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Insuring for sustainable development: Making it happen


An international event convened by the
UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and Allianz

5-6 October 2016
Allianz global headquarters, Munich, Germany


About the PSI-Allianz event

In 2015, important UN global policy frameworks that promote economic, social and environmental sustainability were agreed by the world’s governments to shape a sustainable future for all. These include the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Launched at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) have led to the largest collaborative initiative between the UN and the insurance industry, and have helped forge a common aspiration by the industry in support of sustainable development. As risk managers, risk carriers and investors, the insurance industry has made key contributions to these sustainable development frameworks and initiatives.

The PSI-Allianz event in October 2016 will bring together insurance industry leaders, regulators, UN officials, policymakers, development organisations and think tanks. The event will focus on areas of relevance to the insurance industry, demonstrating concrete ways to implement the PSI and support UN global policy frameworks, including:

  • How sustainability issues such as climate change, environmental degradation, health risks, human rights, financial inclusion and corruption are being addressed across the insurance industry value chain by clients, intermediaries, insurers, reinsurers, insurance associations and regulators
  • The insurance and investment challenges and opportunities in the context of the transition to a low-carbon economy and sustainable cities and infrastructure
  • The role of the insurance industry in building climate and disaster-resilient economies and communities, highlighting how the industry is working together with governments and other key stakeholders at the local, national and international levels

The event is a practical follow-up to last year’s agenda-setting Insurance 2030: Policies and partnerships for sustainable development, a Roundtable convened by UNEP (bringing together the PSI and UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System) and Swiss Re. The 2015 event cultivated ideas now being pursued by UNEP, such as mainstreaming sustainability across lines of business through environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management frameworks, establishing a Sustainable Insurance Policy Forum for insurance regulators, and developing a set of Insurance Development Goals to help achieve the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. These initiatives and other key developments will be discussed in Munich, including global consultation processes already underway or expected to be carried out by the PSI soon.


See the programme.


The event is by-invitation only. Please register.


The two-day event will be held at the Allianz Auditorium at the Allianz global headquarters in Munich, Germany. Allianz’s headquarters is right across Munich’s famous English Garden, one of the largest urban parks in the world.

Address: Königinstrasse 28, 80802 Munich, Germany


Entry to Germany requires a visa for some foreign nationals. Please check information on entry requirements. If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please e-mail psi-allianz@unepfi.org.

Travel and accommodations

Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their travel and accommodations. If you need hotel recommendations, please e-mail psi-allianz@unepfi.org.


For enquiries, please e-mail psi-allianz@unepfi.org or call:

Nico Ahn
ESG Office, Allianz
Munich, Germany
T: +49 89 3800 50025

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