Adapting to Climate Change: Directors & Officers Liability


When the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission told U.S. public companies in 2010 to disclose climate matters, the Commission made it clear that it was not creating new disclosure obligations, but rather clarifying existing duties as respects potentially material risks—thus … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Environmental Liability


Over the past several years, more and more companies are becoming increasingly aware of climate change issues and the necessity for sustainability/resiliency planning.  This awareness comes in many forms but primarily centers on how their business might be affected financially … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Weather Risk


Climate change doesn’t happen overnight. But it can happen relatively rapidly as we have seen over the past decades – according to the majority of scientists, we’ve seen a warming trend faster than most naturally occurring fluctuations. Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Disaster Planning


As the business community in general prepares for a world with climate change, human resources departments also need to be involved in that planning.  Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Supply Chain Resilience


The recently published Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlights a number of expected changes in the climate, including the continual shrinkage of arctic ice cover, a rise in average global sea levels, ocean acidification that will impact the … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Renewable Energy


Climate change is arguably one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century, and one both the construction and insurance industries are required to step-up to on several different fronts. For its part, the energy sector has to meet the … Continue reading →

Special Report: Adapting to Climate Change

WillisWire Special Feature: Adapting to Climate Change

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group warns that no one on the planet will be untouched by the damaging effects of global warming in coming decades. While public policy and government intervention can … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Captive Insurance


We have been talking about climate change for what seems like forever; debating the causes and arguing over the consequences. The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urges that we respond now to the risks posed … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Agriculture


One of the areas hit hardest by changing global weather patterns is the agricultural economy, particularly in developing nations who are believed to be the ones most exposed and vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The publication of the … Continue reading →

Human Capital: The Hidden Risk to Your Business

disengaged employees

If given the chance, most of your employees would walk out the door at the first opportunity. Now more than ever, employees are disengaged at work. According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, easily three quarters of employees are … Continue reading →