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 …

Through the Climate Lens and Beyond

The Federal Government published the Climate Lens for Canada on June 1, 2018. But, what happens when we step through the Climate Lens and beyond? The Climate Lens creates a requirement that new projects that apply for Federal funding must Read More …

Balance and Climate Resiliency

Why Resiliency? Over the years our work has addressed both climate change adaptation and mitigation. Mitigation is reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Adaptation is hardening assets to make our infrastructure stand up to unpredictable and violent weather. Some people believe these Read More …

Controlling Climate Assessment Costs

Must Climate Risk Assessment be Prohibitively Expensive? We often speak with folks who believe that assessing their climate risk will be prohibitively expensive. As a result, they don’t act. Unfortunately, for most organizations, inaction leaves them exposed to potentially devastating 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 …

Training as Canadian Risk Managers

Why CRM? People ask why we chose to qualify as Canadian Risk Managers this late in our career. We are at a stage in our careers when most folks are looking forward to retirement. The simple answer is that we Read More …

A New Beginning

16 Years Over the last sixteen years at Nodelcorp, Joan and I worked on over 140 different projects.  In the early days of the company, we worked primarily on greenhouse gas mitigation.  We sorted out emission profiles for our clients and developed Read More …