Articles by Caroline McDonald

Notepad: Risk in Review – July/August

Notepad: Risk in Review – July/August

Investigating the cause of London’s Grenfell Tower fire, Uber’s CEO resigns, and more.

 
IoT Risks for the Oil and Gas Industry

IoT Risks for the Oil and Gas Industry

The internet of things has improved productivity and lowered costs in the oil and gas industry, but also introduces vulnerability to cyberattacks.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – June

Notepad: Risk in Review – June

Hacking the French election, a unicorn fight, a reputation crisis at United Airlines and more.

 
Board Oversight and Sustainability

Board Oversight and Sustainability

Environmental, social, and governance initiatives appear to be directly related to a company’s long-term performance and profitability.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – May

Notepad: Risk in Review – May

North Carolina’s bathroom bill repeal, the Atlantic hurricane season outlook and more.

 
The Infrastructure Investment Gap

The Infrastructure Investment Gap

The United States spends only 2.5% of its GDP on infrastructure.

 
Arson Dogs to the Rescue

Arson Dogs to the Rescue

Fire scene investigators team up with trained canine detectives to help sniff out foul play.

 
Oroville Dam Highlights Infrastructure Risks

Oroville Dam Highlights Infrastructure Risks

The near-collapse of a California dam underlines the perils of decaying infrastructure.

 
Only Humans Can Prevent Wildfires

Only Humans Can Prevent Wildfires

A study of wildfires in the United States found that the number of blazes caused by humans is much higher than previously believed.

 
Low Margins Put Shipping at Risk

Low Margins Put Shipping at Risk

Market conditions in the shipping industry may mean crises for cargo companies.

 
Delivering Risk

Delivering Risk

As restaurant deliveries become more popular, so do the accompanying risks.

 
Steady Supply: The 2017 P/C Insurance Market Outlook

Steady Supply: The 2017 P/C Insurance Market Outlook

Declining premium rates and abundant capacity point to a favorable market for property/casualty insurance in 2017.

 
Marijuana in the Workplace

Marijuana in the Workplace

Only seven states do not allow usage of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, but complicated workers compensation issues remain.

 
Hurricane Matthew’s Destructive Path

Hurricane Matthew’s Destructive Path

Experts survey the toll of Hurricane Matthew’s damage from Haiti to the Southeast United States.

 
Insurers and Climate Change

Insurers and Climate Change

While more U.S. insurers are improving their disclosure and management of climate risk, most are still giving it minimal attention.