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Climate resilience

Climate resilience is a measure of a business' ability to adapt to climate-related risks. By improving climate resilience, companies can more effectively adapt to extreme weather and other risks affected by evolving climate issues. Zurich Insurance offers resources and knowledge to help its customers build greater climate resilience.

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Extreme weather

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April 24, 2017 | Video

Zurich and SBP help communities reduce impact of natural disasters

We can’t avoid extreme weather, but we can help build greater community resilience. See how SBP and Zurich collaborate on this mission,...

July 12, 2016 | Article

Why weather around the world can affect your business

Companies see extreme weather events as a growing risk to their business.

July 11, 2016 | Infographic

The rise of extreme weather events

Climate resilience is becoming more important for businesses. Zurich examines the economic costs of increased frequency and severity of...

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Flood resilience

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June 1, 2016 | Video

Managing water hazards

Whether it’s a region of the country that is prone to flooding or a golf course that makes risk-taking unavoidable, natural hazards are a...

June 20, 2016 | Article

Guide to flood emergency response plans

While floods are a leading cause of property loss, there are actions a business owner can take to mitigate and even help prevent damage and...

March 27, 2015 | Article

Building strategies to prevent water intrusion

Taking the time to develop a water intrusion plan that addresses a project’s entire life cycle may help limit construction delays and...

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Water scarcity

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August 3, 2015 | White paper

Is water the new oil?

Restrictions of water use in California are resulting in increased appreciation of the reality and growing challenges of water scarcity and...

December 1, 2015 | White paper

Water shortage poses global risk to businesses

Water shortage is truly a global challenge. Analyzing current and anticipated water challenges and conserving water is one part of a...

October 13, 2015 | Blog

Ways to conserve water in industry

Water shortage is a global issue in need of local solutions


April 24, 2017 | Video

Zurich and SBP help communities reduce impact of natural disasters

We can’t avoid extreme weather, but we can help build greater community resilience. See how SBP and Zurich collaborate on this mission, including using Zurich’s $3M grant to create resilient communities in New Orleans and throughout the U.S.

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March 7, 2017 | Blog

Global Risks Report 2017: Extreme weather gets the attention it deserves

For the first time in 12 years, extreme weather was identified in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report as the top risk in terms of likelihood.

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February 27, 2017 | Blog

Global Risks Report shows reasons for hope in collaboration

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2017 outlines risks that threaten businesses, governments, the environment and society. Zurich sees collaboration as the key to mitigating those risks and building more resilient communities.

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January 24, 2017 | Video

Supply chain: How a single miscue can derail your business

Examines how every link in the supply chain is connected meaning a single mismanaged scenario can derail the overall effort.


September 12, 2016 | Article

Land subsidence, sinkhole collapse and karst subsidence

Business property owners may not be aware of the unique property risks posed by land subsidence and sinkhole collapses. Specialty property insurance endorsements may help protect businesses against the risk of sinkhole collapse and mine subsidence.

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September 6, 2016 | Blog

Top 8 lessons from post-event review of 2015’s devastating floods in South Carolina

Resilience to floods can be improved by learning from previous flooding events. Post Event Review Capability (PERC) was developed with the Zurich global flood alliance to take a consistent, analytical review of floods to better understand their root causes. Here, Zurich Insurance lists the top 8 learnings from 2015 floods in South Carolina.

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September 6, 2016 | Report

Post event review capability (PERC) report on the October 2015 floods in South Carolina

Once the rains stopped after the October 2015 floods in South Carolina, news crews captured the devastation. The floods caused an estimated USD 12 billion in total losses with approximately USD 2 billion in insured and other funded losses. As we approach the one year anniversary of the floods, some residents are still trying to rebuild, and the sad reality is South Carolina could experience this type of extreme event again.

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August 22, 2016 | Blog

Risk management: Floods demand attention and preparation

A long-term view is required to help reduce your company’s exposure to flooding hazards.

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August 9, 2016 | Blog

Flood season: how to help build a resilient community and protect your business

During the extreme weather season across the country, we are frequently reminded of the tremendous impact that floods cause. Zurich can help customers and communities build flood resilience so that when water levels rise, your people, property and businesses are protected.

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August 4, 2016 | Video

Climate volatility: the most impactful risk

The impact of climate volatility is increasing extreme weather events and water scarcity. Environmental changes also present green opportunities for businesses to adapt and build resilience.

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