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Distributed access to insurance

A year ago I shared my initial thoughts around our first blockchain efforts for insurance. Our work at Swiss Re ...

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USD 800bn in homes at risk

We know the impact from climate change is a huge risk that insurers are facing. And what also seems clear ...

STORY URL: http://climate.org/sea-level-rise-risk-and-reslilence-in-coastal-cities

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Reawakening the spinal cord

More than 15,000 Australians – and many millions worldwide – live with a spinal cord injury. Sadly, each day this number ...

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Time for some intergenerational justice!

Australia has a world class aged care system, but it's under increasing pressure.

At a time when future funding ...

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The Importance of Resilient Buildings

Most people believe buildings codes are designed so that a building can withstand a major earthquake. The fact is that ...

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A Complex Earthquake?

Yes, you read it correct, this blog is all about a complex earthquake. Can an earthquake be complex? Yes, though ...

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Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades

Time to start thinking where Europe needs to take action on financial resilience. Bloomberg recently outlined that coastal communities from ...

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What is reinsurance's role in Brazil's renewables landscape?

Green Power Global again gathered some of the biggest international and local names within government and private sector under one ...

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Parametric cover a win for Florida homeowners

For Florida homeowners, hurricanes are unavoidable and insurance is a must-have. But in most cases, only a portion of the ...

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Harvesting energy in stormy seas

The energy sector has come under particular scrutiny as sustainable solutions are needed to contribute to the strengthening of the ...

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My people them dey stay for poor surroundings*

In 2012, the star architect Kunlé Adeyemi unveiled his “floating school” in Makoko, one of more than 100 slums in ...

STORY URL: http://africasacountry.com/2016/10/my-people-them-dey-stay-for-poor-surroundings/

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Shake it up!

Swiss Re released a new global earthquake model this September and put it at the fingertips of its Underwriters. This ...

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Shining a light on earthquake risk in eastern Canada

As I write this blog, news of a second earthquake striking Mexico and its devastating impact on a country that ...

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Scientia potentia est.

Scientia potentia est. Knowledge is power. This widely acknowledged truism applies in so much of our modern world particularly in ...

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Insuring for Externality to Natural Assets and Capital

The current thinking on insuring of natural assets and capital is one of solving an externality problem. The externality being ...

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