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November 08, 2022
Skot Penfold, head of building consultancy services, New Zealand
A look back at the Westport floods

More than one year ago, heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in Westport, New Zealand. Swollen rivers burst their banks, and floodwaters cascaded right across the Buller District — damaging properties, roads and surrounding farmland. More …

November 08, 2022 by Skot Penfold, head of building consultancy services, New Zealand
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July 26, 2022
Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
Climate change and risk management — challenges today and solutions for tomorrow

Lisez ceci en français. While climate change regulation remains a highly debated issue among nations, an increased burden falls to corporations and individual organizations to step up initiatives as a means of reducing carbon footprint and changing …

July 26, 2022 by Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
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July 20, 2022
Steve Powell, EVP, loss adjusting; Clare Cordingley, senior manager, major event response; and Brad Mountford, head of business development, Australia
Eastern Australia floods: regional catastrophe, global response

You probably recall that Australia experienced devastating bushfires in 2019-2020, as the catastrophe garnered global headlines. Regrettably, many fewer people beyond Australia are familiar with an even costlier and more recent disaster: the severe f…

July 20, 2022 by Steve Powell, EVP, loss adjusting; Clare Cordingley, senior manager, major event response; and Brad Mountford, head of business development, Australia
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July 07, 2022
Laura De Sordi, managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean; and Roland Riviere, senior executive general adjuster
Preparing for the next Caribbean hurricane

When most people think about preparing for an oncoming hurricane, they picture boarding up windows and replenishing the bottled water and non-perishable food in their home emergency kit. For those of us who work in the Caribbean insurance market, dis…

July 07, 2022 by Laura De Sordi, managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean; and Roland Riviere, senior executive general adjuster
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June 16, 2022
Guest author: Dr. Raymond Shelton
Training before tragedy: empathy and trauma in the claims process

Foreword by Mike Leslie, VP of sales, temporary housing, Sedgwick After a property loss, many insureds experience trauma as they work through the stages of grief for their damaged home, precious family heirlooms or priceless photos. Processing the l…

June 16, 2022 by Guest author: Dr. Raymond Shelton
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May 23, 2022
Beau Bishop, senior vice president, catastrophe operations, Danny Miller, executive vice president, loss adjustment property and Gail Oliver, senior vice president, sales
CAT season 2022: preparing our team and communities

Recent years have produced above-average storm seasons and, at the earliest estimation, 2022 is expected to continue this trend. Wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes are difficult for everyone involved — especially those whose home…

May 23, 2022 by Beau Bishop, senior vice president, catastrophe operations, Danny Miller, executive vice president, loss adjustment property and Gail Oliver, senior vice president, sales
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May 15, 2018
David Repinski
Global Development Officer, Sedgwick
Volcanos, earthquakes, fires and floods – how are we preparing for CATs in 2018?

The 2018 CAT season has started with a vengeance. Already, we are seeing damage from flooding, earthquakes and a volcano in Hawaii. On top of that, hurricane season will soon be underway, the potential increases for droughts and related fires, and we…

May 15, 2018 by David Repinski, Global Development Officer, Sedgwick
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