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Education in insurance: attracting talent to the industry

Recent studies show that a new generation of students is reluctant to prioritise insurance as a profession. It finds that ...

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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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The arab spring in Tunisia...

One of the consequences of the so called arab spring is that 100'000 children leave the schools yearly due ...

STORY URL: Amor Ben Hamida -
Verhinderung illegaler Migration aus Nordafrika und Unterstützung lokaler Projekte in den Bereichen Landwirtschaft, Fischerei, Gewerbe und Handel sowie Armutsbekämpfung und Investition in Bildung.

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Three systems: Using psychology to teach climate readiness

The salient prospect about climate change for students today is not doom but uncertainty. Nobody can stop climate change, yet ...

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只献爱心,不留刺激

感谢太平洋财产保险的邀请,今年十月和几位再保险界的志愿者一起到位于海南省琼中县什运乡的中心小学支教一周。我带着送给孩子们的学习用具和礼物,满怀热情而去。回来的时候,却带着满心愧疚。 开始上课后的第一天中午,一位志愿者在餐桌上提出她碰到的一个难题。课间休息时,同学们都围拢来和她聊天、说笑。其中一位同学却非常严肃地问了她一个问题:“你们来干什么呢?其实你们来就是刺激我们一下,然后你们就走了。” 这位志愿者不知道该如何作答。其他志愿者也都一时语塞。气氛变得沉重起来。孩子说的似乎是事实。 支教结束 ...

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众人拾柴火焰高

"责任照亮未来!"太平洋保险在全国开展的这项教育扶贫计划多年来取得了丰硕的成果。今年,太保产险再保险部邀请其再保险伙伴共同参与这项有意义的活动。 2013年10月13-18日,来自瑞士再保险、慕尼黑再保险、汉诺威再保险、中国再保险、怡安奔福、韦莱、佳达等再保险公司和再保险经纪公司的十几位志愿者和太保的志愿者一起,在位于海南省山区腹地的琼中县什运乡中心小学,为三到六年级的170多名学生上音乐、美术、阅读、地理、体育、自然常识、安全知识等课程 ...

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An eye-opening project in Hainan, China

When I volunteered to teach at a public primary school in the remote mountains of Hainan Province, China, I was ...

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The agricultural disconnect

I've just come across Syngenta's brilliant new report on The Agricultural Disconnect, which looks at people's perceptions ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=54;cnt=266286;age=1

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Sustainable energy future: where do we stand?

It is axiomatic that when 50 people get together to talk about something, sparks are likely to fly -- our sustainable ...

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Opening children's eyes is key

Commenting on the findings of Swiss Re's Risk Perception Survey, CRO David Cole, says the findings show that the ...

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As glaciers retreat - what can be done?

Christoph Bissig is a ski patroller on Mount Titlis, a glacier location in central Switzerland that sees skiing year round ...

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Inspiring the next generation

Since 2007, New York Sun Works (NY Sun Works) has been inspiring urban students to think differently about everything from ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works
http://nysunworks.org/

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The risk of not supporting girls' education

In company with hundreds of thousands of others around the world, I found Malala Yousafzai's speech at the United ...

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Education and development

The New York Times reports on two diametrically opposed approaches to providing education to the world's poorest children. The ...

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