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When disaster hits: first steps to recovery

There's nothing good about being hit by a natural disaster, but a bad situation can be made even worse ...

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A flood solution in UK?

The British are a stoical bunch, not prone to moaning and groaning when things go wrong – I suppose it's ...

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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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Geneva Association Interview with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR

This video provides an interview on the role of insurance in disaster reduction with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR Coordinator for the ...

STORY URL: Geneva Association
The Geneva Association on Disaster Reduction

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Small island, big news

In October, the UK’s Daily Telegraph reported that Ioane Teitiota, 37, from the Republic of Kiribati has asked a ...

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In the tracks of Typhoon Haiyan

As Typhoon Haiyan dissipates over the Asian mainland, the images of devastation that have emerged from the Philippines are truly ...

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Enabling innovative solutions to address demographic ageing

The augmentation of human life expectancy, combined with an increasingly ageing population in our societies, has become one of the ...

STORY URL: Impact Hub Fellowship For Longer Lives

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Do rainbows follow hurricanes? Sandy, one (long) year later

In her hit song, "Firework," Katy Perry sings the lyric, "After a hurricane, comes a rainbow." Sorry, Katy ...

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Country risk management: the smart way to go

Swiss Re has long advocated the adoption of country risk management approaches, in other words the development of holistic, pro-active ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/CRO_Forum_ESG_Country_Risk_Paper_Oct2013.pdf

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World's riskiest cities

Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of ...

STORY URL: World’s riskiest cities
Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of cities around the world.

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The Day I'll Never Forget

June 20th, 2013 was a memorable day for me, not just because I got married that day, but also because ...

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Vivre plus longtemps - enjeux financiers, enjeux de société

Un panel organisé lors de la célébration des 150 ans de Swiss Re à Paris s’est concentré sur une ...

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Reflections on Climate Week NYC

September 23rd was an exciting day for me to say the least. The Opening Ceremony of Climate Week 2013 was ...

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Vive les vieux - Living longer lives: A risk or opportunity?

Swiss Re's 150 Years Anniversary in Paris brought together more than 500 guests at l'Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild ...

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Outliving our ancestors....

I was personally delighted to see Funding Longer Lives as one of the key themes for our upcoming Open Minds ...

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