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Event Date Tue Oct 12 UTC (9 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Oct 12 9:00am - Tue Oct 12 11:30am
Location Virtual Event
Region All

Technological disruption is critical to enabling the transformation to resilient, net-zero business models. Insurance plays an important role in enabling the commercialisation of technologies and implementing them at scale. This high-level forum will explore what insurers can offer as risk managers and investors.

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels in the coming decades requires a well-planned approach to achieving net-zero targets. To facilitate the transition, new technologies and infrastructure systems need to be developed, expedited and implemented at scale. However, these changes come with myriad risks. Assessing, pricing, sharing and allocating these risks will be fundamental for both large-scale implementation and raising private capital.

This conference will discuss the technological developments needed to enable the transition to net zero; the role of re/insurers in de-risking and financing the technological pathways to commercialisation; and the partnerships that need to be forged and strengthened to enable and incentivise innovation, sectoral adoption and implementation.


2021 Speakers

Charles Brindamour
CEO, Intact Financial Chairman, The Geneva Association

Masamichi Kono
DEputy Secretary-General OECD

Tsuyoshi Nagano
Chairman, Tokio Marine

Yoshihiro Kawai
Chair, OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee

Jad Ariss
Managing Director, The Geneva Association


Patricia Espinosa
Ececutive Secretary UNFCCC

John Scott
Head of Sustainability Risk Zurich Insurance

Maryam Golnaraghi
Director Climate Change & Environment, The Geneva Association


Carlota Perez
Honorary Professor, IIPP, University College London

Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
Senior Director Climate Finance to U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

John T. Colas
Partner and Vice Chairman Oliver Wyman

Anthony Robert Hobley
Co-Executive DFirector, Mission Possible Platform, World Economic Forum

Peter Bakker
President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Denise Bower
Executive Director, External Engagement, Mott McDonald

Mark Versey
CEO, Aviva Investors

Joachim Wenning
Chairman of the Board of Management, Munich Re