Maryam Golnaraghi, Swenja Surminski, and Kai-Uwe Schanz (for The Geneva Association) report on pathways by which the re/insurance industry can help in mitigating climate risk. The report provides: insights into the economic risks resulting from climate change; a blueprint for an integrated approach to mitigating those risks including synthesis of international policy momentum and the efforts of various private stakeholders; analysis of the challenges involved in applying preventative measures, and how re/insurers can help; and four recommendations for expanding the role of re/insurance in an integrated disaster and climate risk management framework.
The IIS Speaker Series, sponsored by RGA, is your seat at the table with the leaders, influencers and innovators who are shaping the global insurance industry. Join RGA Chief Operating Officer Donna Kinnaird as she talks with the industry’s top executives, who share their views on topics including leadership, innovation and social responsibility.
Insurance Development Forum (IDF) Chair Stephen Catlin, and Chairman Elect of the IIS, has today announced the appointment of leading insurance CEOs to serve on the Steering Committee of the IDF.
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Dr. Joan Lamm-Tennant, CEO of Blue Marble Microinsurance and an IIS Executive Committee member, was chosen to represent the insurance industry at the April 22 COP 21 Signing Ceremony at UN Headquarters, where she articulated the commitment by the industry to design and implement solutions intended to narrow the protection gap and improve disaster risk resilience by sharing its risk management expertise with governments and international institutions.
Nine out of 10 traffic accidents are caused by human error. This can be dramatically reduced with semi-autonomous vehicles equipped with emergency breaking systems, automatic parking or adaptive cruise control. These features will soon revolutionize the car industry, making for safer driving and leading to lower claims costs for insurers.