Creating solutions for sustainability

In our core re/insurance business we seek to develop solutions that help address important environmental and social challenges. Focus areas are natural catastrophes and climate change, insurance cover in emerging countries, and funding longer lives.

Our priorities

While all our risk transfer solutions help create stability, we currently consider certain areas of our business to be particularly relevant for sustainable development:

  • Climate change and natural disasters
  • Insurance covers in emerging countries
  • Funding longer lives

We address these challenges within our established risk modelling and underwriting activities or through the development of specific solutions. In either case, we cooperate closely with our clients and partners.

Innovative approaches and partnerships

Our solutions frequently include one or more of the following elements:

  • Insurance-linked securities (ILS) or cat bonds: We are a leader in the development of these products, which enable large risks to be transferred to the capital markets;
  • Index-based insurance products: We are a pioneer in creating innovative insurance solutions that use an index to determine payments;
  • Public-sector partners: We seek to develop risk transfer solutions for governments and various public-sector organisations, in addition to our direct insurance and corporate clients.

Corporate responsibility

Corporate responsibility

We have a long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility and strive to implement this across our business. Our performance has received high ratings from independent third-party organisations.

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A leader in sustainability

Swiss Re was insurance industry sector leader in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the third consecutive year and the tenth time since 2004.

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