The Risk Institute

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The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is a consortium of forward-thinking companies and academics that understand effective risk management strategies not only protect firms, but position firms to create growth and value. We help members consider risk from all perspectives: legal, operational, strategic, reputational, talent, financial, and so many more.

The Risk Institute operates at the intersection of risk research and risk management practice, focusing on an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to risk management.

  • Rooted in Research: We fund and distribute leading edge risk research in order to leverage risk as opportunity
  • Committed to Collaboration: We partner with academics, students, and executives from a broad cross-section of industries
  • Dedicated to Education: We equip students and executives with the knowledge to lead their companies through risk's threats and opportunities with confidence


About The Risk Institute      Upcoming Events      Membership


Upcoming Events

January 27, 2021: Change Management in Today’s Evolving Business Landscape 

February 17, 2021: Data Ethics & Emerging Trends  

March 2021: Managing the Exacerbation of Mental Health Issues

April 2021: Prolonged Recession & High Levels of Structural Unemployment

May 2021: Exploring the Change in Business and Consumer Behavior

June 2021: The Effects of the Wave of Bankruptcies and Consolidations

Details and Registration 

COVID-19 Survey Highlights virus icon

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

COVID-19 Survey

If you would like to learn more about pandemic planning and business continuity, The Risk Institute is here to help.  Reach out to for information, resources or to set up a meeting. 


Founding Members

    The Ohio State University Risk Institute Founding Members


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    Phil Renaud
    Executive Director, The Risk Institute 

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