒5, 2022 — Long Beach, CA

In-Person Events:

RIMS Events App Apple | Google Play


RIMS Buyers Guide

Contribute to RIMS Risk Management magazine

Dan Kugler Risk Manager on Campus Grant

Sponsor RIMScast: Contact or for more information.

Virtual Workshops:

Contractual Risk Transfer Canada — Oct. 19‒20 | 12:00‒6:00 pm EST | Registration Closes Oct. 18 — Register Now!

RIMS South Asia Risk Forum — Dec. 2‒3, 2022 in Mumbai, India

See the full calendar of RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars:

“Supply Chain Risk Management for Product Manufacturers: Production Risk Management in the Post-COVID Environment” | Presented by the RIMS International Council | Sept. 7, 2022

“Coverage Conversation: Economic Outlook and the P/C Marketplace” | Sponsored by Gallagher CORE 360 Insights | Sept. 8, 2022

“Reduce Your Risk of Electrical Fires” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants | Sept. 15, 2022

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“Aon’s 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Overview” (NEW)

“ESG Through the Risk Lens” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“A Look at the Cyber Insurance Market” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“How to Reduce Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Risks” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Managing Global Geopolitical Risk in 2022 and Beyond” | Sponsored by AXA XL

Keeping Subcontractors Safe Through Partner Elevation” | Sponsored by Highwire

“ESG: A Responsibility and a Growing Megatrend” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Focusing on Your Team to Deliver Exceptional Quality and Service to Your Clients”

| Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Bermuda Opportunities in 2022 with BDA Chair Stephen Weinstein” | Sponsored by Bermuda Business Development Agency

“SyncR: A Tool to Enhance Your Risk Quality & Insurance Strategy” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Navigating the Risk Landscape in 2022” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Prioritizing People: Expertise and Innovation” | Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Risk Findings for the Industrial & Manufacturing Industry” | Sponsored by Aon

“Establishing the Right Assurance to Request From Business Partners” | Sponsored by HITRUST

“Aon’s 2021 Retail Industry Overview” | Sponsored by Aon

“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

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

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring RIMS-CRMP Chairman Ward Ching!

Spencer Educational Foundation

RIMS DEI Council

RIMS Path to the Boardroom


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Janice Gross Stein’s Profile

Stéphane Cossette’s LinkedIn

Bernard McNulty’s LinkedIn


Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“We need to change the way we think about risk. The last 30 years are a very poor guide for the next 30. We are seeing convergent pressures here. We know where we’ve been, but we’re not sure about where we’re going.” Janice Gross Stein


“We need to fuse our concept of risk rather than continue to think about risk in very siloed ways.” — Janice Gross Stein


“Risk management is mostly about networking. It’s a business of good faith but how can you have good faith if you don’t know the people? Being back [at the RIMS Canada Conference] is — to me — worth the time. I recommend everyone come to conferences.” — Stéphane Cossette


“Take any chance you can. It’s not about day-to-day work. …The bulk of your career will be built on relationships and the knowledge … and expertise you require. So RIMS is the perfect platform to get to that.” — Stéphane Cossette