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Can microinsurance be a viable investment?

In complement to the blog that we are publishing on our website this week, I want to ask the question ...

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Challenging a universal truth. Fat or fraud?

You may remember my blog earlier this year which introduced the idea that what we see in our food pyramids ...

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Primer Taller de Seguros Paramétricos para Reguladores LAC

“Primer Taller Regional de Seguros Paramétricos para autoridades de Regulación y Supervisión en América Latina y el Caribe”

Hotel Grand ...

STORY URL: http://www.microrisk.org/es/central-america-es/primer-taller-regional-de-seguros-parametricos

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Strengthening the agricultural sector in Africa

I got back from my first client visit to Africa at the 5th Swiss Re Agriculture Insurance Roundtable in Nairobi ...

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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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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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Fondue, deconstructed.

It is as Swiss as it gets. An acquired taste for some. For the uninitiated, fondue might just seem like ...

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Does healthy eating cost you more?

24 years ago tomorrow, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) created World Diabetes Day held each ...

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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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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Despilfarro de alimentos - un fenómeno evitable

Algunas cosas tenemos que mencionar al inicio para entender completamente la severidad de este asunto.
1. "el equivalente a la ...

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Keeping it fresh

Over the past five years, scientists at the University of Florida have been working with the US Army to help ...

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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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