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Swiss Re steps up investment in own solar power supply

As a founding partner of RE100, Swiss Re is committed to becoming 100% powered by renewable electricity by 2020 - a ...

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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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Renewable energy sits atop the world's largest oil deposits?

Solar Impulse is back in the Middle East, where their bold attempt to circumnavigate the world using only solar power ...

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Solar Impulse 2: The Wings of Clean Energy

"For this fragile Solar Impulse aircraft we need, let's say, perfection." Being an engineer myself, this statement by Wim ...

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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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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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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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Seagulls vs Solar

I'm the CRE & LO manager Swiss Re's office in Folkestone, UK. Recently, our office received the ISO ...

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Crossing the Pacific on solar energy only

A few days ago, André Borschberg, my "solar brother", embarked on the most ambitious leg of the Solar Impulse journey ...

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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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Achieving the greatest effects with the simplest of means

Yesterday I was in the Swiss countryside, just outside the quiet, picturesque and sleepy little town of Payerne. A few ...

STORY URL: Solar Impulse 2 unveiled | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
In 2012 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions became the sole insurer of Solar...

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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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Solar Impulse 2 to be unveiled tomorrow

The wait is almost over! On 9 April, the world will see Solar Impulse 2, the plane that will undertake ...

STORY URL: Solar Impulse 2 to be unveiled soon | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
In 2012 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions became the sole insurer of Solar...

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"Sunshine Cinema" brings stories and solutions

I love storytelling ... and who doesn't, right? It goes back to the caves and first camp fires - we sit ...

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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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