Articles by Don Jergler

What University of Washington’s Climate Risk and Insurance Summit Has in Common with Paris

It may not be a climate change summit for the ages like last year’s Paris meeting in which world leaders hashed out a historic agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but it does have two things in common with the 2015 United …

Report Calls Out Insurers for Half-a-Trillion Dollars in ‘Dirty Energy’ Investments

Leading U.S. insurers have nearly half-a-trillion dollars invested the fossil fuel energy and the electric and gas utility sectors, according to a report out today that urges state insurance regulators and board members of these companies to help move them …

Earthquake Resilience & The Big One

Most people aren’t prepared for the big one. If there was one common theme at a three-day earthquake conference in downtown Long Beach, Calif., that was it. The National Earthquake Conference that took place in early May is a quadrennial …

Schwarzenegger Used Risk for Good

It turns out characters like Conan the Barbarian, the cyborg from Terminator and Dutch the protagonist in the original “Predator” movie, know a thing or two about risk. Definitely the actor who portrayed them does. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in early …

On Wine Day, Consider Wineries and Vineyards a Fertile Field

If you’re one of those people who think there are enough holidays already, then you may not be happy to hear that National Wine Day is coming up – unless you really like wine, then perhaps an exception is in …

Report Says Climate Change Could Make Some Wines Less Tasty

When you go to one of those giant annual insurance conferences ever wonder how much wine – in terms of gallons, number of glasses, bottles, dollar value – is consumed at all the evening mixers and up-scale soirees over the …

Schwarzenegger Discusses Risk at California Insurance Forum

It turns out characters like Conan the Barbarian, the cyborg from Terminator and Dutch the protagonist in the original “Predator” movie, know a thing or two about risk. Definitely the actor who portrayed them does. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday …

Earthquake Resilience Topic at Southern California Conference

Most people aren’t prepared for the big one. If there was one common theme at a three-day earthquake conference in downtown Long Beach, Calif., that was it. The National Earthquake Conference, which runs through Friday, is a quadrennial event bringing …

Schwarzenegger, Hartwig to Headline May Southern California Symposium

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will headline an event this month at a Southern California university to benefit insurance students. Schwarzenegger will be joined by Robert Hartwig, an economist and president of the Insurance Information Institute, who could be making …

Lloyd’s America Chief Says E&S Sector ‘Best Kept Secret’

If insurance is the best kept secret in the business world, then the E&S sector is the best kept secret in the insurance industry. That’s according to Hank Watkins, president of Lloyd’s America, who talked fondly in mid-April about excess …