Category Archives: Environmental Liability

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

Legionnaires’ Disease: Microscopic, Deadly—and Insurable

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What the New York City Health Commissioner describes as “the largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that we are aware of in New York City” has so far infected 97 people, but it is just one of many such outbreaks the United … Continue reading →

A Changing Environment for Environmental Risks

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Organizations with environmental exposures – or with real estate/acquisition plans that might make them start thinking about environmental exposures – have several options for including environmental insurance in their risk transfer portfolio. An evolving marketplace is changing the value of … Continue reading →

Helping Business Adapt to Climate Change

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Corporations are keenly concerned about climate change. This was one of the conclusions that came out of an earth day conference panel at Wharton School of Business in conjunction with the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL).  Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2015?

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Our list of emerging risks for 2015 covers the kind of perils that keep risk managers up at night: cyber risk, oil price volatility, the changing demands of today’s workforce, the over-confidence corporations have in the ability of their entity … Continue reading →

The Human Risk Factor: Falsification Leads to Major Pollution

oil leak

An employee at a leading pipeline company, responsible for a massive jet fuel leak near Mitchell International Airport that cost $19 million to clean up, has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges this week in the United States. Continue reading →

The 12 Risks of Christmas: How We Helped Santa This Year

Everyone knows Santa to be a great humanitarian and a “jolly old elf,” but he wants to be known for something else: business transparency. So, in our latest client meeting with St. Nick and his senior elf management, they asked … Continue reading →

Weather-Related Environmental Risks

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On September 24, representatives from the insurance, legal and scientific communities participated in an A.M. Best webinar on Weather Related Environmental Risks to discuss the increased attention on natural hazards/disasters related to climate change, and the pollution liability exposures and … Continue reading →

OSHA Enforcement Applies to Real Estate and Hotel Entities

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Since the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHAct) in 1970, nearly all U.S. employers have the responsibility to: “Ensure each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are … Continue reading →

Environmental Liability Today: Good Risks, Good Rates

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Given the breadth of exposures covered by today’s environmental liability insurance policies, and the highly competitive marketplace for most classes of business, it’s a fantastic time for companies to investigate coverage options if they haven’t done so for a while—and … Continue reading →