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New Orleans celebrates one year of resilience building: Swiss Re and Veolia report progress on resilience and recovery solution

13 Sep 2016

It's just over 11 years ago that Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving the city devastated by the storm surge and floods. Since then the city has been fighting hard to get back to the thriving city it was before. An important step on that journey is the resilience strategy implemented a year ago. Celebrating the anniversary on September 12, 2016 a sure sign that the city is on the right path is the improved Fitch rating to A+, which was just announced.

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Thai Rice Insurance Scheme scales up to cover 2 million rice farmers

01 Sep 2016

Thailand is amongst the world's top rice exporters. Rice is generally cultivated across the entire country and huge parts of Thailand's population earn their living from rice farming. For centuries, farmers' livelihood and rice production have been plagued by natural disasters such as floods and droughts. To cushion the rural population against destructive weather conditions, a Government Disaster Relief Programme was launched a decade ago to provide financial assistance to farmers affected by disasters.

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WEF Africa 2016: How reinsurance supports shared prosperity across the continent

10 May 2016

Africa’s positive economic outlook is under pressure – mainly due to a slowdown in the global economy – with growth expected to remain just below 5% in 2016. As many countries in the region improve their investment climate and undertake macroeconomic policy reforms, inflows of foreign direct investment are expected to continue to grow, although at a slower pace.

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Swiss Re's 2016 Global Risk Briefing for Ambassadors promotes innovation in improving risk resilience

21 Mar 2016

Discussing key risk challenges with public sector representatives is part of Swiss Re's vision for a more resilient world. Swiss Re’s annual Global Risk Briefing for foreign ambassadors is a valuable opportunity for such a discussion.

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WEF Davos 2016: Swiss Re supports Groundbreaking Partnerships to make Resilience a Reality

26 Jan 2016

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

20 Jan 2016

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.

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