PSI & Swiss Re virtual event series: sustainability leadership in insurance
Sustainability Leadership in Insurance
An international and virtual event series convened by
UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and Swiss Re
4 May, 3 June, 8 July, 31 August 2020
About the event
This high-level series of events is co-organised by UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) and Swiss Re, a founding PSI signatory company. The four events of the series are scheduled on the 4th of May, 3 rd of June, 8th of July, and 31st of August 2020.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a shared vision to end poverty, rescue the planet and build a prosperous and peaceful world—are gaining global momentum. While progress is being made in many places, action to meet the SDGs is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required. 2020 ushers in the UN’s Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs by 2030, and we need to accelerate solutions to major sustainability challenges—ranging from climate change and ecosystem degradation, to poverty, inequality and closing the protection gap.
In this context, the PSI and Swiss Re are co-hosting this international series of virtual events to advance sustainability leadership in insurance. While the insurance industry plays a key role in promoting sustainability as risk managers, insurers and investors, this event will be dedicated to insurance and all its dimensions.
This event seeks to catalyse an ambitious, collaborative and actionable global agenda on insurance and sustainable development. This global sustainability agenda includes the latest pandemic situation and the subsequent changing sustainability landscape, managing sustainability risks in insurance transactions, harnessing insurance products and solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and decarbonising insurance and reinsurance portfolios.
Event 1 – Pandemic situation and sustainability, 4 May 2020, 11:00-13:00 CEST
Event 2 – Sustainability risk in underwriting, 3 June 2020, 11:00-13:00 CEST
Event 3 – Harnessing insurance for the SDGs, 8 July 2020, 13:00-15:00 CEST
Event 4 – Aligning insurance portfolios with the Paris Agreement, 31 August 2020, 13:00-15:00 CEST
Please visit the event page for more information.