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Pasture lands in MX - insured against drought via satellites

Back in January this year a small group of my team together with our local partner ProAgro hit the road ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ignoring climate change is a Titanic mistake

One hundred and four years ago this April, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The ship ...

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Earthquakes: What they are not about

Usually, earthquakes are all about numbers. Take the earthquake that occurred in Nepal in April 2015. The total economic loss ...

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