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February 12, 2013

  Risk, Insurance, Claims & Safety 
  • Climate change demands reassessment of risk, expert says
    Natural disasters are occurring more often and growing more severe, requiring a re-examination of risk management, damage amounts and building design, says Rod Taylor of Aon's Environmental Services group. "We have to plan for a much different future with more frequent droughts and forest fires in areas where they never had them before," Taylor says. PropertyCasualty360 (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ohio city council moves to make public transportation safer
    A member of the Cleveland City Council introduced a measure that would increase safety for Regional Transit Authority workers. The measure would increase the penalty for those involved in fighting, painting graffiti, playing loud music or other abusive behavior. It also calls for $2 million to go toward installing security cameras on all buses and trains. WJW-TV (Cleveland) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Computer program provides risk assessments for parole
    A computer model aims to help calculate the risk that an individual will commit a crime based on information such as their successful completion of parole and their potential for violence. The Philadelphia Department of Probation and Parole uses the forecasts, and work that is under way could assist judges with sentencing decisions, said Richard Berk of the University of Pennsylvania, who wrote the program's code. WHYY-TV/WHYY-FM (Philadelphia) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Workplace & Retirement 
  Higher Education 
  • Anger grows at Calif. college's accreditation-saving plan
    Faculty, staff and students at City College of San Francisco are planning protests and airing their disagreements with lawmakers over the college administration's efforts to overhaul the school in a bid to save its accreditation. Opponents say the administration plan will be too expensive, destroy the school's culture and lead to greater faculty turnover because of cuts to pay and benefits. The school has until mid-March to rescue its accreditation. San Francisco Chronicle (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership & Management 
  • How to be a more virtuous leader
    Good leaders need to be virtuous -- and that means embracing prudence, temperance and courage, writes Deborah Mills-Scofield. In decision-making, strive to be disciplined, balanced and reflective rather than simply jumping at every opportunity that comes along, Mills-Scofield writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News From Aon 
  • Benchmarking: Comparing risk-management practices
    It is difficult to benchmark risk-management operations and obtain useful results. Aon, in partnership with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, found a more meaningful way. By completing a 30-minute, confidential online questionnaire, the Risk Maturity Index will assess an organization's risk-management practices. Instantly benchmark your organization and receive feedback to advance your practices to the next level. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Population growth creates a world of mega cities
    As populations urbanize, risks change for expanding cities. Aon ONE magazine takes a closer look at global population trends with a big impact on public-sector risk management. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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