Best Practices

RiskNZ embraces the vision that New Zealand prospers because risk is well managed and focusses its programmes and services at strengthening the capability in New Zealand to manage risk. Sharing best practices is at the heart of all we do, and this is accomplished in several ways:


Lunchtime Seminars

Lunchtime seminars are held throughout the year. Meet colleagues, find out the latest in risk thinking. View details about the next seminar here.



View upcoming risk management and associated conferences. You can also check-out presentations from past RiskNZ national conferences. Click here for the next conference.


Strategic Partnerships

The Institute of Risk Management (UK), GRC Institute of Australia, NZ Institute of Internal Auditors, NZ Institute of Directors, Insurance Brokers Association of NZ are indicative of the peak sector bodies that RiskNZ has entered into formal arrangements with so that our members have access to a wide range of contemporary risk management resources, including continuing professional development opportunities. Get more information about these organisations and the benefits by clicking the links below.


The Institute of Risk Management (UK)

GRCI Australia





Guidelines and Tools

Commentary on AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management - Principles and Guidelines

This amends and supersedes AS/NZS 4360:2004 and is available in the Standards New Zealand website.

ISO 10377: 2013 Consumer Product Safety  - Guidelines for Suppliers

This standard sets out systems which suppliers should put in place to ensure compliance and safety of their products. Learn more.


ISO 10393: 2013 Consumer Product Recall - Guidelines for Suppliers

This sets out procedures for a successful recall process should things go wrong. Learn more.


SA/SNZ HB 141:2011 Risk Financing Guidelines

This is a recently published handbook that is an update of an old one and it provides consistency with AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009. It covers both financing techniques (insurance and self-funding) and other less frequently used methods such as those offered by the capital markets. Each description explains where the particular technique may be suitable as well as pointing out factors which may affect its reliablility. Get more information about the contents of the handbook here.

The handbook can be obtained from the Standards New Zealand website.


AS/NZS 5050:2010 Business Continuity - Managing Disruption-related Risk

This was published in 2010 and is available in the Standards New Zealand website.