Swiss Re @ WEF Davos 2017: Pathways to responsible growth

In a world of fast moving technological change, depressed economy and political uncertainty, responsive and responsible leadership is critical. 50 heads of state and government, and more than 1500 business leaders focused on navigating these challenges during the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. Their aim: to strengthen systems for global collaboration, reform market capitalism, revitalize the global economy and prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, said in the opening address: "Despite the burgeoning new technologies such as artificial intelligence and 3D printing, new sources of growth are yet to emerge, and a new path for the global economy remains elusive. Inadequate global economic governance makes it difficult to adapt to new developments in the global economy."

During the WEF, Swiss Re's delegation highlighted areas where the insurance industry can act as an enabler – both in terms of promoting growth and supporting the global economy adjust to new developments through improved public-private collaboration.

Click the links below for more details on our activities and videos in which Swiss Re participants share their WEF impressions and highlight the many ways insurance can help forge pathways to responsible, sustainable growth.

 The future of infrastructure development – Swiss Re's perspective

 Extending the benefits of insurance to 400 million more people by 2020: The Insurance Development Forum

 Collaboration is key to preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution


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