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An Untimely Passing

I've never believed in coincidences, luck or fate. I felt that my path was determined solely on my actions ...

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Selling insurance in the digital era

On Tuesday last week, Swiss Re held its inaugural 'Next generation insurance customer' conference here in Zürich. We were joined ...

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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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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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Wind Energy as an Alternative for the Future

All over the world there is an increased acceptance of the dreary fact that the fossil reserves will come to ...

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The way ahead for our millennials

As always, the Global Risks Report, published annually by the World Economic Forum, provides government and private sector decision-makers with ...

STORY URL: Global Risks Report 2014 | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
High unemployment, the rising cost of education and an aging population...

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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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Vivre plus longtemps - enjeux financiers, enjeux de société

Un panel organisé lors de la célébration des 150 ans de Swiss Re à Paris s’est concentré sur une ...

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Vive les vieux - Living longer lives: A risk or opportunity?

Swiss Re's 150 Years Anniversary in Paris brought together more than 500 guests at l'Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild ...

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Is it really worth living longer?

According to a new study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, 38.2% of Europeans or 165 million people suffered from a ...

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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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Martthi Athisaari on intergenerational equity

When it comes to discussions about ageing society, Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, notes ...

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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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Spanish innovation in clean transport

I've just returned from my summer holidays in Spain during which I was on a unique catamaran. The boat represents ...

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