Global Partnerships story archive

100 Resilient Cities: second round announced

05 Dec 2014

London, Paris, Accra, Bangalore, Kigali and Singapore among 35 cities tapped for the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities programme.

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The Resilience Dividend: risk preparedness - cost or investment?

13 Nov 2014

Rockefeller Foundation Head Judith Rodin offers a blueprint for building resilience in The Resilience Dividend, her new book. Swiss Re Global Partnerships Chairman Martyn Parker is a contributor.

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Safer cities: Chief Resilience Officer Network kicks off in New Orleans

04 Nov 2014

The 100 Resilient Cities initiative, headed by the Rockefeller Foundation and supported by Swiss Re, gathers the first set of Chief Resilience Officers to work on strategies and create a collaboration platform in a bid to help cities become less vulnerable to natural disasters and other risks.

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Bangladesh flood victims benefit from first index insurance payout

31 Oct 2014

Members of more than 700 households in Bangladesh are rebuilding their lives thanks to an Oxfam flood insurance scheme triggered for the first time. Swiss Re provided reinsurance cover for the plan.

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Action on climate change gears up

19 Sep 2014

As the economic impact on nations and cities intensifies, leaders are meeting this week in New York to address climate change and ways to mitigate its effects.

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Sovereign risk management: dual approach in focus at the 5th IDRC

01 Sep 2014

Joint effort between finance and disaster management disciplines needed to help close protection gap.

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MiCRO expands into Central America, effort to be led by Carlos Boelsterli

08 Aug 2014

MiCRO (Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation) is a specialty reinsurance company formed to design and deliver innovative insurance solutions for the low income population. Its vision is to empower those living in poverty to manage their financial risks in a sustainable and fair manner, while also engaging the global investment markets to kick in when disaster strikes to activate a swifter recovery.

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CCRIF: improving climate resilience in the Caribbean

07 Jul 2014

New innovative insurance will help eight island nations speed up recovery in case of extreme rainfall.

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Disaster risk management supports sustainable green growth in Asia

21 May 2014

East Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Poised to launch a common market next year, the ASEAN Economic Community comprises 600 million people and generates a combined GDP of almost USD 2 trillion. Renewed demand in Europe and the US after the financial crisis may spark growth rates in ASEAN countries of more than 5%.

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

03 Apr 2014

As WEF Latin America kicks off in Panama, an earthquake off the coast of Chile reminds us how important disaster risk management and partnering for resilience are.

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Risk Talk on Global Risks Report 2014: Generation Lost, or Leadership Lost?

31 Mar 2014

“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.” These are the words of Afonso Reis, Founder of Mentes Empreendedoras at the annual Global Risks Report Risk Talk at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue on 6 March 2014.

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Tonga: first to benefit from Pacific Risk Insurance payout

28 Jan 2014

Programme highlights how sovereign disaster risk transfer can close the financial gap to help communities bounce back.

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Swiss Re at WEF 2014: creating a more resilient world

09 Jan 2014

Building resilience requires many components, including country risk management and food security.

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