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Respect for human rights: insurance industry thoughts

I've recently attended a Swiss Re Lunch & Learn session where Andreas Spiegel, Head Sustainability and Political Risk, presented the ...

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The Guardian wants to "keep it in the ground"

Calling on the most powerful people in the world to pull their investments from fossil fuel companies is pretty bold ...

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New global view on earthquake risk in CatNET

Compared to other natural hazards, major earthquakes are rare in most parts of the world. But, when they do strike ...

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Earthquake insurance: it's time to shake things up

Ask your neighbor and an underwriter the following question and you’ll get two different answers: “What do you think ...

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Commitment to reduce CO2 emissions

The impacts of climate change pose a formidable challenge to today's and future generations. If global warming exceeds 2 ...

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Hurricane forecast: Out of sight should not mean out of mind

Within the last few days Colorado State University, an institution known for its extended range hurricane forecasts, issued its forecast ...

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Your smart phone will see you now!

What was once within the realm of science fiction, has now become reality. Healthcare technology is developing at lightning speed ...

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Objects in (the) mirror are closer than they appear

Like the saying on your car mirrors, utilization of autonomous car technology can sometimes feel so close… yet at the ...

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The UK general election and welfare reform

Although the UK's major political parties have not been very forthcoming on their plans ahead of the upcoming general ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases/nr_20150407_UK_group_watch_2015.html

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The market share of US, Canada and UK in Life Reinsurance

Dear community,

In 2013, primary life insurance premiums paid throughout the world were (in mio of USD):
- Europe: 946,727 ...

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Disaster risk reduction: Can we do more?

NHK, Yomiuri and Asahi, all well-known Japanese media recently featured the SR study "Mind the Risk" which ranked Tokyo-Yokohama metropolis ...

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Swiss Re, Solar Impulse make History (the channel that is)

Solar Impulse 2 is doing what other plane hasn't: flying around the world on solar power. And we're ...

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Question on life reinsurance premiums paid globally in 2014

Dear community,

In 2014, about 70 billion have been paid out in life reinsurance premiums. This represents an increase of ...

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Tropical cyclone Pam and Vanuatu

The recent devastating tropical cyclone that went through the Pacific Islands of Vanuatu has caught the attention of the public ...

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