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Strengthening the agricultural sector in Africa

I got back from my first client visit to Africa at the 5th Swiss Re Agriculture Insurance Roundtable in Nairobi ...

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Competing on umbrella premiums with technical bounds

Commercial insurers are competing actively for every large corporate insured’s premium. While writing competitive premium policies and setting up ...

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Renewable energy sits atop the world's largest oil deposits?

Solar Impulse is back in the Middle East, where their bold attempt to circumnavigate the world using only solar power ...

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I don't do well in the heat - soon neither will you

I'm a Scotsman who can't cope in the sun. I burn when it's 70 and cloudy. Can ...

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Solar Impulse 2: The Wings of Clean Energy

"For this fragile Solar Impulse aircraft we need, let's say, perfection." Being an engineer myself, this statement by Wim ...

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Are we ready for the next big earthquake in Istanbul?

Istanbul. The imposing city straddling the Bosporus strait is one of the most populous cities in the world with roughly ...

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Resilience is everyone’s responsibility

The insurance industry is fully capable of meeting its obligations in the wake of the Fort McMurray fire, yet the ...

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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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US hurricane landfall: A question of when, not if

In the year 2005, Facebook was a year old, YouTube was launched, and Twitter and Instagram were merely concepts in ...

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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 ...

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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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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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Does Delhi need to worry about far-field earthquakes?

During
last week, Delhi experienced two earthquake tremors and one of them forced the Delhi metro to stop their services ...

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Houston, we have a problem!

The recent storms in the Houston area have once again brought the topic of the Protection Gap to the front ...

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