Global Partnerships story archive

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Pioneering insurance solutions to address poverty and resource scarcity in India

24 Nov 2011

India is expected to surpass China as the world's most densely populated nation by 2025. While the projected economic outlook for 2012 is a respectable 8 percent, the biggest part of the population still belongs to the low income segment. In addition, the country is suffering from depleting land and water resources, and the widespread hunger problem could grow worse unless serious steps are taken.

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Opportunities and risks in emerging markets

17 Nov 2011

The 7th annual Chief Risk Officer Assembly was hosted at Swiss Re’s Centre for Global Dialogue on 16-17 November 2011. A joint initiative between Swiss Re, the Geneva Association and the CRO Forum, the event provides a unique global platform for re/insurance CROs. With emerging markets high on the 2011 agenda, Michel Liès, Chairman of Swiss Re Global Partnerships, says the firm is building capabilities in emerging markets.

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Partnering for more resilient societies

19 Sep 2011

Insurance is vital to economic growth and development. Swiss Re partners with corporations, governments and civil society to pioneer risk transfer solutions that make a real difference to thousands of people around the world.

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The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative – protecting livelihoods in a changing climate

19 Sep 2011

Climate-related shocks are a threat to the food security of the 1.3 billion people who live on less than a dollar a day and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. To help protect their crops and incomes, Swiss Re and its partners launched the innovative R4 Rural Resilience Initiative.

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Swiss Re provides Haiti’s micro entrepreneurs with insurance proceeds after devastating rainfall

22 Jun 2011

An innovative microinsurance program shows how public-private partnerships can help shore up societal resilience in the areas that need it the most.

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Making cities in East Asia more resilient to disaster shocks

15 Jun 2011

Swiss Re at WEF East Asia: "Innovative risk solutions can help governments protect their communities and infrastructures against natural and weather-related disasters."

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A century of managing risk and strengthening societies in Latin America

26 Apr 2011

The Latin American continent with a population of 600 million people offers immense opportunities for economic development –but growth goes hand in hand with risk preparedness, as large regions are regularly exposed to natural catastrophes.

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Swiss Re breakfast in Davos on Ageing, Food Security and Natural Catastrophes

03 Feb 2011

Swiss Re breakfast in Davos on Ageing, Food Security and Natural Catastrophes:

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Swiss Re breakfast debate at the WEF in Davos

28 Jan 2011

The room was full on Thursday 27 January at 7.30 in the morning, in Davos, when Nik Gowing, launched Swiss Re's breakfast debate on ageing, food security and natural catastrophes. The purpose was to discuss solutions for bridging the financing gap that can impact governments and individuals in the wake of a natural disaster or other major societal shocks.

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