The Sunny Side of Climate Optimism

The 1930s song, The Sunny Side of the Street, made famous by jazz singer Louis Armstrong has a special meaning for me, as it is a perfect description of the sunny side of climate optimism. I am an optimist. Consequently, Read More …

Climate, Catastrophe and Blame

The Collision Collisions are like curling. In curling, we hurl stones at each other and the impact results in planned and unplanned consequences that can be catastrophic to your game strategy. In our work, we often confront the same mix Read More …

Controlling Climate Assessment Costs Video

Welcome to the first of an ongoing series of videocasts. In this series, Joan and I will address climate, risk and resiliency issues. In this episode, we present our controlling climate assessment costs video. Notably, this videocast serves as a Read More …

Mahjong, Climate and Mental Health

Life is Not a Mahjong Game Recently, reflecting on childhood memories, I started to contemplate the relationship between mahjong, climate and mental health. I grew up playing mahjong and listening to my family have weekend-long mahjong tournaments. In mahjong, each Read More …

Climate Resiliency and ERM

Change is Inevitable I was thinking about climate resiliency and ERM, and it occurred to me that it is much like personal health management. Not too long ago, I did a general blood scan, and my GP summoned me to Read More …

ERM – A Well Oiled Machine

A Well-Oiled Machine Enterprise risk management (ERM) is like a well-oiled machine. Management culture varies.  Each departmental leader has a different approach and style, which underlies the culture of their business unit.  Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) draws on these differences in style Read More …

Risk – A Distinct Field of Practice

What Does a Risk Management Professional Do? People often ask me what I do as a risk manager. To understand the job, I find that it helps to have context about Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). ERM provides a framework that Read More …

In Praise of Risk Management

There is no good time for bad things to happen! It is often more difficult and expensive to respond to a risk event than to prepare ahead of time. In fact, without preparation, an organization may find it impossible to Read More …