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Risk management tools help farmers create a more environmentally sustainable future
U.S. Department of Agriculture
American producers know that crop insurance is a proven tool for managing the risks of farming. But many folks may not be aware that it also promotes sound practices that encourage environmental sustainability.
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What's your event risk factor? Do the math
MeetingsNet
When it comes to incentive events, everyone in the delivery chain bears responsibility for risk management. But there are different levels of severity when it comes to risk. How do you assess the risk levels of certain elements of your program so you can take appropriate action?
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Mitigating the risks of social login
Harvard Business Review
"Should we let our users create accounts entirely through Facebook?" It's a question more and more businesses are facing. Ever since Facebook introduced Facebook Connect in 2008, websites have had the option of allowing users to log into their accounts using only their Facebook IDs, rather than a username and password specific to that particular site. While the appeal of the program is clear, however, some businesses have been rightfully wary of participating.
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'Business as usual' no longer an option for Canada's miners
Mining Weekly
Canadian mining companies need to change the way they do business to weather ongoing market volatility and remain viable into the future, a recent Deloitte report found. "Mining is a tough business. Costs keep rising, grades keep going down and miners are unable to replace quality reserves with quality reserves," said Deloitte's Americas mining leader Glenn Ives.
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CAT reinsurance pricing to decline
Insurance Networking News
The Atlantic hurricane season ended without a major hurricane and with the fewest named hurricanes since 1982. That will lead to a low double-digit decline in related catastrophe reinsurance pricing in the 2014 renewals, according to Fitch Ratings. Insurance industry earnings for the year likely will be higher, but much of the extra profit likely would be paid to investors through dividends and share buybacks rather used to increase capital, Fitch said.
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The 5 sure-fire ways to get sued for your holiday party
HR Morning
It's nearly the end of the year, so better start planning your awesome holiday party — and the legal team you may need to field afterward. Robin E. Shea, writing on the Employment & Labor Insider blog, came up with five sure-fire ways to throw a legally treacherous holiday party.
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New data hint at accelerating economic recovery
TIME
While some economy watchers have been disappointed by lackluster retail sales over the long Black Friday weekend, two other data points recently released suggest the economic recovery is picking up steam. The Institute for Supply Management's index of manufacturing activity shot up to 57.3, its highest reading in more than two years and the sixth straight month of increases.
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Risk managers struggle with emerging EMEA exposures
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A lack of senior management attention, compounded by a lack of skilled resources, is hampering risk managers' ability to manage emerging risks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to research by the European operations of Ace Ltd.

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10 things every CEO should know about risk management
Grant Thornton
While a CEO should look to their risk professional to explore the unthinkable and challenge the previously unchallengeable, the following are 10 questions a chief executive should find the answers to from their head of risk in order to inform strategies for growth.

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Are you prepared for times of disaster?
Constructech magazine
Recently, the Midwest experienced sweeping tornadoes, and while the aftermath of such events is primarily focused on helping homeowners get back on their feet, many construction business owners in the areas affected also have big task ahead of them.

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Risk of human rights abuse in supply chain on the increase
Supply Management
The number of countries deemed to be an "extreme risk" for human rights abuses has increased by 70 percent since 2008. According to Maplecroft's Human Rights Risk Atlas, the number of countries in the category rose from 20 to 34. Factors in locations of increased risk included repression of freedom of speech, ethnic and sectarian conflicts, lack of worker protection, and competition for land and water between local populations and industrial business users.
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8 security habits putting businesses at risk
Fox Small Business
Security breaches are detrimental to any business. In addition to the financial costs involved, a tarnished reputation is difficult to overcome — and customer trust is undoubtedly tough to regain once personal information has been compromised.
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