Articles by Caroline McDonald

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.

 
Pollution Risks for Contractors

Pollution Risks for Contractors

While the construction industry is seeing a revival, the skilled labor shortage has increased the risk of errors.

 
Better Supply Chain Monitoring

Better Supply Chain Monitoring

Many of the tools companies are using to monitor their supply chains are not adequate to identify compliance and reputation risks.

 
Compliance Officers Under Fire

Compliance Officers Under Fire

As new regulations put increased focus on individual accountability, more chief compliance officers are questioning their careers.

 
The Insurance Impact of the Fort McMurray Wildfires

The Insurance Impact of the Fort McMurray Wildfires

Canada’s costliest natural disaster will have significant insurance implications.

 
The Weakest Supply Chain Link

The Weakest Supply Chain Link

As supply chains become more digitally interconnected, they are also becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack.

 
Captive Creativity

Captive Creativity

Many innovative companies are developing new strategic uses for their captives.