Big Data and Climate Insurance Reducing Risk and Maximising Revenues

Big Data and Climate Insurance   Reducing Risk and Maximising Revenues
Author: CTA
Publsiher: CTA
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data and Climate Insurance Reducing Risk and Maximising Revenues Book Excerpt:

Spore Magazine 186: Big Data and Climate Insurance - Reducing Risk and Maximising Revenues Increasingly accessible agricultural data is facilitating the scaling out of index-based insurance schemes and helping farmers build resilience and adapt to climate change. SPORE is the quarterly magazine of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), offering a global perspective on agribusiness and sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the Cotonou Agreement between the countries of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group and the European Union and is financed by the EU.

Necroclimatism in a Spectral World Dis order

Necroclimatism in a Spectral World  Dis order
Author: Artwell Nhemachena,Munyaradzi Mawere
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 9956550116
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necroclimatism in a Spectral World Dis order Book Excerpt:

Highlighting the problematiques of working with a narrow version of greenhouse effects or global warming, this book posits the theory of necroclimatism that encompasses broader versions of greenhouse effects and global warming. Conceiving cultures, societies, moral sensibilities, epistemologies, polities, economies, legal systems and religions of the formerly colonised peoples as greenhoused and entrapped in the heat of global apartheid and neo-colonialism, the book refuses to be confined to the pufferies of physical conceptualisations of greenhousing and global warming. Underlining the supposed disposability and dispensability of colonised peoples, the notion of necroclimatism explicates ways in which some people suffer various forms of death, which have increasingly become a feature of global apartheid and neo-colonialism that are cast in spectral sacrificial logics. Deemed to constitute disposable bodies, disposable cultures, disposable polities, disposable societies, disposable epistemologies, disposable religions, disposable laws and disposable economies, the sacrificed are, in the age of climate catastrophism, once again reminded that they ‘have duties to die’, to become extinct in order to save the global spaceship that is sinking due to climate change and global warming. This book therefore argues that in a sacrificial world (dis)order, binaries between humans and animals, good and evil, moral and immoral, the dead and the living necessarily vanish in the nefarious logic of what marks the era of climate catastrophism and the attendant necroclimatism. The book further argues that a sacrificial world (dis)order is necessarily a posthumanist and postanthropocentric world (dis)order, which should be never granted space in African worlds and even beyond. The book thus, raises fundamental questions for African anticipatory regimes, and for this reason it is handy for scholars in political science, sociology, social anthropology, development studies, environmental studies, agricultural studies, legal studies, food science, geography, religious studies and decolonial fields of studies.

Big Data

Big Data
Author: Kiran Sood,Rajesh Kumar Dhanaraj,Balamurugan Balusamy,Simon Grima,R. Uma Maheshwari
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-07-19
ISBN: 1802626077
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Book Excerpt:

Striking a balance between the technical characteristics of the subject and the practical aspects of decision making, spanning from fraud analytics in claims management, to customer analytics, to risk analytics in solvency, the comprehensive coverage presented makes Big Data an invaluable resource for any insurance professional.

Reducing Disaster Early Warning Systems For Climate Change

Reducing Disaster  Early Warning Systems For Climate Change
Author: Ashbindu Singh,Zinta Zommers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN: 9401785988
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reducing Disaster Early Warning Systems For Climate Change Book Excerpt:

Around the world, extreme weather events are becoming increasingly "the new normal" and are expected to increase in the 21st century as a result of climate change. Extreme weather events have devastating impacts on human lives and national economies. This book examines ways to protect people from hazards using early warning systems, and includes contributions from experts from four different continents representing 14 different universities, 8 government agencies and two UN agencies. Chapters detail critical components of early warning systems, ways to identify vulnerable communities, predict hazards and deliver information. Unique satellite images illustrate the transnational impact of disasters, while case studies provide detailed examples of warning systems. With contributors from the fields of economics, ethics, meteorology, geography and biology, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in disaster risk reduction or climate change.

Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihood

Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihood
Author: Ian Davis,Kae Yanagisawa,Kristalina Georgieva
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2015-05-22
ISBN: 1317578538
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihood Book Excerpt:

The prevalence of natural disasters in recent years has highlighted the importance of preparing adequately for disasters and dealing efficiently with their consequences. This book addresses how countries can enhance their resilience against natural disasters and move towards economic growth and sustainable development. Covering a wide range of issues, it shows how well thought-out measures can be applied to minimize the impacts of disasters in a variety of situations. Starting with the need for coping with a rapidly changing global environment, the book goes on to demonstrate ways to strengthen awareness of the effectiveness of preventive measures, including in the reconstruction phase. The book also covers the roles played by different actors as well as tools and technologies for improved disaster risk reduction. It focuses on a variety of case studies from across Asia, Africa and Latin America, drawing out lessons that can be applied internationally. This book will be of great interest to professionals in disaster management, including national governments, donors, communities/citizens, NGOs and private sector. It will also be a highly valuable resource for students and researchers in disaster management and policy, development studies and economics.

Toolkit for value chain analysis and market development integrating climate resilience and gender responsiveness

Toolkit for value chain analysis and market development integrating climate resilience and gender responsiveness
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ,United Nations Development Programme
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 9251331928
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toolkit for value chain analysis and market development integrating climate resilience and gender responsiveness Book Excerpt:

This toolkit aims to help countries in selecting and analysing value chains for opportunities to improve climate change resilience and reduce gender inequalities. It intends to provide policy makers, planners, project developers, technical advisors and implementers at local, regional or national level with good practices of climate-resilient and gender-responsive value chain development. It aims to act as a repository of relevant tools and methodologies for identifying relevant stakeholders and engaging with them to collect data and analyse it to design interventions. Climate change threatens agricultural value chains, and having a gender-responsive value chain approach is useful in analysing the climate risks, as it looks at stages during and beyond production, while using a more systemic approach to risk management.

The INSURTECH Book

The INSURTECH Book
Author: Sabine L.B VanderLinden,Shân M. Millie,Nicole Anderson,Susanne Chishti
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN: 1119362245
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The INSURTECH Book Book Excerpt:

The definitive compendium for the Insurance Digital Revolution From slow beginnings in 2014, InsurTech has captured US$7billion in investment since 2010 — a 10% annual compound growth rate is predicted until at least 2020. Three in four insurance companies believe some part of their business is at risk of disruption and understanding the trends, drivers and emerging technologies behind Insurance’s Digital Revolution is a business-critical priority for all growth-minded firms. The InsurTech Book offers essential updates, critical thinking and actionable insight — globally — from start-ups, incumbents, investors, tech companies, advisors and other partners in this evolving ecosystem, in one volume. For some, Insurance is either facing an existential threat; for others, it is a sector on the brink of transforming itself. Either way, business models, value chains, customer understanding and engagement, organisational structures and even what Insurance is for, is never going to be the same. Be informed, be part of it. Learn from diverse experiences, mindsets and applications of technologies Discover new ways of defining and grasping growth opportunities Get the inside track from innovators, disruptors and incumbents Be updated on the evolution of InsurTech, why it is happening and how it will evolve Explore visions of the future of Insurance to help shape yours The InsurTech Book is your indispensable guide to a sector in transformation.

Big Data s Big Potential in Developing Economies

Big Data s Big Potential in Developing Economies
Author: Nir Kshetri
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 1780648685
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data s Big Potential in Developing Economies Book Excerpt:

Big Data has the power to change all aspects of agriculture, environmental protection and healthcare, especially in developing countries, by allowing new levels of analysis and tailoring of impacts. How big datawill impact will benefit smallholder farmers relative to global multinationals. The book considers how big data can changing the way lenders assess creditworthiness of potential borrowers.Data privacy and security issues are important issues. The key ideas, concepts and theories presented are explored, illustrated and contrasted through in-depth case studies of developing world-based big data companies and deployment and utilization big data in agriculture, environmental protection and healthcare.

Analytics for Insurance

Analytics for Insurance
Author: Tony Boobier
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-10-10
ISBN: 1119141079
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytics for Insurance Book Excerpt:

The business guide to Big Data in insurance, with practical application insight Big Data and Analytics for Insurers is the industry-specific guide to creating operational effectiveness, managing risk, improving financials, and retaining customers. Written from a non-IT perspective, this book focusses less on the architecture and technical details, instead providing practical guidance on translating analytics into target delivery. The discussion examines implementation, interpretation, and application to show you what Big Data can do for your business, with insights and examples targeted specifically to the insurance industry. From fraud analytics in claims management, to customer analytics, to risk analytics in Solvency 2, comprehensive coverage presented in accessible language makes this guide an invaluable resource for any insurance professional. The insurance industry is heavily dependent on data, and the advent of Big Data and analytics represents a major advance with tremendous potential – yet clear, practical advice on the business side of analytics is lacking. This book fills the void with concrete information on using Big Data in the context of day-to-day insurance operations and strategy. Understand what Big Data is and what it can do Delve into Big Data's specific impact on the insurance industry Learn how advanced analytics can revolutionise the industry Bring Big Data out of IT and into strategy, management, marketing, and more Big Data and analytics is changing business – but how? The majority of Big Data guides discuss data collection, database administration, advanced analytics, and the power of Big Data – but what do you actually do with it? Big Data and Analytics for Insurers answers your questions in real, everyday business terms, tailored specifically to the insurance industry's unique needs, challenges, and targets.

Big Data Analytics Systems Algorithms Applications

Big Data Analytics  Systems  Algorithms  Applications
Author: C.S.R. Prabhu,Aneesh Sreevallabh Chivukula,Aditya Mogadala,Rohit Ghosh,L.M. Jenila Livingston
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2019-10-14
ISBN: 9811500940
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Analytics Systems Algorithms Applications Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive survey of techniques, technologies and applications of Big Data and its analysis. The Big Data phenomenon is increasingly impacting all sectors of business and industry, producing an emerging new information ecosystem. On the applications front, the book offers detailed descriptions of various application areas for Big Data Analytics in the important domains of Social Semantic Web Mining, Banking and Financial Services, Capital Markets, Insurance, Advertisement, Recommendation Systems, Bio-Informatics, the IoT and Fog Computing, before delving into issues of security and privacy. With regard to machine learning techniques, the book presents all the standard algorithms for learning – including supervised, semi-supervised and unsupervised techniques such as clustering and reinforcement learning techniques to perform collective Deep Learning. Multi-layered and nonlinear learning for Big Data are also covered. In turn, the book highlights real-life case studies on successful implementations of Big Data Analytics at large IT companies such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft. Multi-sectorial case studies on domain-based companies such as Deutsche Bank, the power provider Opower, Delta Airlines and a Chinese City Transportation application represent a valuable addition. Given its comprehensive coverage of Big Data Analytics, the book offers a unique resource for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators and IT professionals alike.

Think Bigger

Think Bigger
Author: Mark Van Rijmenam
Publsiher: AMACOM
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN: 0814434169
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Bigger Book Excerpt:

Every day, an increasing amount of our movements, transactions, and choices are becoming digitized and stored up into what has become known as “big data”--revolutionizing the way we do business today. And it’s all there for your company to strategically utilize for giant profits! But where to begin?Think Bigger provides a roadmap for organizations looking to develop a profitable big data strategy. Sharing best practices from companies that have implemented a big data strategy including Walmart, InterContinental Hotel Group, Walt Disney, and Shell, this must-have resource for any business not wanting to fall far behind the competition covers the most important big data trends affecting organizations, as well as crucial types of analyses. Big data is changing the way businesses--and even governments--are operated and managed. And now, you too can revolutionize your business by learning how to properly employ the vast amount of digitalized information that is already available to you.

Modern Management based on Big Data I

Modern Management based on Big Data I
Author: A.J. Tallón-Ballesteros
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN: 1643681214
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Management based on Big Data I Book Excerpt:

The management of any modern organisation involves data, but the volume of information has become almost impossible for even the most up-to-date computer system to handle. Fortunately, big-data technologies are now enabling new ways of dealing with the flood of information, making an approximate solution possible in a reasonable time-frame, as an alternative to waiting for an exact result taking much longer. This book contains the 17 papers presented at the inaugural conference of the new series: Modern Management based on Big Data (MMBD 2020). The conference was originally scheduled to be held in Beijing, China, but due to measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held online from 18-21 October 2020. As its name suggests, the conference covers the connected aspects of Big Data and Modern Management, and the 17 papers included here, accepted from a total of 68 submissions, cover topics including data capture and storage; search, sharing and analytics; data visualization; machine learning algorithms for big data; distributed file systems and databases; management strategy and decision making; manufacturing and logistics systems; total quality management; management information systems; human factor engineering; and human resources. Providing an overview of current developments in modern management based on Big Data, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field.

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT REPORT ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 2022 OUR WORLD AT RISK

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT REPORT ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 2022 OUR WORLD AT RISK
Author: UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9210015053
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT REPORT ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 2022 OUR WORLD AT RISK Book Excerpt:

Big Data Analytics for Entrepreneurial Success

Big Data Analytics for Entrepreneurial Success
Author: Sedkaoui, Soraya
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-11-09
ISBN: 152257610X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Analytics for Entrepreneurial Success Book Excerpt:

In a resolutely practical and data-driven project universe, the digital age changed the way data is collected, stored, analyzed, visualized and protected, transforming business opportunities and strategies. It is important for today’s organizations and entrepreneurs to implement a robust data strategy and industrialize a set of “data-driven” solutions to utilize big data analytics to its fullest potential. Big Data Analytics for Entrepreneurial Success provides emerging perspectives on the theoretical and practical aspects of data analysis tools and techniques within business applications. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as algorithms, data collection, and machine learning, this publication provides concrete examples and case studies of successful uses of data-driven projects as well as the challenges and opportunities of generating value from data using analytics. It is ideally designed for entrepreneurs, researchers, business owners, managers, graduate students, academicians, software developers, and IT professionals seeking current research on the essential tools and technologies for organizing, analyzing, and benefiting from big data.

The Economics Regulation and Systemic Risk of Insurance Markets

The Economics  Regulation  and Systemic Risk of Insurance Markets
Author: Felix Hufeld,Ralph S. J. Koijen,Christian Thimann
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN: 0191093181
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics Regulation and Systemic Risk of Insurance Markets Book Excerpt:

Despite the importance of insurance in enabling individual and collective social, economic, and financial activities, discussions about the macroeconomic role and risks of insurance markets are surprisingly limited. This book brings together academics, regulators, and industry experts to provide a multifaceted array of research and perspectives on insurance, its role and functioning, and the potential systemic risk it could create. The first part discusses the macroeconomic role of insurance and how insurance is different from banking and general finance. Understanding the differences between the balance sheets of insurers and other financial intermediaries is essential for understanding the potential differences in risk nature and optimal regulation. The second part of the book focuses on the risks managed by the insurance sector and the potential for systemic risk. The chapters discuss the risks both on the asset and liability sides of insurers' balance sheets. The third part of the book covers the impact of regulation on insurance companies. Existing regulation is often complex and has a large impact on insurance companies' decision-making and functioning. The chapters also illustrate the unintended consequences of various forms of regulation. The book concludes with a summary of a survey that has been conducted in collaboration with McKinsey, where insurance executives have been asked about the risks and regulation in the insurance sector. The survey provides guidance for future research on insurance markets.

Mobile Money The Growth of Inclusive Digital Agri Finance

Mobile Money   The Growth of Inclusive Digital Agri Finance
Author: CTA
Publsiher: CTA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Money The Growth of Inclusive Digital Agri Finance Book Excerpt:

Spore magazine - issue 184 - A global perspective on agribusiness and agricultural development

Modeling Dynamics Optimization and Bioeconomics II

Modeling  Dynamics  Optimization and Bioeconomics II
Author: Alberto A. Pinto,David Zilberman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2017-09-30
ISBN: 3319552368
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling Dynamics Optimization and Bioeconomics II Book Excerpt:

The concepts and techniques presented in this volume originated from the fields of dynamics, statistics, control theory, computer science and informatics, and are applied to novel and innovative real-world applications. Over the past few decades, the use of dynamic systems, control theory, computing, data mining, machine learning and simulation has gained the attention of numerous researchers from all over the world. Admirable scientific projects using both model-free and model-based methods coevolved at today’s research centers and are introduced in conferences around the world, yielding new scientific advances and helping to solve important real-world problems. One important area of progress is the bioeconomy, where advances in the life sciences are used to produce new products in a sustainable and clean manner. In this book, scientists from all over the world share their latest insights and important findings in the field. The majority of the contributed papers for this volume were written by participants of the 3rd International Conference on Dynamics, Games and Science, DGSIII, held at the University of Porto in February 2014, and at the Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference at the University of California at Berkeley in March 2014. The aim of the project of this book “Modeling, Dynamics, Optimization and Bioeconomics II” follows the same aim as its companion piece, “Modeling, Dynamics, Optimization and Bioeconomics I,” namely, the exploration of emerging and cutting-edge theories and methods for modeling, optimization, dynamics and bioeconomy.

Governing the Climate Change Regime

Governing the Climate Change Regime
Author: Tim Cadman,Rowena Maguire,Charles Sampford
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-12
ISBN: 1315442353
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing the Climate Change Regime Book Excerpt:

10 Climate governance accountability challenges: Lessons from multilateral climate finance -- 11 Co-producing climate-smart agriculture knowledge through social networks: Future directions for climate governance -- 12 International climate change policy and the contribution of civil society organizations -- Afterword: The long road to Paris: Insider and outsider perspectives -- Index

Big Data for Insurance Companies

Big Data for Insurance Companies
Author: Marine Corlosquet-Habart,Jacques Janssen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 1786300737
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data for Insurance Companies Book Excerpt:

This book will be a “must” for people who want good knowledge of big data concepts and their applications in the real world, particularly in the field of insurance. It will be useful to people working in finance and to masters students using big data tools. The authors present the bases of big data: data analysis methods, learning processes, application to insurance and position within the insurance market. Individual chapters a will be written by well-known authors in this field.

Insurance and Risk Management for Disruptions in Social Economic and Environmental Systems

Insurance and Risk Management for Disruptions in Social  Economic and Environmental Systems
Author: Simon Grima,Ercan Özen,Rebecca Dalli Gonzi
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-01-24
ISBN: 1801171416
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insurance and Risk Management for Disruptions in Social Economic and Environmental Systems Book Excerpt:

Insurance and Risk Management for Disruptions in Social, Economic and Environmental Systems is a collection of 13 chapters and studies about Insurance and Risk management in response to disruptions caused by social, economic, and environmental challenges to try and stabilize the economy in an effort to ensure sustainability.