Articles by Caroline McDonald

Attitudes Toward Corruption

Attitudes Toward Corruption

A gap between the perceived effectiveness of a company’s compliance program and reality gives businesses a false sense of security.

 
Planning for Water Shortages

Planning for Water Shortages

Multi-year droughts may be part of a new normal that requires businesses to plan ahead for water shortages.

 
U.S. Businesses Lag Behind on ERM

U.S. Businesses Lag Behind on ERM

A study found U.S. companies have more immature ERM processes than those in any other region.

 
Taking Control of Legionnaires’ Disease

Taking Control of Legionnaires’ Disease

A recent outbreak reminds building managers to take critical precautions.

 
Advantages of Strategic Risk Management

Advantages of Strategic Risk Management

SRM addresses risks that are disruptive, but also looks at a risk’s “flip side.”

 
Risk Students Face Real-World Challenges

Risk Students Face Real-World Challenges

The Spencer/RIMS Risk Management Challenge helps students bridge the gap between classroom lessons and real-world implementation.

 
Leveraging Compliance

Leveraging Compliance

Despite rising regulatory risks and ambitious growth plans, compliance departments are often not involved in strategic planning.

 
Onward and Upward: Trends in Captive Insurance

Onward and Upward: Trends in Captive Insurance

Trends in the captive insurance market point to continued growth and expansion.

 
Amtrak Derailment Spurs Focus on Safety

Amtrak Derailment Spurs Focus on Safety

Updated safety technology could have prevented May’s deadly crash in Philadelphia.

 
Hurricanes and Climate Change

Hurricanes and Climate Change

Has climate change had any effect on the hurricanes driving catastrophe market losses?

 
Q&A: Finding Fault with Faulty Workmanship

Q&A: Finding Fault with Faulty Workmanship

Attorney Tracy Alan Saxe discusses one of the ways property owners miss out on claims.

 
Risk and the Bottom Line

Risk and the Bottom Line

Organizations with a proactive risk management focus saw the benefits in annual profit margins.

 
Coverage Scarce for Crude Oil Haulers

Coverage Scarce for Crude Oil Haulers

The increased demand for oil trucking has outpaced insurance coverage availability.

 
The Costs of Not Going Paperless

The Costs of Not Going Paperless

Capturing and storing data on paper forms costs businesses worldwide more than $30 billion annually.

 
In the Event of an Emergency

In the Event of an Emergency

Events like RIMS 2015 require hospitality professionals to become risk managers.