Past Events

Insurance & Climate Risk Americas: The insurers role in avoiding the next big source of systematic risk in the financial system

24 September 2018 | 10 on the Park, New York

This one-day conference brings together the investment, risk, actuarial and underwriting teams to discuss and learn what roles they can play in response to the multidimensional effect of climate risk to their businesses as well as the opportunities it may bring. UNEP FI’s Butch Bacani, Programme Leader of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, will deliver a keynote presentation on climate change action and sustainable development in the context of the insurance industry, financial regulation and global policy frameworks. Discount available for UNEP FI members.

Webinar: Find out more about the insurance industry’s commitment to protect World Heritage Sites

13 September 2018

Currently, there are nearly 1,100 natural, cultural, and mixed (i.e. natural and cultural) World Heritage Sites across the globe. Natural World Heritage Sites, in particular, provide economic, social and environmental benefits. They provide vital resources such as food, fuel and water; perform environmental services such as stabilising soils, preventing floods, and capturing carbon; and contribute significantly to economies through jobs, tourism, recreation, and exports. Find out what action the insurance industry is taking to protect these valuable sites.

Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in Latin America

15 May 2018 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) were launched during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro—two decades after the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio—also known as the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

This May, we’re going back to Rio for another pioneering event—the first PSI regional market event for Latin America.

Webinar “Managing risks on two sides: The unique challenges of integrating ESG for the insurance industry”

30 April 2018 | Webinar

Managing risk on two sides: The unique challenges of integrating ESG for the insurance industry Monday, April 30th, 09:30 EST | 14:30 GMT | 15:30 CET  How ESG factors are influencing risk assessments: climate change, capital modelling and extreme events – How are recent weather-related events, which are being linked to climate change, changing insurance […]

Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in Africa

16-17 April 2018 | Johannesburg, South Africa

This April, we’re going back to Johannesburg for another pioneering event—the first PSI Regional Market Event for Africa.

The aim is to shape the sustainable insurance agenda in Africa across the insurance industry’s triple role in sustainable development as risk managers, insurers, and investors. Key sustainability challenges and opportunities that will be covered include the insurance protection gap, social and financial inclusion, and the resilience and sustainability of cities, infrastructure, and food and agriculture systems.

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe: Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

13 March 2018 | Paris, France

Building on the success of its Forum in New York, Climate Action is bringing the Sustainable Investment Forum to Europe in March 2018 in partnership with UNEP FI.
The European Forum will welcome 250+ high-level decision-makers from the finance community, European governments and think tanks to meet, network, share ideas and discuss concrete solutions to the current challenges of the European and global climate finance market.

Environmental Finance’s Insurance & Climate Risk

15 November 2017 | Merchant Taylors Hall, London, UK

Environmental Finance and InsuranceERM are delighted to announce their inaugural Insurance & Climate Risk conference, taking place in London on 15 November.

Climate change and become one of society’s prime long-term issues and the insurance sector is now responding. Traditionally focused on weather and the short-term insurance cycle there is now the realization that on both the asset and the liability side, insurance companies are exposed.

Old Events

International insurance regulators establish Sustainable Insurance Forum

1-2 December, 2016 San Francisco, USA

At the beginning of December 2016, UN Environment convened insurance regulators and supervisors from around the world to launch the groundbreaking Sustainable Insurance Forum for Supervisors. The Forum aims to strengthen insurance regulators’ understanding of and responses to sustainability challenges, as well as the opportunities for the insurance business.

Insuring for sustainable development: Making it happen

5-6 October 2016 | Munich

In October 2016, at the PSI-Allianz international event, “Insuring for sustainable development: Making it happen” in Munich, the PSI firmed up its initiative to develop sustainable insurance underwriting guidelines across lines of business. This initiative is backed by the experience of PSI members in implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management frameworks in their core business activities, and by the PSI’s global study, led by Munich Re and the International Finance Corporation, on how ESG risks are addressed when underwriting surety bonds for infrastructure projects. These initiatives are shining examples of how the insurance industry can support the SDGs and will be developed further by the PSI in 2017.

UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance to lead at Global Insurance Forum

15 June 2015 | New York, USA The UNEP FI-created Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), the largest collaborative initiative between the UN and the insurance industry, is set to present on key insurance industry initiatives at the Global Insurance Forum of the International Insurance Society in New York. The PSI, backed by insurers representing about […]

Principles for Sustainable Insurance Launch

Live webcast CET 2:00pm , Press releases   Principles for Sustainable Insurance press release (English) Portuguese , Videos   Launch of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance Webcast ,UNEP FI launches the Principles for Sustainable Insurance on the eve of the Rio+20 Conference to support the global meeting’s aims. The launch event is co-hosted by the […]

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Consultation for Europe

25 – 26 October 2011 | Munich, Germany The pioneering global process to develop Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) reached its penultimate region in October. Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers, hosted the European consultation at their headquarters in Munich, Germany. The event convened insurance industry leaders and stakeholders, including delegates from the […]

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Consultation for MENA

, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 18-19 September 2011 After four regional insurance markets, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) takes its turn to partake in the United Nations-convened global consultation process to develop principles for sustainable insurance. The global process is being held under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance […]

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance consultation sails to Oceania

Media advisory   English version ,, 11-12 August | Auckland, New Zealand Oceania is hosting the fourth of seven United Nations-convened regional consultation meetings that make up a global process to develop ground-breaking sustainability principles for the insurance industry. The meeting, taking place from 11 to 12 August in Auckland, is convened by UNEP FI […]

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance regional consultation for North America

Media advisory   English version ,, 12-13 June 2011 | Guelph, Canada After two ground-breaking consultation meetings in the Southern Hemisphere, Canada hosts from 12 to 13 June 2011 the third of seven United Nations-convened regional consultations that make up a global process to develop a set of sustainability principles for the insurance industry. Once […]

Principles for Sustainable Insurance consultation take off from Africa

Principles of Sustainable Insurance   Schedule of 2011 UNEP FI-PSI regional consultations     Media Advisories: Middle East & North Africa Oceania North America Latin America     (Portuguese)     (Spanish) Africa , 15-16 March 2011 | Johannesburg, South Africa UNEP FI and the African insurance industry took the first steps of a global […]

First-of-a-kind global survey on ESG factors and insurance

Survey period: 9 March 2009 to 1 June 2009 The UNEP FI Insurance Working Group, supported by leading academic institutions from the United States and Europe, is conducting a landmark global survey on the understanding and integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in insurance underwriting and product development. The nature and scope of […]

Airtime at AIRMIC for Sustainable Insurance

17-18 June 2008 | Edinburgh, Scotland Sustainable insurance was a major attraction at the 2008 Conference of the Association for Insurance and Risk Managers (AIRMIC), “Communicating Risk Management.” AIRMIC has nearly 1,000 members and represents the insurance buyers and risk managers of about 75% of the UK FTSE 100 group of companies, as well as […]