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Major earthquakes: important lessons

BBC posted an article with interesting statistics / graphics about the fifth anniversary of the Sichuan, China earthquake, "one of the ...

STORY URL: Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22398684

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Who is funding the research?

The so-called 'dementia epidemic' is thought to be as a result of our changing demographic profile with regard to longer ...

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Education and development

The New York Times reports on two diametrically opposed approaches to providing education to the world's poorest children. The scope ...

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Latin America's future is Swiss Re's future

It was announced today that Robert Azevedo, Brazil's ambassador to the World Trade Organization, has been selected to be the ...

STORY URL: Innovative solutions for Latin America
Social innovation and entrepreneurship featured strongly on the agenda at the World Economic Forum on Latin America, where, as co-chair of the meeting, I had the opportunity to participate in a nu...

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Risk and international growth

At an event in London, Swiss Re chief economist, Kurt Karl, has predicted that in the year 2025 eight of ...

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IBM Watson Healthcare

Successful medical diagnoses as well as appropriate treatment decisions are definitely two of the most important determinants of future longevity ...

STORY URL: IBM Watson Demo: Oncology Diagnosis and Treatment (2 min.)
The IBM Watson Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Adviser demo was created in close collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the world's preeminent ca...

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Financing disaster risks

Each year features new headlines about deadly and devastating catastrophes in different parts of the world with earthquakes in Japan ...

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Underfunded Pension Plans

People spend the younger part of their lives working hard in exchange for a promise from the government or employers ...

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Shall we breakdown our traditions?

Modern societies provide better healthcare for longer lives but break down the tradition that the growth children take care of ...

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Medical breakthrough – lab grown organs

Scientists have been working to grow organs and other body parts from stem cells – cells which can become any type ...

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How insurance can sustain the renewable

As renewable energy grows in strategic importance for power companies, and as investment in renewable energy assets expands, risk considerations ...

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#TheEarthHack

Join an exciting new crowd sourcing competition called TheEarthHack. We’re looking for low carbon solutions that reinvent existing technology ...

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Boost for catastrophe insurance in Italy

Perils, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, just announced that it is including earthquake and flood Italy ...

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Urge to maintain focus on climate change

For more than 10 years I've been working for business addressing the climate change challenge. In many ways this has ...

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Positive energy

Few topics attract so much skepticism and cynical reactions as the energy challenge. For a few years I have been ...

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