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Zurich to host National Apprenticeship Week Summit

Chicago-area high school students will learn about opportunities to fast-track a professional career at Zurich National Apprenticeship Week Summit on Nov. 14

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Insurance executives present a sobering view of extreme events 

After earning a top spot in Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Zurich commits to UN Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance and other coalitions; also plans climate advisory service

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Zurich commits to new sustainability actions at Climate Week NYC 2019

After earning a top spot in Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Zurich commits to UN Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance and other coalitions; also plans climate advisory service

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Insurance conference highlights the cost of climate change

A week before the annual Climate Week event in New York, the insurance industry gathered to discuss, debate and demystify the impact of a warming planet.

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Wildfire resilience takes center stage at RIMS Canada

A presentation at the annual gathering of insurance and risk professionals helped launch a new report on the 2016 fires in Fort McMurray.

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RIMS Canada tackles risks from around the globe and around the block

Attendees gathered to learn more about the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report and a new study of the Fort McMurray wildfire.

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Crane safety is vital when winds threaten a construction project

Cranes need to be secured against dangerous winds. Here is some key guidance for construction contractors with little no time to spare.

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Reexamining Canada’s costliest disaster reveals four recommendations to improve wildfire resilience

New research from Zurich Insurance and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Fort McMurray Wildfire: Learning from Canada's costliest disaster, outlines four recommendations to improve wildfire resilience.

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Helping to close the flood coverage gap

Zurich North America and Wright National Flood Insurance Services offer an innovative residential flood insurance option, launching in Florida with plans to expand.

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Zurich creates a new Classic for a deserving young golfer

Teeing off a lasting wish for Make-A-Wish® recipient at Zurich’s “Benjamin Classic.”

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Public-private collaboration is the key to community resilience

It is only through the combined and coordinated efforts of government, businesses and individuals that communities can become more resilient to natural hazards.

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Zurich raises the stakes in the fight against climate change

Zurich Insurance is stepping up efforts to move towards a low-carbon economy amid a deepening climate crisis.

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Barry Franklin takes a page from Benjamin Franklin

Zurich North America Head of Risk goes to Washington with a message of resilience

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Zurich’s Alison Martin highlights the price of climate change for CFOs at DC event  

Zurich Insurance Group Chief Risk Officer Alison Martin had just 20 minutes to potentially change hearts and change minds about the risks of climate change.

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Building affordable homes in New Orleans with Nonprofit SBP  

Zurich and guest volunteers at the 2019 Zurich Classic team up with Nonprofit SBP to build new, affordable homes in New Orleans.

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Chief Claims Officer Paul Lavelle highlights recommendations to improve resilience 

Extreme flooding from Hurricane Florence has forced many to reconsider what it takes to improve resilience. Zurich and ISET-International released a new study that looks in detail at the floods and the consequences that resulted from 2018’s Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.

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New report on Hurricane Florence coming in April

Zurich and ISET-International to reveal findings from a Post Event Review of Hurricane Florence in April 2019.

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Businesses are urged to build resilience to climate change impact

The likely failure of efforts to meet internationally agreed targets for global warming require businesses to act now to adapt to the risks related to climate change. A new report from Zurich that outlines risk management recommendations for companies to best respond is released as Climate Week NYC begins.

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Zurich report on Hurricane Harvey highlights lessons learned on risk and resilience

Report finds interrelated natural and man-made factors led to the extensive damage from Hurricane Harvey and provides lessons learned for communities facing flood risks.

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Zurich report shares lessons learned from 12 global disasters

Pre-storm planning and “building back better” can significantly reduce losses from future weather events.

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Zurich Insurance emphasizes storm resilience as 2018 hurricane season begins

Preparation can help protect communities against the unpredictable nature of Atlantic storms.

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Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico’s infrastructure is an example of the need for upfront investment in resilient and sustainable infrastructure all across the U.S.

Multidisciplinary group meets in Puerto Rico to discuss solutions for rebuilding infrastructure with resilience and sustainability in mind.

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Zurich study recommends solutions to widening income protection gap

Governments, employers, insurers and individuals all play a role in helping to close the gaps.

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Zurich Insurance celebrates significant reduction in carbon footprint at 1-year anniversary of North American Headquarters

Reduces water and electricity consumption by more than 30 percent.

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Zurich opens disaster relief phone line for Hurricane Harvey claims

Zurich Insurance has established a dedicated phone line to help customers report Hurricane Harvey claims.

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Zurich Insurance offers critical advice to help businesses affected by Harvey

Zurich Catastrophe Response Team is ready to provide hands-on help to customers.

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Zurich Insurance reminds Texans to remain safe during and after Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey takes aim at southeast Texas, Zurich Insurance is reminding customers to follow safety precautions during the event and after the storm has passed.

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Zurich North America participates in “Infrastructure Week 2017” activities / Joins conversation with new webpage, white paper and panel appearance

Emphasizing the economic impact on businesses and finding solutions for rebuilding is of utmost importance.