Natural Catastrophes

Year in Risk 2016

Year in Risk 2016

A review of some of the most important risk events of the year can help risk professionals guide their organizations toward future success.

 
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.

 
Four Years After Sandy, Storm Resilience Lags

Four Years After Sandy, Storm Resilience Lags

Efforts to fortify New York and New Jersey coastlines against storm damage are still ongoing.

 
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.

 
Mitigating Evolving Water Threats

Mitigating Evolving Water Threats

As climate change takes its toll, businesses must act to address flood and drought risks.

 
Strategies for Funding Wildfire Mitigation

Strategies for Funding Wildfire Mitigation

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

 
Reviewing Your Insurance Coverage in Advance of Hurricane Season

Reviewing Your Insurance Coverage in Advance of Hurricane Season

With weather patterns and storm severity growing less predictable, a comprehensive disaster recovery plan—including reliable insurance protection—is a vital risk management task for any business.

 
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.

 
Climate Change Tops Global Concerns

Climate Change Tops Global Concerns

The World Economic Forum highlights the greatest risks facing the planet this year.