Choosing the Right Assessment Tool

Choosing the Right Assessment Tool

Today we continue our series of videocasts. In this series, Joan and I address climate, risk and resiliency issues. In this episode, Joel provides his insight on choosing the right risk assessment tool. Choosing the Right Assessment Tool Can Be Difficult Often we a face the daunting task of selecting the right tool for assessing climate change …

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climate, catastrophe and blame

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 of climate, catastrophe and blame Eighteen months ago, my son drove into an intersection just …

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Climate Resiliency Strategy and Tactics

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 partner Joan, we would play Scrabble to while away the hours. This was before we …

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controlling climate assessment costs video

Controlling Climate Assessment Costs

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 companion piece to our blog on the same topic. We posted the original article on …

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Fear, Loathing and Climate Change

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 bureaucrats. There was some political involvement, but it was sporadic and minimal. Canada signed onto …

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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 piece has a uniform tile-like appearance, and each tile has a unique and unaltering place …

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understanding climate risk tolerance

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 profile before we considered my savings plan options.  It occurred to me that I often …

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Climate Resiliency and ERM

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 a follow-up visit. Imagine my concern when he told me that I had fluctuating potassium …

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pulling together for climate resiliency

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 as a mainstream activity, the entire team can pull together. This perspective allows the team …

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Tools Are Not Enough to Achieve Climate Resiliency

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 ………

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