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WEF Summit 2012 on Latin America

The Sustainable Growth Summit aimed to deliver solutions by highlighting the many public-private partnerships and innovative corporate initiatives that are advancing solutions in clean energy, low-carbon transport, water and agriculture, and green investment in the region.

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Social and economic value of insurance

Social and economic value of insurance

This primer on the social and economic value of insurance describes the traditional role of insurance and insurance companies, what benefits insurance has for society and the economy, and how governments and insurers can work together to preserve or even enhance those benefits.
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The role of insurance in Latin America

The role of insurance in Latin America

A regional focus on how insurance can address some of the most pressing issues facing Latin American societies and economies. This paper was presented at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in April 2012.
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Supply chain resilience

Supply chain resilience 2011

An international survey of more than 550 organizations from over 60 countries, which considers the causes and consequences of disruption, the techniques and approaches to identify key supply chains, and methods to gain assurance of resilience capability.
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Asia Risk Monitor

Insurance and technology

Technology is opening the door to new markets, especially in the developing world.
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Asia Risk Monitor

Pushing the boundary

Helping our customers deal with risks that are outside of the traditional insurance mechanism.
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Asia Risk Monitor

Asia Risk Monitor

Heightened vulnerability to environmental and health risks set Asia apart from other continents. This report takes an in-depth look at these and other forms of risk that face the continent, and draws implications for business leaders and policymakers working in the region.
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Climate

The Climate Risk Challenge

Zurich's Climate Office moves the policy debate forward by showing how to engage insurance so that the risks associated with climate change can be managed efficiently and sustainably. The paper lists best practice principles, then illustrates them with case studies from Zurich's own experience in meeting climate challenges.
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Dealing with the unexpected

Dealing with the unexpected

This paper examines the causes, precedents and implications of the current financial crisis in order to draw broader lessons for risk managers at both financial and non-financial corporations. It is a revised version of a paper that was first prepared for the September 2008 Zurich Global Risk Summit, held in Lucerne, Switzerland.
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Insurance and stability, the reform of insurance regulation

Insurance and stability

New white paper offers insights on insurance, systemic risk and regulatory reform.
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Investment Management

Investment Management – a creator of value in an insurance company

Insurance companies generally recognize the importance of separating the responsibilities for managing their insurance businesses from managing the investments backing their reserves and capital. Due to the scale of investments in an insurance company’s balance sheet and the impact of investment results on its profitability, the management of these investments is a key function in an insurance company that can create significant value for the company’s policyholders and shareholders. To accomplish this value creation, Investment Management at Zurich uses a systematic and structured investment process focusing on the value drivers that matter most.
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The demographic of implications change

The implications of demographic change

Population trends vary around the world, with profound and long-term implications for health care, pension systems, businesses and labor markets. With an emphasis on the aging populations of Europe and Asia, this paper examines the impact of some of the major demographic changes currently underway. » Download pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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Regulation and intervention in the insurance industry

While a very substantial body of literature concerned with the regulation of banking has developed over recent years, dealing with both its fundamental motivation and specific forms and applications of such regulation, a similar intellectual effort concerned with insurance regulation is lacking to a considerable extent. It is the aim of this paper to work towards closing this gap. » Download pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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What is the role of insurance in economic development

Considerable attention has been devoted to evaluating the relationship between economic growth and financial market deepening. Most of what we have learned relates to banking systems and securities markets – with insurance receiving only a passing mention. Yet, while insurance, banking, and securities markets are closely related, insurance fulfills somewhat different economic functions than do other financial services, and in turn requires particular conditions to flourish and to make a full economic contribution. » Download pdf

 

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Climate insights

Climate

The Climate Risk Challenge

Zurich's Climate Office moves the policy debate forward by showing how to engage insurance so that the risks associated with climate change can be managed efficiently and sustainably. The paper lists best practice principles, then illustrates them with case studies from Zurich's own experience in meeting climate challenges.
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Climate risk

Climate risk

A survey of how corporate risk managers perceive this class of risk.
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Insurance and stability, the reform of insurance regulation

Financing a national trust to advance CCS

Zurich Chief Climate Product Officer Lindene Patton collaborates with external experts to examine some of the design considerations when looking at financing schemes for carbon capture and storage (CCS).
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Dealing

The Importance of Insurance in Accelerating Delivery of New Technology to Combat Climate Change

From the European Business Review
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Dealing

Using Insurance in the “Green” Economic Paradigm Shift

From the European Business Review
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