Articles by Caroline McDonald

Managing Energy Sector Risks

Managing Energy Sector Risks

A new study highlights both the growing risk management capabilities and enduring barriers in the energy sector.

 
The Surprising Toll of Invasive Species

The Surprising Toll of Invasive Species

Non-native plants and animals can cause billions of dollars in damage every year.

 
Captive Trends Reflect Today’s Business Needs

Captive Trends Reflect Today’s Business Needs

A recent report sheds light on what kinds of companies are using captives and why.

 
Adapting to Innovation Risks

Adapting to Innovation Risks

While innovation is necessary to move companies forward, it also presents another set of risks.

 
Fertility Clinic Failures Highlight Storage Risks

Fertility Clinic Failures Highlight Storage Risks

Equipment malfunctions at two fertility clinics underscore the need for better safeguards.

 
Risk Complexity Increasing

Risk Complexity Increasing

A majority of organizations recently experienced operational surprise due to unexpected risks.

 
Active Shooter Coverage Gaining Traction

Active Shooter Coverage Gaining Traction

Insurance products are adapting as the number of mass shootings grows.

 
Q&A: Communicating Risk

Q&A: Communicating Risk

RIMS President Robert Cartwright, Jr., discusses the evolution of risk management.

 
M&A Growth Consistent in 2018

M&A Growth Consistent in 2018

Despite large recent acquisitions, M&A activity is expected to largely comprise smaller transactions in 2018.

 
The Rising Tide of ­Maritime Shipping Risks

The Rising Tide of ­Maritime Shipping Risks

New technology and increased global trade have led to new risks for the shipping industry.

 
Global Fraud Incidents on the Rise

Global Fraud Incidents on the Rise

As incidents continue to rise, the lines between forms of fraud are increasingly blurred.

 
Insurance Buyers Face Shifting Market

Insurance Buyers Face Shifting Market

Willis Towers Watson’s Joe Peiser discusses what insurance buyers can expect in the coming year.

 
Preventing Employee Lawsuits

Preventing Employee Lawsuits

Employee lawsuits cost companies an average of $160,000 for cases that result in a defense and settlement payment.

 
Can Employees Be Fired for Political Action?

Can Employees Be Fired for Political Action?

Employers must tread carefully when addressing employees who act on controversial beliefs.

 
ERM Benchmarks

ERM Benchmarks

Adoption and advancement of enterprise risk management programs are on the rise, but considerable room for improvement remains.