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The winds that shape our path

Many little girls and boys spend their childhood dreaming of becoming firefighters or ballerinas. I went to bed with spaghetti ...

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Little yellow boots - make a difference for your grandchild

2050 - this is the year I am supposed to retire. 2050 is also the mid-term horizon of many climate change ...

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The Fujiwhara hurricane dance party in the North Pacific!

Tropical cyclone season in the North Pacific had a rather quiet start. But, the region has transformed into a hotbed ...

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Are we ready for the next Hurricane Andrew?

Twenty-five years ago, insurers and reinsurers responded to rebuild communities destroyed by the devastating forces of Hurricane Andrew. In 1992 ...

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Hurricane Andrew: The good, the bad and the ugly


Back in 1992 I was working at a large Reinsurance Company in their property underwriting division and was ...

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Positioning Canada to be a climate change leader

I recently attended a GLOBE Capital event in Toronto that brought together leaders from both the public and private sectors ...

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My life in cat modeling

Hurricane Andrew was a devastating event with far
reaching consequences. The massive insured loss caused the insurance industry to realize ...

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"Take pride in your company"

I grew up in what many might consider a traditional family. My father, the breadwinner, donned a suit every morning ...

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Insurance - China's path to advancing a clean energy future

Almost exactly a year ago, Xi Hu PhD Student at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford posted an interesting ...

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Hurricane Andrew - an event that changed property insurance

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, some 25 years ago now, I can vividly remember the pictures of Homestead ...

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Hurricane Season - the time to prepare is now

"The hurricane will never hit my house."
"The meteorologists have no idea where the storm is going." 
"What's the ...

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Understanding unconscious bias

Andrew vs. Katrina. What's in a name, and do people prepare more for male-named hurricanes than female ones because ...

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A World of Terror and Resilience

Most people in the world enjoy basic freedoms like the ability to eat in restaurants, attend concerts, dance at a ...

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25 years later: Reflections on Hurricane Andrew

As the cliché goes, every [hurricane] cloud has a silver lining.

On August 14, 1992, a small and seemingly insignificant ...

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Barisal: helping a city prepare for climate change

In the beginning was the water plane.

In Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, we boarded a small but hopefully robust plane ...

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