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2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Our Top Topics

Combining insights from our internal risk expertise and from our stakeholders, we identify topics that are strategically important to us, our clients and society at large. These Top Topics denote the global challenges we want to help address and form an important focus for our global stakeholder dialogue.

Swiss Re’s Reputation Management Committee coordinates the content of this stakeholder dialogue across all our Business Units, functions and regions in order to optimise its effectiveness. The Committee comprises representatives from across the Group, ie our three Business Units, Investor Relations, Group Risk Management, Group Communications and – since 1 March 2017 – the Swiss Re Institute.

We have focused on five Top Topics for a number of years:

  • Advancing sustainable energy solutions
  • Funding longer lives
  • Managing climate and natural disaster risk
  • Partnering for food security
  • Supporting financial resilience

In 2017, we continued to work on these Top Topics with many partners from the public and private sectors. In the following sections we introduce each topic, explain why we consider it to be important and give examples of our activities.