Risk Management

What is risk management?

Risk management is a process of proactively identifying issues and assessing their potential impact on the University. Taking a proactive approach allows the University to anticipate risk and make informed business decisions. Depending on the circumstances, the University may choose to either avoid risk or assume it.

Education and Training

The Risk Financing and Insurance department provides access to numerous internal and external resources to help risk owners better understand their organization’s current level of risk management maturity. 

Topics covered range from general concepts to specific risk exposures and alternative mitigation approaches. Please contact the Risk Financing and Insurance staff for more information.

Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk management is a process of proactively identifying issues and assessing their potential impact on the University. Taking a proactive approach allows the University to anticipate risk and make informed business decisions. Depending on the circumstances, the University may choose to either avoid risk or assume it. Harvard University is concerned with five risk areas.