Natural Catastrophes

Taming the Beast: Will Insurance Market Cycles Become a Thing of the Past?

Taming the Beast: Will Insurance Market Cycles Become a Thing of the Past?

Property/casualty insurance market cycles may one day become a thing of the past.

 
Texas Floods Highlight Urban Vulnerability

Texas Floods Highlight Urban Vulnerability

Recent storms show how urbanization magnifies the impact of natural catastrophes.

 
Q&A: Taking a Broader Risk Perspective

Q&A: Taking a Broader Risk Perspective

FM Global’s Bret Ahnell discusses resiliency, risk mitigation and the insurance market.

 
Assessing Canadian Flood Preparedness

Assessing Canadian Flood Preparedness

Researchers assessed the preparedness of 15 Canadian cities to encourage flood resilience efforts and benchmark progress.

 
Hurricanes and Climate Change

Hurricanes and Climate Change

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

 
Gauging Supply Chain Resilience

Gauging Supply Chain Resilience

According to the 2015 FM Global Resilience Index, Norway is the world’s most resilient nation.

 
The Disaster Detectives

The Disaster Detectives

FEMA’s Mitigation Assessment Teams investigate disasters in an effort to strengthen emergency preparedness nationwide.

 
Emergency Planning for Animals

Emergency Planning for Animals

Citizens and regulators alike increasingly demand that emergency plans take animals into account.

 
Drones Take Flight

Drones Take Flight

Unmanned aerial vehicles offer insurers the opportunity to enhance the way they do business, while also demanding they come up with new solutions.

 
Big Easy Resilience

Big Easy Resilience

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans navigates the road to recovery.

 
Natural Catastrophe Losses Below Average in 2014

Natural Catastrophe Losses Below Average in 2014

Global natural disasters caused drastically lower economic and insured losses in 2014.

 
The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

For insurers, the climate change debate is quickly becoming irrelevant as potentially catastrophic threats demand taking the subject very seriously.

 
Thirsty Business

Thirsty Business

Organizations increasingly adopt water management strategies to control costs and combat the looming threat of scarcity.

 
Lightning Strikes on the Rise?

Lightning Strikes on the Rise?

By 2100, scientists predict lightning strikes in the continental United States will increase by 50%.

 
Insurers Unprepared for Climate Risks

Insurers Unprepared for Climate Risks

Only about half of property/casualty insurers are comprehensively addressing climate risks.