Parametric ESG insurance

February 20, 2024

Boeing Company reputation crisis day 41. With the erosion of Boeing’s reputation as backdrop, the aerospace and defense giant's equity is sinking as shareholders contemplate the long costly tail of reputation damage the firm faces. Its ROI since the January 5 safety incident when a door plug detached mid flight is under performing the FTSER US aerospace and defense Index (FTWIUSA502010Y) by 20.2%. This is comparable to the 18.2% equity under performance of Southwest Airlines relative to the US airlines index (DJUSAR) on the 41st day of its reputation crisis following its IT systems meltdown.

Boeing Company reputation crisis day 41. With the erosion of Boeing’s reputation as backdrop, the aerospace and defense giant’s equity is sinking as shareholders contemplate the long costly tail of reputation damage the firm faces. Its ROI since the January 5 safety incident when a door plug detached mid flight is under performing the FTSE US aerospace and defense Index (FTWIUSA502010Y) by 20.2%. This is comparable to the 18.2% equity under performance of Southwest Airlines relative to the US airlines index (DJUSAR) on the 41st day of its reputation crisis following its IT systems meltdown.

November 24, 2023

“Over the course of four days at NACD Summit 2023, speakers pushed nearly 1,500 in-person and virtual attendees to think about new approaches and ways of thinking about their roles as directors in a world of crisis. […] One area that is an emerging risk in today’s environment is a company’s reputation. ‘We failed to predict that trust could be a target, just like information systems, and that there are entities out there that want you to diminish trust in our institutions…’”

“Over the course of four days at NACD Summit 2023, speakers pushed nearly 1,500 in-person and virtual attendees to think about new approaches and ways of thinking about their roles as directors in a world of crisis. […] One area that is an emerging risk in today’s environment is a company’s reputation. ‘We failed to predict that trust could be a target, just like information systems, and that there are entities out there that want you to diminish trust in our institutions…’”

November 14, 2023

Tolerable Risk podcast. 🔊 My guest is Nir Kossovsky, CEO of Steel City Re and an expert in the area of reputational risk management. Nir has the most interesting background which gives him multiple perspectives on the topic of reputational risk. During the episode, Nir and I discuss: 👀 What "agitation" and "behavior perils" are and why you should be aware of them 🤔 Why perception is as important (if not more!) than reality 💰 How taking an active approach to reputational risk management can help you with fundraising 🦁 And how it all starts with courage ✅ Nir also discusses how the "Big Six" - Ethics, Innovation, Safety, Security, Sustainability, and Quality - are the best place to begin.

Tolerable Risk podcast. 🔊 My guest is Nir Kossovsky, CEO of Steel City Re and an expert in the area of reputational risk management. Nir has the most interesting background which gives him multiple perspectives on the topic of reputational risk.

During the episode, Nir and I discuss:

👀 What “agitation” and “behavior perils” are and why you should be aware of them
🤔 Why perception is as important (if not more!) than reality
💰 How taking an active approach to reputational risk management can help you with fundraising
🦁 And how it all starts with courage

✅ Nir also discusses how the “Big Six” – Ethics, Innovation, Safety, Security, Sustainability, and Quality – are the best place to begin.

October 11, 2023

Steel City Re Intelligence Unit Briefing: What derailed the ESG movement & what boards expect from risk management in the aftermath.

Steel City Re CEO and former Los Angeles County deputy coroner on what derailed the ESG movement & what boards expect from risk management in the aftermath.

September 26, 2023

In a world of polycrisis, […] risk managers need to… market the elevated quality of their risk management processes.

In a world of polycrisis, […] risk managers need to… market the elevated quality of their risk management processes. The author thanks for their contributions to this article:
Courtney Davis Curtis, University of Chicago; Deyna Feng, Cummins, Inc.; Mary C. Friedl, Redbox; Kathleen A. Graham, The HQ Companies; Chris Hammond, Stepan; Enya He, Blu Clarity PBC; Carnell R. Jones, Trinitas Ventures; Christy Kaufman, Zillow Group; John C. Kline, Discover Financial Services; Manuel Padilla, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated; Soubhagya Parija, FirstEnergy and New York Power Authority; Kristen Peed, CBIZ; Theresa Severson, Kite Realty Group; Seung Yoo, Regal Rexnord Corporation; and Denise Williamee, Steel City Re.

September 11, 2023

A new generation of risk managers trained specifically in the role and with a deep understanding of risk and risk transfer is reevaluating how they use insurance, increasingly preferring to manage and self-insure their own risks instead of relying on the open market. […] “We reinsure captives not to transfer the bulk of the risk, which is essentially equity risk from a capital perspective, but for the strategic purposes of affirming the quality of risk management.

A new generation of risk managers trained specifically in the role and with a deep understanding of risk and risk transfer is reevaluating how they use insurance, increasingly preferring to manage and self-insure their own risks instead of relying on the open market. […] “We reinsure captives not to transfer the bulk of the risk, which is essentially equity risk from a capital perspective, but for the strategic purposes of affirming the quality of risk management.