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Modeling of Severe Convective Storms - Art or Science??

I was recently asked to take part in a Panel discussion focusing on current topics surrounding "Property Risk" in Kansas ...

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Light Show Over Chicago: The Midwest Derecho

Mother Nature kicked of the 4th of July celebrations early this year, with an impressive light show over the Chicago ...

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National Disaster Mitigation Strategy - Canada

2013 set a record in Canada as the first time the country has suffered two natural disasters causing more than ...

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When it comes to tornadoes, always expect the unexpected

Albert Einstein once said, "One need only to think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a ...

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"Björk: Even VCs understand our future is in nature"

What do music, technology and preserving our planet have in common? Björk's latest project! 

Biophilia is a collaboration between ...

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A hurricane, regardless of the name, is not very sweet

The start of the 2014 hurricane season coincided with the release of a study from the University of Illinois which ...

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Are new football stadiums good for urban resilience?

The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities website says that the upcoming World Cup and Olympics will give Rio de ...

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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 ...

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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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