Global webinar on plastic pollution risks

“Unwrapping the risks of plastic pollution: The 1st global insurance study”

A launch webinar hosted by

UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI)

26 February 2020


About the webinar 

We are pleased to invite you to join a global webinar on 26 February 2020 by UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) that would unwrap the risks of plastic pollution to the insurance industry.

The webinar will present the key findings of the first global insurance industry study on managing the risks associated with plastic pollution, marine plastic litter and microplastics.

Plastic is an increasingly high-profile threat to our climate, ocean, wildlife and human health.

The pioneering PSI study shows that, just like risks related to climate change, plastic pollution risks can affect insurance and investment portfolios in the form of physical, transition, liability and reputational risks.

This study identifies how risks related to plastic pollution play out across insurance lines and asset classes. At the same time, it outlines significant opportunities for insurers to position themselves on the frontline in tackling the global sustainability issue of plastic pollution as risk managers, insurers and investors in order to accelerate the transition to a circular and sustainable economy.



  • Date: Wednesday26 February 2020
    • Morning session: 9:00 to 10:30 am Central European Summer Time (CEST)
    • Afternoon session: 3:00 to 4:30 pm CEST
  • Speakers:
    • Butch Bacani, PSI Programme Leader, UNEP
    • Alice Merry, PSI Project Manager, UNEP


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