Past Events

Seminar on Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI)

10 December 2019 | Santiago de Chile

An Executive Breakfast on the UNEP FI’s work with the insurance industry and the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) will take place on December 10 in Santiago, Chile, the week in which COP 25 chaired by Chile will take place in Madrid (Spain). This event is organized by UNEP FI, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America and Finis Terrae University (UFT).

Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Market Event Europe – Luxembourg – Agenda

29 November 2019 | Luxembourg

Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Market Event Europe The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) are joining forces for three days of insight into advances in sustainable finance to address key regulatory and market challenges, the asset management industry’s role in sustainable investment, as well as how capital markets […]

Sustainable Insurance Forum meeting

21 June 2019 | Buenos Aires

The Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) is a global network of insurance supervisors and regulators working together to strengthen responses to sustainability challenges facing the insurance sector. Launched in December 2016, the SIF provides a platform for international collaboration among supervisors, facilitating knowledge sharing, dialogue, and uptake of policy innovations. This SIF is convened by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which serves as its Secretariat. 

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Africa Market Event in Nigeria

29-30 April 2019 | Lagos, Nigeria

The 2nd Africa Market event will be held in Lagos, Nigeria. UNEP FI and Principles for Sustainable Insurance(PSI) are organizing the event.

The purpose of the now-annual PSI Africa Market Event is to bring together leading practitioners and thinkers within the African insurance ‘ecosystem’ to share experiences and ideas relating to the creation of a growing, resilient, sustainable, responsible and profitable African insurance sector.

Insuring for sustainable development: Raising the industry’s ambition

27-28 February 2019 | Munich, Germany

This two-day event seeks to drive ambitious sustainability action by the insurance industry in line with the aims of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2019.

The event will feature the launch of the first global guide to manage ESG risks in non-life insurance underwriting, and shape the sustainability agenda for the life and health insurance industry.

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.