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Are you taking big risks with your risk management?

by Vose Risk Consulting and Software  (Nov. 14, 2014)

Introduction We like the word ‘professional’ – it gives us a sense of security. We have our accounts prepared by a qualified accountant, we use a lawyer to write a contract, and we go to a doctor for medical advice. So if your business or government agency needed to make a very important, risk-based decision would you make sure ...

Reducing risk exposure case study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Challenge: With the objective of minimizing environmental risk and maximizing marketplace opportunity, Antea Group provides support to a major integrated oil client through environmental program management of key real estate projects throughout the United States and Europe, South America and China. Solution: As part of this program, Antea Group ...

SGS Publishes Complimentary White Paper on Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Consumer Products and Supply Chains

by SGS  (Nov. 21, 2014)

SGS publishes a new complimentary white paper on the proliferation, regulation and mitigation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in consumer products and supply chains. Proliferation, regulation and mitigation of persistent organic pollutants in consumer products and throughout the supply chain. Persistent Organic Pollutants – ...

Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations

by Ceres  (Oct. 22, 2014)

The Objective This report summarizes responses from insurance companies to a survey on climate change risks developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In 2013, insurance regulators in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New York and Washington required insurers writing in excess of $100 million in direct written ...

Risk management and organised crime

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 4, 2014)

As travel becomes more and more accessible for individuals, the potential for risk at destination will develop. As a potential way forward the education of stakeholders in the form of travellers offers policy makers a potential window to limit risk and enhance safety whilst engaging in travel. As a potential force for good, the actions of the ...

Climate Change 2014; Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) - The Synthesis Report (SYR) Longer Report

by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  (Nov. 2, 2014)

The Synthesis Report (SYR) of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides an overview of the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change, emphasizing new results since the publication of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 (AR4). The SYR synthesizes the main findings of the AR5 (IPCC) based on contributions from Working ...

Mining wastewater management and its effects on groundwater and ecosystems

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 18, 2014)

Large-scale mining activities have a huge impact on the environment. Determination of the size of the effect and monitoring it is vital. In this study, risk assessment studies in mining areas and the effect of mining on groundwater and ecosystems were investigated. Best management practices and risk assessment steps were determined, especially in ...

Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations

by Ceres  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations, ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate ...

A Review of Migratory Bird Flyways and Priorities for Management

by Wetlands International  (Nov. 17, 2014)

This document, commissioned by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), and developed with the CMS Flyways Working Group, outlines the scientific and technical issues for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats, and relevant international instruments, initiatives and processes. It is in three parts namely: Part 1 (previously Review 1) ...

Public participation in flood risk management: the case of Germany

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 10, 2014)

How can stakeholders best be involved in the implementation of the EU Floods Directive? According to recent research examining Germany as a case study, three types of strategy are being pursued across the country’s 16 federal states: the first draws on Water Framework Directive (WFD) procedures, the second meets only minimum requirements for ...

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