President Biden gave his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, just shy of his 100th day in office. It was a unique and historic occasion for a variety of reasons. For one, it was the first time that two women sat behind the President as ...
April 30, 2021zurich
Since Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act at the end of 2015, long term infrastructure investment has remained an elusive goal in Washington, D.C. Republican and Democratic administrations have touted bold plans as a campaign promise and put forward ambitious proposals while in office, but despite strong bipartisan ...
April 22, 2021zurich
Identifying climate change as perhaps the most complex risk facing society today, North America Head of Corporate Sustainability Ben Harper testified at a congressional hearing on March 18 about the need to invest in resilience and mitigation to protect communities in a world where severe weather has become the norm. “Given ...
April 10, 2021zurich
As U.S. farmers prepare to plant a projected 90 million acres of soybeans this year, they have a different outlook than that of a year ago. It is remarkable to reflect on the challenges that they overcame and uncertainty they faced during the last planting season. All of agriculture felt ...
March 21, 2021zurich
In January, the World Economic Forum released The Global Risks Report 2021: The pandemic and its aftershocks (GRR). The 2021 report highlights several challenges, including climate change, a growing digital divide, and increasing economic uncertainty. Each of these risks are also top agenda items for U.S. policy makers. The report provides ...
February 25, 2021zurich
Former Vice President Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 20. This inauguration will long be remembered for a range of historic circumstances. Kamala Harris became the first woman, first African American woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to be sworn ...
January 21, 2021zurich
The 2020 elections have produced the highest voter turnout rate since the early 1900s – a projected 67% of eligible voters participated. The U.S. Elections Project, a resource developed by University of Florida professor Michael McDonald, estimates approximately 160 million people voted. That represents a roughly 16% increase from the ...
November 19, 2020zurich
Recently, Zurich Advocacy had the opportunity to discuss resiliency and disaster recovery policy with disaster resilience and recovery nonprofit SBP’s Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Reese May. During the discussion, Reese answered questions about disaster recovery policy, recommendations, and ways we can innovate our response to increase our resilience. 1. Can ...
October 22, 2020zurich
As a cyber insurance professional, I start every year planning what we, as an organization, are going to do to provide new and innovative cyber solutions for our customers. As part of this planning, we also must consider what challenges we will face in the year ahead. In January ...
October 19, 2020zurich
2020 election year enters debate season The first presidential debate will be held on Tuesday in Cleveland at 9:00 PM (Eastern) and will run uninterrupted for 90 minutes. This will be the first of three debates. The second debate will be in Miami on October 15, and the third set ...
September 28, 2020zurich