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The impact intrapraneurs: How Swiss Re and Oxfam joined forces to help African farmers | Ethical Corporation, Oct 2017
"In this guest blog, Karen Deignan of Net-Works interviews Christina Ulardic of Swiss Re and Marjorie Brans, formerly of Oxfam America, to find out how they worked together to create the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative to tackle climate risk in Africa"

"The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative is a comprehensive risk-management initiative that helps smallholder farmers in Africa cope with the impacts of climate change. ...
R4 currently reaches over 40,000 farmers (about 200,000 people) in Ethiopia, Senegal, Malawi and Zambia through a combination of four risk-management strategies: improved resource-management through asset creation (risk reduction), insurance (risk transfer), livelihoods diversification and microcredit (prudent risk taking) and savings (risk reserves)."

"Swiss Re provided the insurance component, but there were other components designed to ensure farmers could grow their crops successfully, get access to micro-credit to buy more seeds, and build up some savings."
Oxfam  SwissRe  climate  resilience  interviews  climate-change  insurance  risk 
6 weeks ago by pierredv
Social Media Gipfel: Social Intranet – ist E-Mail tot? | bernetblog.ch
"Der 10. Social Media Gipfel drehte sich ums Social Intranet: Andreas Hiller vom deutschen Informatikdienstleister GIS und Wolfgang Jastrowski von der SwissRe zeigten, wie ihre Unternehmen davon profitieren. "
social-intranet  workforce  intranet  GIS  email  collaboration  knowledge-management  search  Meetings  social-media  SwissRe  unternehmenskultur 
september 2011 by fwhamm

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