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Risk Management

Don't Freeze Up: 5 Tips to Winterize Your Home

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 01.26.2016 | HuffPost Home
Parker Beauchamp

Extreme cold weather can be hard on both you and your home, bringing with it added exposure and liabilities during the harsh winter season. As temperatures drop, the more susceptible your home becomes to added vulnerabilities.

Embrace Risk and Live a Little

Simon Donato | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Simon Donato

I've learned to love risk and embrace challenges that scare me. I feel that these challenges are my greatest teachers in life, and help me best connect with the true me. While I never dive headlong into high risk endeavors, I've developed strategies that have worked for me in the past and help to increase my comfort level, which allow me to take on challenges that let me soar to new heights.

Terrorism and Insurance: What You Need to Know

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Whether it's TV, the newspaper or social news feeds, today's media coverage is a constant reminder of the violence and civil unrest around the world...

Learning From a Winter of Extremes

Celine Herweijer | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Celine Herweijer

Forecasters expect 2016 to be the warmest year ever recorded. Models suggest this is primarily because of the long term warming trend caused by man-made climate change. But around 25 percent of the warming expected for 2016 is explained by the strong El Niño, which exacerbates the warming impact of climate change.

Why Smart Employers Promote Workplace Wellness and Paid Time Off

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

43 million Americans do not have paid time off (PTO). In fact, the U.S. is the only developed nation that doesn't require employers to provide this benefit. But does limiting sick time help or harm employers and their employees?

Holiday Hazards: Tips to Prevent House Fires

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 12.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Parker Beauchamp

As we head into the holiday season, shiny decorations and festive winter treats are likely to adorn your home. From Christmas trees and menorahs, to...

How to Prepare Your Business for Seasonal Employees

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

For businesses that experience a particularly high season and have little need for a full staff year-round, hiring temporary staff (or "temps") is an ideal way to supplement personnel. However, employers are often left uncertain about what is and is not required to manage and protect their seasonal employees.

Paris 11/13: Strength And Solace, Not Surprise

Dante Disparte | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Dante Disparte

An idea, however hateful and misaligned, can only be totally eradicated by another idea. How the world responds -- and respond we must -- to this new face of trans-national terrorism will determine whether we finally begin make gains against this menace.

How to Host a Headache-Free Office Holiday Party

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Stimulated by eggnog and company dollars, holiday celebrations can turn into holiday disasters in a matter of minutes. Since there are many liabilities party throwers (and party goers) don't consider, below I've outlined four common liabilities to be cognizant of prior to the upcoming holiday season.

Telecommuting: The Pros, Cons and Risks of Working from Home

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Allowing employees to work from home, otherwise known as "telecommuting," is becoming a common human resources discussion. One of the main focuses of this discussion is how this trend affects companies.

Keeping Stakeholders Safe at Global Events

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Emerging markets, innovative technology and the desire to learn from each are driving the continued growth of global events and conferences.

The Cost of Glory: The Risks Athletes Need to Know

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports
Parker Beauchamp

Student athletes spend years perfecting their skills on and off the field with hopes that they will be offered the dream of a lifetime: A scholarship to play college football. In other words, it's the golden ticket they need to take their sports career to the next level.

Volkswagen and the Price of Reputation Risk

Dante Disparte | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

While the noxious smog is still spreading over Volkswagen's alleged emission-rigging, questions emerge about how and if the world's largest automaker by volume can regain its footing. Mr. Matthias Mueller, VW's newly appointed CEO, has an unenviable task before him.

How to Grow Wealth Faster Through Proactive Risk Management

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

There are now 10.1 million millionaires in the U.S., up from 9.6 million in 2013. At the current rate, nearly 500,000 people will become millionaires this year, ushering them into what is often considered the threshold for high net worth individuals (HNWI).

What Are You Afraid of Anyway?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

Next time you are worrying about something, ask yourself what the specific scenario you are worried about is. The more you can practice getting clear on this, the better prepared you will be when it comes to evaluating risk!

Check Your Risk Exposure

Terry Savage | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Terry Savage

Have you ever made a list of all our personal risks and vulnerabilities? It can be a shocking undertaking. But corporations across America are now required to do "enterprise risk management" (ERM) studies. And so should you.

Taming the Dragon: Risk Demystified

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

Taming the Dragon by User "Andy" (CC BY-ND 2.0), via Flickr. As humans, we tend to fear the unknown. If a person or situation is familiar, we know w...

The Cost of Exposure: Celebrity Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Snapchat and more, social media has given us unfettered access to one another -- to our friends, to strangers, and for celebrities, to their fans.

Blaming China Is Not the Answer

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Global investors and lenders have learned relatively little since 2008, creating more bubbles, ignoring more warning signs, and, until recently, continuing to party like it's 1999. The chickens are coming home to roost.

Building Trust: Effective Board Governance in Times of Public Scrutiny

Harlan Loeb | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Harlan Loeb

At the recent Aspen Critical Issues & Risk Forum, participants delved into the implications for board directors of the perilous increase in corporate risk.

How Taking Managed Risks Improves Your Life

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Whether you're starting your career, are the owner of an established company, you're planning an adventure, or considering a major purchase. Your number one priority should be learning how to identify and manage risks. Mastering this skill will enable you to make informed, strategic decisions.

History Tells Us That 2016 Will See a Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.

Why I reject the Precautionary Principle!

Martin Bunzl | Posted 07.08.2015 | Green
Martin Bunzl

Nature forces such choices on us, and what we really need is a guide to how to weigh harm in the pursuit of the good. A guide to decide when the good outweighs the harm. Never says the Precautionary Principle!

How Do I Get This Up and Running? -- Part II: Should My Program Be Centralized or Decentralized?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Tom Garrubba

It's also important to have a solid understanding of the benefits and hindrances of both centralized and decentralized program models before selecting the right one for your organization.

How Can You Attain Sustainability Results? Try Triple-A (AAA)

Mark Coleman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Increasingly, governments, businesses, and consumers are trying to get there arms around complex and converging sustainability-related risks: climate, resource scarcity, food supplies, geo-political conflict, economic inequality, disease, hunger, human rights, and so on.