Articles by Lori Widmer

Risky Rhetoric: When Personal Opinions Damage Corporate Brands

Risky Rhetoric: When Personal Opinions Damage Corporate Brands

When employees express opinions in public forums, their personal biases can threaten the entire company’s reputation.

 
The Hidden Risks of Outsourcing

The Hidden Risks of Outsourcing

As the standards of doing business change along the supply chain, will outsourcing end up costing companies more in the long run?

 
Marijuana: The Implications of Legalization

Marijuana: The Implications of Legalization

As more states and municipalities consider legalizing marijuana, insurance coverages and workplace policies have to evolve.

 
A City Stalled

A City Stalled

After decades of decline, Detroit is trying to reorganize under the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

 
Woman at Work: Why Women Should Lead Risk Management

Woman at Work: Why Women Should Lead Risk Management

Female traits create great risk managers. This is good news for gender equality — and even better news for business.

 
Is Risk Management Obsolete?

Is Risk Management Obsolete?

The last to be consulted and the first to be blamed, risk management has struggled to show its relevance.

 
Insurance-Linked Securities: Bridging the Gap Between Insurance and Finance

Insurance-Linked Securities: Bridging the Gap Between Insurance and Finance

What’s old is new again as the insurance-linked securities market hit a new stride in the wake of the financial crisis.

 
Full of Holes

Full of Holes

With the euro zone in turmoil, will those engaged in this grand experiment pull together or will a Greek exit splinter the union? And what does it all mean for companies in the United States?

 
The Stranger Side of Risk

The Stranger Side of Risk

For some, the risks of transporting guns, evading cannibals and masking pimples are just business as usual.

 
Brain Drain: Replacing the Exodus of Retiring Risk Managers

Brain Drain: Replacing the Exodus of Retiring Risk Managers

Risk management street smarts are on the verge of disappearing thanks to a mass exodus of veteran talent.

 
Risk Management Makeover

Risk Management Makeover

Before complaining that their superiors don’t listen to them, maybe risk managers should look in their mirror. It might be time for a new image.

 
The Supply Chain Balancing Act

The Supply Chain Balancing Act

What do you really know about the risks in your global supply chain? It is likely much more precarious than you think.

 
Immovable Objects

Immovable Objects

Complacent boards of directors often retain CEOs past the expiration date of their effectiveness. But they shouldn’t fear change.

 
The Future of Ratings

The Future of Ratings

How rating agencies gained so much power, helped tank the economy and figure into the future of risk assessment.

 
The Cloud and Your Data

The Cloud and Your Data

More and more companies are turning to cloud computing for data storage. The benefits are many. But so are the risks.