Global Partnerships story archive

Government of Mexico renews and expands MultiCat cat bond

16 Oct 2012

The renewal and expansion signals a growing market for public sector risk transfer solutions and Swiss Re's continuing commitment to Latin America.

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Climate Week NYC 2012: the time for talking is over

02 Oct 2012

The curtain came down on Climate Week NYC 2012 on 26 September after more than 50 events and the resounding message during panel discussions and closed door sessions was that the time for action is now.

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Strengthening society's resilience to climate change

20 Sep 2012

Swiss Re reaffirms its long-standing commitment to addressing climate change at Climate Week NYC 2012 and the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.

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Swiss Re puts spotlight on ageing and natural disasters in Asia at World Economic Forum summit in China

12 Sep 2012

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.

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Dealing with the extreme: Martyn Parker, new Chairman Global Partnerships discusses Thai floods at WEF East Asia

05 Jun 2012

Less than six months ago, parts of the Bangkok venue for the 2012 World Economic Forum East Asia summit were under water, struck by the massive floods that took many, including the insurance industry, by surprise. 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.

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Expert Spotlight: Paula Pagniez

16 Apr 2012

Swiss Re Microinsurance Specialist Paula Pagniez explains why microinsurance is an important tool that can help all levels of society in this Expert Spotlight podcast.

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Latin America an important engine of growth: how active risk management can play a part in its success

13 Apr 2012

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 shows how.

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Managing risks in an ever more interconnected world

03 Apr 2012

Swiss Re hosted the fourth Global Risk Briefing for Ambassadors in Bern on 22 March. The event focused on the enormous losses due to natural disasters in 2011 and the related disruption of supply chains in an ever more interconnected world.

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WEF 2012: placing the focus on food security and agriculture

05 Feb 2012

Strengthening food security was high on the agenda at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012

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Expert Spotlight: Alison Martin on the WEF experience

01 Feb 2012

Swiss Re's Division Head Life & Health Alison Martin is a WEF freshman no more. Listen as she shares her experiences and lessons learned from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.

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Food security tops Swiss Re's WEF 2012 agenda

20 Jan 2012

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 is sharing its expertise in mitigating these issues and increasing food security at the 2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

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Expert Spotlight: Alison Martin

20 Jan 2012

It is the first time at WEF for Swiss Re Division Head Life & Health Alison Martin. In this Expert Spotlight, Martin shares her expectations and what she hopes to achieve in Davos.

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WEF 2012: Ensuring food security live panel

03 Jan 2012

Swiss Re CEO Stefan Lippe and thought leaders from around the world examine tangible ways to strengthen food security in the WEF panel discussion “Ensuring Food Security.”

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