Tag Archives : #ClimateChange

Life in ‘interesting’ times

The following article, developed by Michael O’Neil and Mary Allen, first appeared in April/May 2015 edition of Claims Canada magazine. While most of us seek to fill our days with interesting activities, the expression “may you live in interesting times” is generally thought to be a curse. Insurers would likely agree with this interpretation, as […]

Glenn McGillivray, managing director, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

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Risky business: location-based intelligence tackles credit management

Change is a constant in the financial world. But over the last decade, the pace and magnitude of change have introduced new imperatives in the management of credit risk. As regulators continue to increase the breadth and depth of regulatory oversight, companies are wrestling to address growing requirements while protecting profitability. Looming over these policy-level […]

The Sunday Infographic: How Many Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide…?

InsightaaS: As regular Across the Net readers know, we’re in the habit of publishing an infographic each Sunday. Some readers may remember that in late April we broke with that tradition, publishing instead a link to the superb “World’s Biggest Data Breaches” interactive visualization from Information is Beautiful. Today, we return to Information is Beautiful […]

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States

InsightaaS: The Risky Business project was launched in October, 2013 to focus on “quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate.” Although it is a relatively new initiative, it has very deep roots at the highest level of the US business and political communities: the three co-chairs include Michael Bloomberg […]

Jonathan Koomey: Climate change as an adaptive challenge

InsightaaS: It is our practice to feature posts on environmental or social policy issues in our Sunday editions of Across the Net. This week, we have the privilege of highlighting an exceptional post by Jonathan Koomey, Consulting Professor at Stanford University. Regular readers of this section will recognize Koomey as a source that InsightaaS and […]