Environmental Risk

Building Resilience: Using Rating Systems to Mitigate Disaster Risk

Building Resilience: Using Rating Systems to Mitigate Disaster Risk

Resilience ratings can ensure that natural disasters have a low impact on critical building infrastructure.

 
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.

 
Heading for Disaster

Heading for Disaster

Many middle-market companies are still unprepared to ensure business continuity in the wake of natural disasters.

 
Strategies for Funding Wildfire Mitigation

Strategies for Funding Wildfire Mitigation

Communities struggle with the cost of wildfires as climate change increases their likelihood.

 
Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

As hurricane season approaches, the shipping industry must take steps to protect its operations and the rest of the supply chain.

 
Addressing Business Interruption Exposures

Addressing Business Interruption Exposures

Having the right business interruption coverage could be the key to surviving a disaster.

 
The Challenges of Hurricane Forecasting

The Challenges of Hurricane Forecasting

Year-to-year variability in the tropics and the combination, El Nino and other climate factors complicate hurricane forecasting for the 2016 season.

 
Under Fire: Planning for Wildfire Risk

Under Fire: Planning for Wildfire Risk

After a record-breaking wildfire season in 2015, it is more critical than ever for businesses to develop plans to protect their property and personnel.

 
Getting the Lead Out

Getting the Lead Out

Flint’s water contamination crisis underscores a risk faced by communities around the country.

 
Tapping Into Environmental Coverage

Tapping Into Environmental Coverage

Companies often overlook existing insurance policies that cover environmental liability claims.

 
Record Heat Fuels Climate Change Concerns

Record Heat Fuels Climate Change Concerns

Amid landmark temperatures, nations look to mitigate the mounting dangers of climate change.

 
Year In Risk 2015

Year In Risk 2015

Some of the year’s biggest events have lasting implications for the future of risk management.

 
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.

 
Scratching the Surface: The Animas River Spill and the Risks of Abandoned Mines

Scratching the Surface: The Animas River Spill and the Risks of Abandoned Mines

The Animas River spill highlights the environmental and regulatory risks posed by thousands of abandoned mines across the country.

 
The Broadening Scope of Pollution Legal Liability Insurance

The Broadening Scope of Pollution Legal Liability Insurance

Now that pollution legal liability policies are widening the scope of potential coverage, issues of notice and disclosure are the likeliest flashpoints for coverage disputes.