Stories

In this section we present information on important developments regarding sustainability at Swiss Re.

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Nature matters

Sustainability is more than tackling climate change or deploying renewable energy. While dealing with the climate crisis is one defining challenge of the century, stopping biodiversity loss and the decline of natural ecosystem services is another. Natural World Heritage Sites (WHS) are a good place to foster protection, as measuring and managing our socio-economic footprint in World Heritage Sites helps us to learn from our experience and apply this to areas outside WHS.

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Net-zero emissions: do our best, remove the rest

In 2019, we made three interlinked commitments to reach net-zero emissions across the whole company. With this comprehensive set of commitments we are dedicated to fully decarbonise our business model in line with climate science and the Paris Agreement.

To explain the concept of net-zero emissions, we have produced a video.

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Publication "Sustainable Business Risk Framework"

Our Sustainable Business Risk Framework is an advanced risk management instrument specifically designed to identify, assess and tackle potentially negative effects of our transactions on local communities, workforces and the environment.

Through this updated publication we seek to inform our stakeholders and partners on how we apply the Framework in practice, and hope to encourage the further adoption of sustainable business practices throughout the re/insurance industry.

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2019 Sustainability Report

Our 2019 Sustainability Report introduces our enhanced Group Sustainability Strategy and describes the actions we have taken to accelerate sustainable progress.

The report provides a detailed description of the main ambitions of this strategy and provides an overview of the nine Sustainability Topics we address, their main links to the Sustainable Development Goals, the internal targets we have set for them and what we achieved during the reporting year.

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