Extreme weather events are rapidly increasing in frequency and intensity due to the effects of climate change, making it difficult for insurance companies to manage rising risks and costs. Insurers are now left with no choice but to find ways to weather the storm. In the second episode of UNEP FI’s new podcast series Financing the future, we speak to Lesley Ndlovu, CEO of Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) and member of UNEP FI’s Leadership Council about how Africa is being affected by climate change, ways to manage climate risks and costs, and the role of insurers and the wider finance community in financing adaptation for a resilient future.
About UNEP FI’s Leadership Council
Chaired by the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme and composed of 24 CEOs and Chairpersons of banks and insurance companies, the Leadership Council meets annually to provide vision and strategic direction to UNEP FI in orienting its role and that of the UN in shaping, mainstreaming and deepening sustainability integration across the finance industry for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive global economy. Read more.