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 …

Climate Resiliency Strategy and Tactics

Climate resiliency strategy and tactics are different things, but both are necessary. We must apply both rational strategies and pragmatic tactics to set the course to climate resiliency. Over forty years ago, when I first met my wife and business 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 …

Fear, Loathing and Climate Change

Climate change has become a topic of political debate and controversy. Fear, loathing and climate change are inexorably intertwined. Twenty or so years ago, the climate was generally below the public radar. The debate was between academics, industry representatives, and 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 …

Understanding Climate Risk Tolerance

Risk Tolerance and Climate Resiliency  Understanding climate risk tolerance is an essential element for managing your climate resiliency program. Recently, I visited my financial advisor at the bank.  Just as we have done countless times before, we reviewed my investment risk 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 …

Pulling Together for Climate Resiliency

Mainstreaming Climate Resiliency One of my biggest concerns in climate change resiliency work is the emphasis on assessment tools. In this commentary, I focus on pulling together for climate resiliency, making climate resiliency core business. When organizations view climate resiliency Read More …

Climate Resiliency – Tools are not Enough

Many Tools – Many Twists Over the years that we have been working in climate resiliency, we have developed multiple assessment tools.  In the beginning, there were not climate risk assessment tools.  Measuring climate change risk was new.  We seemed to be breaking Read More … Read More … Read More … Read More … Read More ……… 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 …