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The Principles for Sustainable Insurance after 10 years

GLOBAL EVENT | 19-21 JUNE 2022

This special event will look back at how the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) initiative has shaped the sustainable insurance agenda for the last 10 years, since it was launched at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro with the endorsement of the UN Secretary-General and insurance industry CEOs. From just a small group, more than 200 organisations have now joined the PSI, including insurers representing about one-third of world premium and USD 15 trillion in assets under management.

The event will also look forward to how the PSI can amplify sustainable insurance during this UN Decade of Action to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half, reverse nature loss, and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals based on the principle of “leaving no one behind”—all by 2030.

Pioneering PSI initiatives such as the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance, the Sustainable Insurance Facility of the Vulnerable Twenty Group of Finance Ministers (V20), championing nature-positive insurance, and setting the global sustainability agenda for life & health insurers in a post-COVID world will play a central role at the event. The event will also feature PSI initiatives supporting the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and relevant to emerging frameworks such as the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

In-person participation is by invitation only. We will be convening about 100 senior representatives from the insurance industry (e.g. CEOs, Chief Underwriting Officers, Chief Risk Officers), insurance supervisory and regulatory authorities, UN officials, civil society organisations and other key stakeholders at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue. The event will be livestreamed and connect participants worldwide.

The UN’s Decade of Action offers an unprecedented opportunity to shape a sustainable future for both present and future generations. We hope you will join us at this important event that will scale up and speed up the insurance industry’s contribution as risk managers, insurers and investors to building resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities and economies on a healthy planet.

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