WIN Magazine - Spring 2012 - (Page 6)
Despite the hostile conditions, the explorers say that the Arctic landscape is the most beautiful in the world.
MARTIN HARTLEY/CATLIN ARCTIC SURVEY
THE CATLIN ARCTIC SURVEY
How an Insurer Decided to be in the Forefront of Environmental Research
BY JAMES BURCKE HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS, CATLIN GROUP. LTD.
“None of us know the true impact that global warming will have. That’s why we are sponsoring the Catlin Arctic Survey: to produce the information necessary to secure our future.” Stephen Catlin Chief Executive, Catlin Group Limited
HE SUBJECT OF changes to the earth’s environment, particularly climate change, sparks controversy. Does climate change really exist? If so, what is causing it? Who is to blame? How should we change our behavior? And how will changes to our environment impact future generations? While people will disagree about climate change, no one should deny that we need more facts regarding it. 6 | v i e w t h i s i s s u e a t | www.aamgawin.org
Catlin Group Limited, the international specialty insurer and reinsurer, decided in 2008 that the yet-unknown risks potentially created by climate and other types of environmental change were simply too great to ignore. Catlin believed that these could pose serious challenges for insurers, their policyholders and indeed all citizens of the earth. More factual information was needed. “Catlin underwriters evaluate risk based on hard facts,” said Stephen Catlin, chief executive of Catlin
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of WIN Magazine - Spring 2012
Cover Story: The Catlin Arctic Survey: How an Insurer Decided to be in the Forefront of Environmental Research
The Year in Review: Natural Catastrophes in 2011
The Impact of Climate Change: An Interview with Ernst Rauch
Wholesale Agents & Insurers Embrace Tablets
Technology@Lloyd’s: Closing the Gap in 2012
A Unique Perspective: An Insight on the Technology Transformation
An Email Commentary: Liability Exposures and How to Prevent Them
Marketing on the Internet: New Opportunities for Wholesale Insurance Agents
Applying “Moneyball” Principles to General Agencies: How Much Value is Trapped Within the Back Office?
IN THE WIN-NER’S CIRCLE: A Discussion with Tom Kuzma
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS / ADVERTISERS.COM
WIN Magazine - Spring 2012