The transfer is not a recommended strategic response to positive risks. transfer is a strategic response to negative risks. it is used to transfer the responsibility and burden of the negative risk to a third party. risk tends to be considered for its negative impact more often than for its positive impact. it is important to remember that most projects have positive risks, or opportunities, that can potentially benefit the project. the three strategic responses to positive risks are exploit, enhance, and share. the three strategic responses to negative risks are avoid, transfer, and mitigate.