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A brave new world of human enhancements

For many years I have followed the exciting developments in human enhancement technologies. And while they seem to bring many ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/5044_SwissRe_HumanEnhancement_Infographic_AW_WEB.pdf

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Risky cities & disaster resilience – looking at Los Angeles

In my January blog I highlighted urban resilience efforts as a key component to natural catastrophe recovery. Cities across the ...

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Miami vices

If you live in south Florida, here are a couple of suggestions to strengthen your home's resilience in the ...

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Specialty drugs: Medical innovation at unsustainable costs?

The increasing cost of specialty drugs in the US is an issue too big to ignore. A number of stakeholders ...

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Beyond data...

Last year when I attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, I was struck by the number of people talking ...

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What exactly is a "claims commitment?"

The Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' claims team has been developing a road map for our clients to better understand our ...

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On reorganizations, making humans fail and big losses

Not one day passes, that in the business section a new merger or acquisition is announced. The economic outlook for ...

STORY URL: http://media.cgd.swissre.com/documents/ExpertHearingontheHumanFactor_Summary.pdf

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Staying ahead of the climate conversation

Every year, Climate Week in New York City brings much needed attention to the larger topic of climate awareness and ...

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Solar Impulse: a symbol of sustainability

I'm really passionate about renewable energy, clean technology and how they can support a sustainable future. And I also ...

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Putting the lights on in Africa

Thirteen percent of the world's population lives in Africa. According to the International Energy Agency, these 915 million people ...

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Deceived but not deterred by Juno

In basketball terms, Juno gave us a little head fake and drove the other way. While New York City escaped ...

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Infrastructure investments needed to control insurance costs

Every year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases an Infrastructure Report Card, which depicts the condition and performance ...

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Urban resilience initiatives are key to nat cat recovery

In recent years, cities around the world are taking concrete steps to protect their residents against natural disasters, including building ...

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The Blizzard of 2015: Was the forecast really a "bust"?

Starting in the evening of Saturday, January 24th,output from weather forecast models started to show a significant snow event ...

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Drones evolving at the speed of light

Faster than a speeding bullet? Not quite.

The latest drone flies at a speed of "only" 20 meters per second ...

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