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A faster response to pandemics is crucial

A faster response to pandemics is crucial; how global insurance could help.

There is a direct correlation between the speed ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/Pandemics_in_a_changing_climate_Full_report_FINAL.PDF

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Nailing down laminate flooring and tort litigation

You've probably seen the headlines about lawsuits over formaldehyde levels in Lumber Liquidators (LL) laminate flooring. Casualty insurers are ...

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Don't leave the sharpest tools in the box to the capitalists

Humanitarian actors start to embrace insurance instruments

Imagine donor countries emphasizing the "power of insurance", humanitarian actors asking for premium ...

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#AllMalePanel: Men take stand against 'dude fests'‏

When I look back on the last 100 years it's really incredible to see how far we've come ...

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Insurance as innovative tool for humanitarian assistance

I am attending the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. This is a flagship event organized by the United Nations ...

STORY URL: https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/

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Unsafe at any speed- 21st century edition

Fifty years after Ralph Nader's bestseller "Unsafe at Any Speed" which resulted in a public outcry against cars built ...

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Grow old gracefully… but how?

Recently, I came across a quote by Eric Hoffer: "The best part of the art of living is to know ...

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How can we stop wildfire burning through government budgets?

Until recently the perils of earthquake and flood seemed to  be the flavour of the month and had been hitting ...

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Bringing agriculture insurance to African farmers

Farming provides a living for two out of three people in Sub Saharan Africa. But when hail, floods, drought or ...

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3D printing – disruptor or enabler?

My knowledge of 3D printing – or Additive Manufacturing as it is also known - was limited to what I have read ...

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Thinking of writing US flood? Read this, then read it again

Very few regions of the world can boast about such a detailed set of national flood maps as the United ...

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Consolidation, flood insurance, and the protection gap

In the first week of April, I had the good opportunity to travel to the Booth School of Business at ...

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Swiss Re sponsors new InsureTech-Accelerator-Program @WERK1

We have just signed a sponsoring contract with WERK1 for an InsureTech-accelerator program in Munich. The objective of the program ...

STORY URL: http://www.werk1muenchen.de/

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How good is Swiss Re's landslide modelling approach?

Recent weeks saw Japan's south-western prefecture of Kumamoto being stuck by two earthquakes – a foreshock of magnitude 6.2 ...

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Raising taxes to pay for disasters should not be necessary

It is with mixed feelings that I read the BBC news that Ecuador's government will raise taxes to help ...

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