More to insurance than meets the eye.
Zurich offers plenty of scope to build an exciting career. Below are just a few examples of what we work on with our customers.
The devastation caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal drew a swift global response to provide aid and assistance, with Zurich among the first to move quickly and help.
The magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 6,000 people and injured thousands, with widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. Within five hours of the disaster, Zurich had organized the evacuation of a large and weary tour group - insured through one of our largest travel insurance clients - from the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, and brought them safely back to Hong Kong.
Over the following 24 hours, the Zurich team pulled together a list of every affected customer from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia, and began the long process of making sure they were all safe. Just 60 hours after the earthquake struck, Zurich had also established a line of communication among all of the major assistance organizations in the region.
The Zurich team was continuing its work late in the week following the earthquake to account for around 30 remaining customers.
In addition to our on-the-ground support, Zurich employees along with the Zurich global foundation, worked together to meet the need of amplifying response efforts, strengthening the capacity of the aid organizations and providing support to those affected by the crisis through financial support. Our humane and rapid response to this disaster, as shown through the determined focus of our claims teams and our assistance network on the ground, is a true testament to the spirit of Zurich.
The increasing pace of technological innovation is complicating how cyber risks can be managed. It makes it challenging for the corporate decision making process to keep up with changes. Cloud computing is one example of technology that brings vast benefits to companies and individuals, but also presents some unknown risks due to the significant amount of data stored by the cloud providers.
Companies cannot turn a blind eye to the prevailing risks of cyber-attacks. Besides the potential damage caused from such events, there are also serious reputational risks associated with cyber security. The topic needs to be a priority and escalated to a board-room level issue. Those who invest in prevention and build resilience will reap the rewards in the future. At Zurich, you can play an active role in identifying cyber risks and helping to provide the right insurance coverage to meet the needs of our customers.
Tackling climate change with market solutions
Zurich addresses customer needs and expectation in the area of climate related risk. Our focus is to understand the emerging weather, financial and regulatory risks associated with climate change and to develop products and services that help customers cope with these risks. We also address climate change through the management of our carbon footprint.