By Scott G. Stephenson
With the new year upon us, many executives likely are sitting at their desks trying to divine what risks and rewards the next year or two may hold. I’m no more prescient than anyone else, but I think it’s safe to say some emerging risks will enter the mainstream, and new risks will emerge – they always do.
By Karthik Balakrishnan
By Dawn Mortimer
In the fast-paced world of connected autos, the future has arrived: eight of the top ten personal auto insurance carriers have implemented their own usage-based insurance (UBI) programs. In the current market, insurers that haven’t piloted or implemented a UBI program may be falling behind, a delay that could negatively affect profitability.
By John Galantowicz
Every day, a battery of Earth-observing systems is collecting an astonishing breadth of information globally. Satellites in space as well as gauges, instruments, and sensors across Earth’s surface together are providing a continuously updating data stream. They watch for long-term changes in natural land cover and human land use; rain, wind, and temperature changes in the atmosphere; water in the soil and over land; extreme flows in rivers; and rising tides, tsunamis, and storm surges in the oceans.
By Doug Jentzsch
By Tammy Viggato
Two ladders loosely joined with rope and duct tape—that was someone’s idea of an extension ladder. And it’s what one commercial building manager provided to an ISO property inspector to access the roof of his building. Another commercial building manager had no ladder, so he offered to hoist an inspector up to the roof using a wooden pallet and a forklift. In other cases, building managers have flat out refused to grant access.
By Kami Blake
When dealing with supply chain material compliance (SCMC), choosing the best of bad options is a default position that companies often attempt to avoid. Wide-ranging regulations touched by SCMC cover product safety, social responsibility, global chemical and materials regulations, and downstream customer expectations imposed upon manufacturers, distributors, importers, and exporters of regulated materials.