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Learning lessons from the recent Dixieland tornado outbreak

The last week of April was not a good week for the residents of the Midwest and South. A multi-day ...

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Swiss Re goes to Washington (sort of)

On April 22, Earth Day, I spent the morning in Miami Beach,Florida, testifying before Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), who ...

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Higher Ground

Earlier this month, I shared a video excerpt of my conversation with The Wall Street Journal editor and Stanford University ...

STORY URL: ECO:nomics: Preparing For The Big Storm
How can companies prepare for environmental disasters? J. Eric Smith, President and CEO of Swiss Re Americas talks about what steps companies can minimize their risk.

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Being bold in Bandung

In a recent blog post for the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities website, Swiss Re's Martyn Parker says ...

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Climate Change Resilience Depends on Public/Private Partners

This week, I joined more than 200 business leaders at The Wall Street Journal's ECO:nomics conference to discuss ...

STORY URL: Untitled Document
http://live.wsj.com/public/page/embed-62A58CB2_5A0A_4078_8415_9E31E8597A3C.html

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Learning from floods

Swiss Re published the much-awaited yearly sigma study on natural catastrophes last week. The highlights: In 2013, there were 308 ...

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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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ASEAN's road to a community of caring societies

Another major step in the process of ASEAN integration is going to unfold in 2015 -- the formation of the ASEAN ...

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Metropolis Now: Can our cities cope with disaster?

Floods, storms, earthquakes and other natural disasters affect millions of people every year and can cause significant economic damage, particularly ...

STORY URL: Connecting Generations: Metropolis Now | Swiss Re - Centre for Global Dialogue
Floods, storms, earthquakes and other natural disasters affect...

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Come adattarsi ad un clima in cambiamento?

Il cambiamento climatico costituisce una delle principali sfide del presente ed delle generazioni future ed è di particolare rilevanza per ...

STORY URL: Evento per celebrare il 150° Anniversario del Gruppo Swiss Re a Roma (solo... | Swiss Re 150 Years
Swiss Re celebra il suo 150° Anniversario ospitando una serie di eventi...

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Hashtags can be the new hotlines: Lessons from #CGI

In 2005, the book The World is Flat by Thomas J.Friedman was published, and in the same year, President ...

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Picking up the pieces after Haiyan

The International Labour Organization recently published an update on how people affected by Typhoon Haiyan are recovering from the storm ...

STORY URL: Philippines: 100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/features/WCMS_235730/lang--en/index.htm

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Disaster response robots

Natural catastrophes wreak havoc on our infrastructure and communities. Relief efforts are often seriously hindered when human access is either ...

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The economics of storm resistant shelters

In October 2011, The Women’s Union of Da Nang, Vietnam, working with The Institute for Social and Environmental Transition ...

STORY URL: The Economics of Storm Resistant Shelters | Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International on WordPress.com
Phong Tran, Ph.D, Technical Lead, ISET-International, VietnamIn October 2011, The Women’s Union of Da Nang (WU), Vietnam, working with The Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET),...

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High Costs of Wildfires and a New Hose System to Fight Them

The U.S. National Fire Protection Association has a video http://bit.ly/1eXo1id which discusses the extremely high cost ...

STORY URL: Short Demo Video r1.avi - Google Drive
http://bit.ly/14J3s2g

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