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The future is a Swiss red wine...

I'm in Zurich, enjoying a glass of Swiss red wine and reflecting on last week's excellent Swiss Re 150 Year ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=15;cnt=4;age=17

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Older people, modern views

Less than a week after the Open Minds event in London, and to mark The United Nations' (UN) International Day ...

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The future – bright or bleak, it will be silver

Someone (it seems likely that it was my yoga teacher, since I’ve tracked what I’m about to say ...

STORY URL: Consensus Research Blog
http://www.consensus-research.com/blog/?p=878

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Work less, live longer

According to the (very left leaning) New Economic Forum, a shift to a 30-hour working week would "help to address ...

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How do you feed the world without starving the planet?

This headline on cnn.com caught my attention for a number of reasons. One, I just attended the Swiss Re ...

STORY URL: How do you feed the world without starving the planet?
With 7.1 billion mouths to feed, and plenty more on the way, the world needs to find new ways to feed its citizens.

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Elderly care crisis?

The Telegraph in the UK reports that a study, conducted on behalf of NFU Mutual, has revealed that more than ...

STORY URL: Elderly care crisis claims a million family homes - Telegraph
More than one million families have been forced to sell their home in just five years to meet the cost of paying for residential care, new figures have revealed.

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Fish bowl on Funding Elderly Lives, part 3

I also participated in of the 4 well attended Fish Bowls at Swiss Re's 150 years' client event in Zürich ...

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Pensions in India

The PFRDA bill is likely to be tabled in the Indian parliament, and if sources are to be believed this ...

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Fish bowl thoughts on funding longer lives

In our bowl we discussed a lot about paradigm shift – on an individual, but also corporate level. So imagine how ...

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Departure to new ideas

Awaiting my delayed flight home after facilitating a funding longer lives dialogue session in Zurich yesterday, I'm reflecting on the ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=18;cnt=9;age=1

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PPP of Insurance Industry and International Organisations?

Today's climate policy is based on the economic idea of cap and trade. It is not clear, whether this works ...

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Does environmental protection bury the nuclear phase-out?

As potential solutions for a nuclear phase-out in Switzerland become more concrete, they reveal a trade-off for environmental groups and ...

STORY URL: Energiewende: Grüner Atomausstieg liegt noch in weiter Ferne - Schweiz Nachrichten - NZZ.ch
Ein neuer Bewertungsindex der Umweltverbände beurteilt die Umsetzung des Atomausstiegs kritisch. Dabei zeigen sich auch ökologische Zielkonflikte. Der Index selbst dürfte die Harmonie zwischen den...

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Perceptions may not be reality? China vs. US survey views.

There is a wealth of data in the risk perceptions survey, and no doubt some of the results will be ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=6;cnt=65538;age=1

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"Freaky food" label to help cut food waste

My local supermarket, the Swiss supermarket chain Coop, has just launched a new brand of food. Food sold under the ...

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Curses! Even worse news about carbon?

A study by Oxford University researchers finds that when countries are rich in fossil fuels (good news in some ways ...

STORY URL: Britain and Norway avoid the 'carbon curse' of fuel-rich countries - University of Oxford

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