Did You Know?

We can help you with more than just property and casualty risk reviews and insurance placement in our 5 specialized practice areas.

We also work in areas as diverse as trade credit, surety, political risk, and environmental risk transfer. And if you have employee benefit issues or need KEYMAN LIFE we would also be pleased to guide you in finding solutions.

If it involves risk we will help you find what is needed.

MERIDIAN- YOUR RISK RETHOUGHT

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‘Upcoming Events’

Cloud Computing and the CFO-What you need to know

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

From a business information storage point of view, the last 20 years have been all about companies building their own computer infrastructure. Along with this came associated problems with optimizing  systems for peak needs, operational redundancy and data backup. All of this came at quite a cost. And despite this investment, anyone who has worked in business has experienced the impact of an unexpected crash.  Cloud computing is set to change this for us all over the coming years.  Businesses can instantly obtain the advantage of the massive infrastructure “the cloud” makes easily available without having to plan, effect and administer it directly. This movement into the cloud also dovetails nicely with the green movement due to the massive efficiencies that are created.

Of course the change from one to the other is hardly simple.  And the risks and risk transfer issues that arise are not insignificant.  To address the former questions, financial executives need to take in this webcast Dec 14th.  To address the latter questions contact us.

Meridian is a highly dynamic specialized insurance consulting group with offices in Boston, MA, Newport, RI and Brookfield, CT. We specialize in risk management and risk transfer primarily for privately held companies. We are members of the Professional Insurance Agent Association, International Energy Credit Association and the Connecticut Maritime Association. Our Mission is simple.  We seek to help our clients make the best risk and risk transfer decisions possible.  MERIDIAN – YOUR RISK RETHOUGHT


Making The Most of Cloud Computing: What Finance Executives Need To Know

Sponsored by Host Analytics

Tues Dec 14th 2010  2 PM EST
There is no denying that companies are making a huge push into cloud computing: one research firm says that the increase in corporate spending on cloud services in 2009 was three times that of conventional IT spending.

But moving to the cloud is not easy. There are a number of decisions to make up front, along with come careful analyses. Done right, an embrace of cloud computing options can both save money and provide more powerful IT to all employees. Done poorly, chaos can result.

This Webcast will identify the top concerns that CFOs should be directly involved in: an overall migration strategy, data security concerns, how to create the best vendor mix, how to wind down data center investments, and how to negotiate contracts. We’ll also take a look at important change-management issues and explore other issues related to data access.

In short, this Webcast is an invaluable primer for CFOs who sense great opportunity in the cloud but who want to make sure their organizations have the fullest possible context in which to make these critical IT decisions. For more information or to register for this free webcast see attached link.

http://www.cfo.com/webcasts/index.cfm/l_eventdetail?webcast=14538928

If you have questions about the impact on your business, let us know.

Food Literacy Project at Harvard presents: Woody Tasch, Chris Taylor and the documentary “Food Fight” Feb 16th 2010 7 pm Harvard Science Center

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Wondering about the sustainable movement  in general and local food specifically?  Whether  you are in New England or beyond if you’d like to learn a little and ask some questions of some pioneers see the event info below.

And if you have questions about risk management for your sustainable business  contact us.

Meridian is a highly dynamic specialized insurance consulting group and broker with offices in Boston, MA, Newport, RI and Brookfield, CT. We specialize in risk management and risk transfer for companies interested in sustainable practice. We also promote sustainable practices and are members of the Sustainable Business Network and Slow Money Alliance. Our Mission is simple.  We seek to help our clients make the best risk and risk transfer decisions possible.

We bring market-leading service to the most creative solutions in the risk management field to ensure that each Meridian client achieves their risk objectives.

February 16, 2010, 7:00-9:00 pm
Film Screening & Panel: Food Fight and discussion about Slow Money Alliance
Where: Science Center Lecture Hall A, Cambridge campus 1 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA

Does the term “foodie” inspire, irritate, or intrigue you? Do you wonder what the big deal is about food that is locally grown, organic, or “sustainable”? Do you wonder whether your food choices really matter? Join the Harvard University Dining Services Food Literacy Project for a screening of the award-winning documentary Food Fight and a discussion with filmmaker Chris Taylor and Woody Tasch, the founder of Slow Money Alliance.  Food Fight explores the political and social changes that shaped 20th century American agricultural policy and food culture and the changing relationship between consumers and big agribusiness.  Slow Money Alliance is a new nonprofit that combines principles of philanthropy and investing to “bring money back down to earth” by encouraging investment in small food enterprises, local food systems, and local economies.  Questions?  Contact theresa_mcculla@harvard.edu for information. The event is free and open to the public.

Roadmap for a Sustainable Future -CERES conference 2010

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

We’re excited the Ceres guys are bringing the world to Boston in May 2010 in their annual conference “Roadmap for a Sustainable Future.” The energy and sustainability issues facing the world today have become more apparent to the average person in the past 24 months with the recent volatility but for those of you who lead private energy companies  it has not been a matter of if but a matter of when. Now that we have had a brief stable period in pricing let us know if we can help with your strategic plans for risk assessment and risk management in an everchanging world.

Meridian is a highly dynamic specialized insurance consulting group and broker  with offices in Boston, MA, Newport, RI and Brookfield, CT. We specialize in risk management and risk transfer for Energy companies. We also promote sustainable practices and are members of the Sustainable Business Network and Slow Money Alliance. Our Mission is simple.  We seek to help our clients make the best risk and risk transfer decisions possible.

We bring market-leading service to the most creative solutions in the risk management field to ensure that each Meridian client achieves their risk objectives.

Dear Colleague,SAVE THE DATE:Ceres Conference 2010
May 5-6, 2010
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Boston, MA

We stand at a critical intersection in the race to create a more sustainable world. The recent economic crisis has revealed just how vulnerable our economic systems are to the hidden risks and uncalculated costs of doing ‘business as usual.’ But each challenge also brings opportunities for innovation.

For 20 years, Ceres has been bringing together companies, investors, environmentalists and other stakeholders to integrate sustainable solutions into business strategies and build long-term shareholder value. Next May, at theCeres Conference 2010: Roadmap for a Sustainable Future, we will again bring these partners together to examine and define the key issues and solutions for achieving a sustainable future.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us May 5-6, 2010 in Boston as we create a road map for a sustainable future.

We’ll send updates and details as the program develops. These will also be posted on our website atwww.ceres.org/conference. Online registration will begin in December.

If you have questions, please contact Marilyn Castriotta, Conference and Event Manager atcastriotta@ceres.org

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference!

Sincerely,
The Ceres Team

Ceres

99 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111
Tel:  617-247-0700  | Fax: 617-267-5400

Investors Circle Fall Conference 2009

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

2009 Fall Conference & Venture Fair

by Kelsi Boyle last modified 2009-09-15 18:41

November 15-17, 2009 | Washington D.C. | The Willard

Investors’ Circle (www.investorscircle.net)  is the premier meeting place for social entrepreneurs, investors, business professionals, foundations, non-profits, and those passionate about creating a sustainable economy.

Investors’ Circle has been identifying pioneers of the mission-based sector for close to 20 years. Are you ready to join the movement?

Registration

Link to online registration here.

Conference Rates

Rates can be found here.

Conference Schedule

To view the conference schedule click here.

Interested in Sponsoring Fall 2009?

View our Sponsorship Presentation or email Deb Parsons for more information.

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Slow Money Alliance National Gathering Sept 10-11, 2009

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

INAUGURAL NATIONAL GATHERING

FROM THE GROUND UP

September 10-11, 2009

Santa Fe Railyard

Slow Money.  It’s a new economic vision.  It’s an emerging network of investors, donors, farmers, and activists committed to building local food economies.  It’s about the soil of the economy.  It’s the beginning of the ”nurture capital” industry.
Come to Sante Fe.  Meet thought leaders and change agents from around the country.  Let’s build new capital markets that support preservation and restoration.  Let’s fix America’s economyfrom the ground up.

Speakers:

Eric Becker, vice president Trillium Asset Management
William Brinton, founder, Woods End Research
Paulo di Croce, executive director, Slow Food International
Anthony Flaccavento, executive director, Appalachian Sustainable Development
Joan Gussow, author, This Organic Life
Peter Kinder, ceo, LKD Research and Analytics
Fred Kirschenmann, distinguished fellow, Leopold Center
Kristen Martinez, entrepreneur in residence, New Mexico Community Capital
Mardi Mellon, director of food and environment program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Tom Miller, former head of program related investing, Ford Foundation
David Orr, professor, Oberlin College
Simran Sethi, associate professor of journalism, University of Kansas
George Siemon, ceo, Organic Valley
Greg Steltenpohl, founder, Odwalla
Woody Tasch, chairman and president, Slow Money
Judi Wicks, founder, White Dog Café
Ann Wright, Deputy Secretary, USDA

Event Highlights Include:

Music by Eliza Gilkyson and Robert Mirabal
Screening of “Food Fight” and ”Dirt The Movie”
A Friday night farm table feast
.

To Register:

complete Program & Speaker information, go to


www.slowmoneyalliance.org







or call (617) 566.2600


Accommodations:

Room blocks have been secured at the below hotels, which are close in proximity
to the gathering.  Please mention “Slow Money” when you call to book your room.


Hotel Santa Fe 505-982-1200
Room Rate: $149
One of Santa Fe’s well-known hotels

Sponsors:

Chelsea Green Publishing
McCune Charitable Foundation
Organic Valley
RSF Social Finance
Solidago Foundation
Stonyfield Farm

Partnering Organizations:

1% For the Planet
BALLE
Bioneers
Blue Moon Fund
Capulin Cooperative Alliance
Crop to Cuisine
Edible Communities Publications
Edible Santa Fe
Ethical Markets Media
Grace Communications
Haberman
Haymarket Peoples Fund
Investors’ Circle
Green Money Journal
La Montanita Coop
Santa Fe Alliance
The Organic Center

We look forward to seeing you.