Wellness and Injury Prevention: It Ain’t Oil and Vinegar!


Add 15 years and 35 pounds (13.6 kgs) to a worker whose job duties require lifting, agility, balance or physical exertion and you vastly increase their risk of work-related injury. This is happening a lot. The obesity epidemic in the … Continue reading →

30 Years Later: the Ontario Tornadoes of May 1985


On May 31, 1985, a deadly tornado outbreak struck the Northeastern United States and Canada, causing widespread property damage and loss of life. Continue reading →

Convergence and Social Media Influence Across Industries

TMT convergence

Social media is causing an interesting convergence of sectors within technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). Technology firms are finding themselves becoming social media companies. Telecommunication firms are finding themselves in the tech business. It’s not exactly “dogs and cats living … Continue reading →

Challenging the “Murder on the Orient Express Defence”


The latest slew of fines against banks (almost US $6 billion) in wake of the FOREX scandal has attracted predictable headlines from the press along the lines of “How can it be that so few individuals have been held to … Continue reading →

Scarier Than Hackers for Your Business: The Social Engineer

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What is scarier than a skillful hacker with bad intentions who has accessed personally identifiable information by infiltrating a company’s network of computer systems? How about a smooth-talking con-artist intent on getting your firm’s employees to just hand over a … 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 →

VIDEO: Asia Aviation Sector Is Taking Off

Willis-IATA-AAPA Aviation Insurance Conference: Interviewee collage

In this video from the Willis-IATA-AAPA Aviation Insurance Conference in Hong Kong earlier this year, aviation experts from across the region describe the huge opportunity that Asia represents for the sector. Continue reading →

Strong El Niño on the Way?

Probabilistic sea surface temperature forecast from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble, made early May 2015, for the October-November-December 2015 average. Forecast is expressed as percent likelihood for each of three categories: Above normal, below normal, and near normal. Figure from CPC.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a “substantial” El Niño ahead, but about a year ago we also had predictions of a strong El Niño that never arrived. Will it be different this time? Continue reading →

Five Good Reasons to “Up” Your Workplace Wellness Game

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…And None of Them Are “To Decrease Medical Costs” The recent assumption that a dollar invested in wellness pays off three- to five-fold is giving way to a more enlightened (and credible) viewpoint that workplace wellness programs offer tremendous value … Continue reading →

Navigating China’s Growing Insurance Market

Chinese Insurance Market: One of the Most Dynamic and Changing Markets in the World

China’s insurance market is one of the most dynamic and changing insurance markets in the world. Hand in hand with that new opportunity and flexibility come changing rules and regulations that should be considered when looking to enter the China … Continue reading →