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2018

Expensive Pests – can insurance help to reduce the threat of invasive species?
05 Jun 2018

Students from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Energy, Resources and Environment Student Practicum, have just released a study entitled “Building Resilience to the Economic Threat of Invasive Species”. It discusses different challenges and opportunities to improve mitigation measures to this rising threat and to what extent insurance can play a part. Read more

 

Impact study confirms the solidity of the Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme
04 Jun 2018

The Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP) is a pioneering effort launched in 2015 by the Kenyan Government to help herders keep their animals alive during extreme drought. On 17-20 April 2018, key stakeholders supported by the Strategic Alliance on Climate Risk Transfer Solutions (STA) of GIZ and Swiss Re organised a workshop with public officials in Mombasa, Kenya, to take stock of KLIP's progress and lessons learned. Informing the assessment was an impact study commissioned by the STA and... Read more

 

Sovereign insurance – protecting the public purse from the growing burden of disasters
09 Apr 2018

Climate change, natural disasters and cyber attacks are some of the most acute risks keeping both citizen's and political leaders awake at night. Furthermore, the public expects their chosen representatives to take swift and effective action. Read more

 

Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico join forces to protect economies against earthquake risk: World Bank issues largest-ever sovereign sponsored catastrophe bond
02 Feb 2018

Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico are nations exposed to earthquake risk, having suffered several devastating losses to lives and property in the last few years alone. Read more

 

Designing a new type of insurance to protect the coral reefs, economies and the planet
05 Mar 2018

A new type of insurance to protect coral reefs has been announced at the 2018 World Ocean Summit in Mexico. Swiss Re is proud to have supported the design of this new product which will not only help the conservation and swift restoration of the reef, if damaged by a major hurricane, but it will also support the economic resilience of the region and offers an opportunity to create a scalable new market for the insurance industry itself. Read more

 

WEF Davos: Creating a shared future in a fractured world - How tech-driven insurance can help speed up resilience
18 Jan 2018

As 3000+ world leaders of politics, business, academia and civil society head for the World Economic Forum in Davos, they will be thinking about the various ways in which they and their organisations can help create a shared future in a fractured world. Swiss Re will contribute by outlining how technology-driven insurance solutions can help bridge widening protection gaps faster and more efficiently, thereby boosting resilience. Read more