Swiss Re at WEF

Swiss Re is a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), participating in its Global Risk Network to exchange views with experts from the political, economic, and scientific community.

WEF Davos: Creating a shared future in a fractured world

As 3000+ world leaders of politics, business, academia and civil society head for the World Economic Forum in Davos, they will be thinking about the various ways in which they and their organisations can help create a shared future in a fractured world.

WEF Davos 2017: Why insurance will shape a more resilient, sustainable and equitable world

We live in a fast-paced and interconnected world where breakthrough technologies, demographic shifts and political transformations have far-reaching societal and economic consequences. More than ever, leaders need to share insights and innovations on how to best navigate the future.


WEF Davos 2016: Swiss Re supports Groundbreaking Partnerships to make Resilience a Reality
Moving Climate Resilience from Talk to Action

Two quotes spring to mind in the wake of WEF Davos 2016, where the main theme - the 4th Industrial Revolution - suggests the loss of 20 million jobs, and the ensuing erosion of the middle classes. But if approached the right way, it can also spur new mindsets, and shape new opportunities.


World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016:
Moving Climate Resilience from Talk to Action

As world leaders gather in Davos for the Annual Meeting 2016, the World Economic Forum says that failure to effectively confront climate change is potentially the most costly risk to society over the next ten years.


WEF Africa 2015: financial resilience key to sustaining Africa's transformation

What does climate change, filling a trillion dollar infrastructure hole, and supporting 2 million African smallholders with natural disaster insurance have in common? They all form part of WEF Africa 2015: financial resilience key to sustaining Africa's transformation. 


WEF Davos 2015: the new global context, and how the private sector can make a difference

What does climate change, filling a trillion dollar infrastructure hole, and supporting 2 million African smallholders with natural disaster insurance have in common? They all form part of Swiss Re's resilience agenda at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos. 


Disaster risk management supports sustainable green growth in Asia

East Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Swiss Re took its message of disaster resilience to Manila for WEF East Asia 2014. 


Swiss Re at WEF Latin America 2014: resilience building, an investment in Latin America's future

At WEF Latin America in Panama, an earthquake off the coast of Chile before the conference start reminded us how important disaster risk management and partnering for resilience are. 


WEF Global Risks Report 2014: Generation Lost, or Leadership Lost?

“Even the leaders who understood the magnitude of the financial crisis, and saw what was coming, didn’t do anything. And that scared me! Society needs to engage more, and we need better leadership! 


WEF Annual Meeting 2014: creating a more resilient world

Building resilience requires many components, including country risk management and food security. We're in Davos to explain how the insurance industry can help. 

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WEF East Asia 2013: Myanmar opens its doors to the world

After decades of international isolation, Myanmar prepares for a period of rapid growth and development supported by generous natural resources, a large labour force and its strategic location between Asia’s two economic dynamos – the People’s Republic of China and India. Swiss Re is there to listen and learn. 


WEF Latin America 2013: delivering growth and strengthening societies

Social innovation and resilience were high on the agenda for Swiss Re at the World Economic Forum Latin America 2013 in Lima, Peru.  


WEF Annual Meeting 2013: resilience in the face of the unthinkable

Recent events have shown the ripple effect of risk and the importance of building resilience. At the 2013 WEF Annual Meeting, Swiss Re highlights ways in which the public and private spheres can work together to assess and plan for risks before they happen. 


WEF China 2012: spotlight on ageing and natural disasters in Asia

The world is ageing – and Asia is ageing rapidly. Whereas it took France 115 years for its population of over 65s to double it will take China just 26 years, and South Korea and Singapore even less to reach the same result. Swiss Re was part of the dialogue, at WEF China. 


WEF East Asia 2012: dealing with the extreme

Less than six before the start of the 2012 WEF East Asia, parts of the venue in Bangkok were under water. Thailand had experienced its worst flooding in 50 years affecting most parts of the country, resulting in an insurance payout of USD 12 billion dollars. Swiss Re Chair Global Partnerships Martyn Parker discussed lessons learned. 


WEF Latin America 2012: how active risk management can play a part in the continent's success

Launching new models for socio-economic development and sustainable growth are key issues for Latin America, and re/insurance can play an important role. During WEF Latin America 2012, Swiss Re showed how. 


WEF Annual Meeting 2012: emphasising food security

Climate change, poverty and civil unrest. These are just some of the issues that play a crucial role in causing food supply imbalances around the world. Swiss Re shared its expertise at the 2012 Annual Meeting. 

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