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Understanding why people don't buy life insurance

One would think that because life insurance can help families mitigate risks to their standard of living, consumers would purchase ...

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An Untimely Passing

I've never believed in coincidences, luck or fate. I felt that my path was determined solely on my actions ...

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Depletion Of Fisheries May Be Encouraging Maritime Piracy

There are many factors that may compromise fish abundance. Some, like the effects of raising temperature, acidification, algal blooms or ...

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Combating Illegal Fishing: Key to ending Overfishing?

 The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has singled out illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as ...

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Selling insurance in the digital era

On Tuesday last week, Swiss Re held its inaugural 'Next generation insurance customer' conference here in Zürich. We were joined ...

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Are potato chips the new cigarette?

Last spring, a colleague and I had just wrapped up another day at a joint claims and underwriting audit in ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/Are_Potato_Chips_new_Cigarette.pdf
http://media.swissre.com/documents/Are_Potato_Chips_new_Cigarette.pdf

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Community engagement proves key to ocean conservation

In a world where more than 800 million people suffer from chronic malnourishment and where the global population is expected ...

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Food divides

Food divides:
Daily bread with genetically modified organisms for the masses and organic artisanal bread for the rich!

Can we ...

STORY URL: School of Practical Sustainability
School of Practical Sustainability. 208 „Gefällt mir“-Angaben · 16 Personen sprechen darüber. The School of Practical Sustainability is a virtual online...

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Food security

Over the years I have represented those poor men and women who live in rural villages in Sub-Saharan Africa. They ...

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Food security and the importance of agricultural insurance

The opportunity to find ways of producing more food in an efficient manner to feed a growing global population is ...

STORY URL: The Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World: A Call to Action for Addressing Challenges & Developing Solutions
http://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/6436

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Focus on African farmers

Lovemore Forichi is one of Swiss Re's Senior Agriculture Underwriters - his work centers around providing agriculture risk management solutions ...

STORY URL: Swiss Re organises agricultural insurance roundtable | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
June 10/11 saw more than 40 clients and experts from the agricultural...

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African Risk Capacity - a game-changer for Africa?

As part of the Swiss Re delegation at WEF Davos last week, I made a point of signing the UN ...

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WEF 2014: Building resilient agriculture for food security

2013 saw hail hit several European countries. And the year before, there were severe droughts in the US, Russia and ...

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The way ahead for our millennials

As always, the Global Risks Report, published annually by the World Economic Forum, provides government and private sector decision-makers with ...

STORY URL: Global Risks Report 2014 | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
High unemployment, the rising cost of education and an aging population...

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Why food prices are set to rise

Food security can be analyzed at three mutually supportive levels. The first is at the global level where issues of ...

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