Navigation on swissre.com
Risk Knowledge
Risk Knowledge provides fresh perspectives on key topics, with a focus on enabling growth and innovation in the insurance industry.
Discover
Mitigating climate risk
Living longer, healthier lives
Strengthening global cooperation
The benefits of digitalisation
Building a sustainable future
Risk Perspectives blog
Sustainability
Discover
Our approach to sustainability
Creating solutions for sustainability
Extending our risk intelligence
Being a responsible investor
Engaging in dialogue with our
Driving sustainable operations
Engaging our people
Our policies
Stories
About us
Discover
Facts & figures
Our global presence
Our leadership
Our approach
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Cultural Engagements
Art at Swiss Re
Our business
We make the world more resilient.
Discover
Reinsurance
Corporate Solutions
iptiQ
Public Sector Solutions
Asset Management
Risk Management
Alternative Capital Partners
Investors
Discover
Financial information
Financial calendar
Presentations & Conferences
Shares
Debt
Alternative Capital Partners
Solvency & Ratings
Contact us
Media
Discover
Press Releases
Events
Electronic Press Kit
Contact us
Careers
Join Swiss Re to contribute to predicting, preparing and protecting against the world's biggest risks to make society more resilient.

Discover
Our interactive tool provides insights on global economic and insured losses from 2011-2021 for both primary and secondary perils. Learn about the experience of 10 key countries and which natural catastrophes have affected them the most.
Major catastrophes like hurricanes, typhoons and earthquakes capture all the headlines. They can result in a significant number of lost lives and inflict heavy property damage.
But the costs of natural disasters, averaging almost 220 billion annually between 2011 and 2021, are increasingly driven by smaller recurring events known as secondary perils. Many are linked to more severe weather and are getting worse with climate change: wildfires, droughts, heatwaves, torrential rain and flooding. Hazards like these are likely to cause ever greater damage, especially with increasing urbanisation creating densely populated areas more exposed to rising temperatures, heavier precipitation and flooding. Growing property values, especially in urban areas, are also driving higher economic losses.
Most natural catastrophe losses are not covered by insurance. The natural catastrophe protection gap (the amount of economic losses not covered by insurance) averaged USD 139 billion annually over the last 11 years. This means that millions of households and businesses faced a large and widening protection gap. We aim to reverse this trend by covering these risks and bringing affordable, easily accessible re/insurance solutions to more people around the world.
We believe a key step in reaching this goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of the risks from natural catastrophes. From our advanced risk modeling tools and data insights, we're better able to quantify the dangers from natural catastrophes for specific areas. Working with our clients and partners we're dedicated to applying traditional and innovative risk-transfer solutions to close identified protection gaps and increase personal and societal resilience.
Superior research driving better decisions

Mohit Pande Head Property Underwriting US & Canada
Thierry Léger Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Thierry Léger Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Swiss Re’s proprietary geo risk tool: Your locations, our data, smart results
The effects of climate change and global warming are already evident and shaking up our risk landscape.
Footer
CHF 00.0
− 0.0%
CET

source