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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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Time to engage the regulators for a zero-carbon reality!

I'm proud to be joining ClimateWise's new Insurance Advisory Council today. The Council will provide a regular forum ...

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Solar Impulse: Thoughts on Atlantic Crossing and Modelling

"It's not that there's a weather window every week over the Atlantic. It's more like there's ...

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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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ECM Weather & Energy Conference held in Copenhagen

Beyond temperature: new directions in weather hedging

Most European utilities are familiar with hedging the risk of unusual, particularly unusually ...

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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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