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The costs of longevity

Paul Murray is Swiss Re's Head of Life & Health Products in Hong Kong.

In this video clip, he ...

STORY URL: Ageing population pushes up costs of getting old
Your source for credible news and authoritative insights from Hong Kong, China and the world.

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A new way of seeing the world

Nirmala Nair is the founder of the School of Practical Sustainability and we've interviewed her as part of Swiss Re's ...

STORY URL: School of Practical Sustainability
Practitioners of mindful, conscious change work in many spheres to bring about transformation. This...

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Who has the guts to change the system?

Organic farmer Wendy Peter explains why organic farming cannot be compared to industrial farming. She shares that large-scale industrial farming ...

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Cities of the future - using less is key

In this clip, architect and urbanist Michael Sorkin shares some of some fascinating insights. He explains that, when it comes ...

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Growing old before growing rich

Somnath Chatterji is team leader for the multi-country studies program at the WHO (World Health Organisation). We interviewed him for ...

STORY URL: WHO | WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)
http://www.who.int/healthinfo/sage/en/index.html

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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Robotics healthcare is coming

Renowned robotics pioneer Mark Tilden looks at the future of robots - a particular focus of his is on robotics healthcare ...

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Climate change: a grandmother's thoughts

As part of Swiss Re's 150 year anniversary Open Minds project, we're speaking to people from around the world. This ...

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Can we define global ethics?

This clip features Reto Schneider, one of my favorite people at Swiss Re. He's our Head of Emerging Risks ...

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New cities - building on top and between

Architect Alfredo Brillembourg talks about the importance of sustainability with any new building project. New city elements should not be ...

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If New York can't handle it ...

Elisabeth Champ has volunteered in the wake of disasters in Haiti, Japan and the Philippines. She talks about her experience ...

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How can we ensure food security?

Swiss Re's Clarence Wong, Chief Economist Asia, talks about food security challenges in emerging markets. His own grandmother was a ...

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What does 'Successful Aging' mean?

Charles Eugster, born in 1919 and now the world's oldest competitive oarsman and body-builder, knows a lot about successful aging ...

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Are 'The Jetsons' our future?

Xu Xi, a Hong Kong based English language novelist, talks about the younger generation, the big jump in technology and ...

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Do we need a global social contract?

Renowned speaker and writer Chandran Nair talks about the social contract, the promise to the other person and essential value ...

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