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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Intern Sustainability Risk Management


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?



About the role


Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you have a creative and problem-solving mindset? If yes, this job at Swiss Re plays to your strengths.


As an Intern 


  • You will assess sensitive business transactions in line with our Sustainable Business Risk Framework and the Code of Conduct,
  • You will perform environmental analyses, impact assessments, and support the overall team (e.g. on further assessments and communication formats),
  • You will help us to further develop our sustainability policies and support their implementation. 


We will expect you to work well with internal partners (underwriters, client managers, asset managers) and colleagues at different levels of hierarchy in fulfilling this function. You will report to the Head Sustainability, Emerging and Political Risk Management.


About the team


Swiss Re has a long-standing dedication to sustainable business practices, active corporate citizenship, as well as good, transparent governance. We established a leading position in the industry and pioneered many risk-related initiatives and solutions.
Our Sustainability, Emerging and Political Risk Management team scans the horizon for future risks and developments, assesses their impact on Swiss Re, and enables integrated and forward-looking decision-making. We therefore play a strong role in early warning, risk mitigation and thought leadership. In addition, we oversee the company wide sustainability strategy and represents Swiss Re’s sustainability efforts externally.
The team is embedded in Group Qualitative Risk Management which is responsible for the risks that are not quantitatively modelled, such as sustainability, emerging, political, operational, regulatory, and information security risks.


About you


You bring along the following qualifications and experience:


  • Master in natural sciences, engineering, or another field relevant for environmental sustainability.
  • Practical experience in related fields (e.g. from working with multilateral agencies or NGOs) and temporary residence or field work in emerging countries (e.g. China, Indonesia, India, Brazil) is a plus
  • Proficient in English (spoken and written); other languages are a plus


You master the following skills:


  •  Analytical and problem-solving personality 
  •  Enthusiasm and ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment
  •  Communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  •  Quantitative skills (data, modelling) 


The internship lasts 4 months starting in March or April 2021 and will be based in Zurich. 


We are looking forward to you your application! Good luck!


Swiss Re embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We further collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing all of our employees with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where we work most effectively 


Reference Code: 98957 


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