As I write today, parts of Europe are suffering the worst flooding in decades and dozens of wildfires are burning up drought-ridden western US states. Scientists expect we will see more of these kinds of events, as our climate warms.
Insurers will respond by picking up the multi-billion dollar bills to repair and replace damaged property. But that’s no longer enough: pressure from society and, increasingly, from shareholders and regulators, is forcing insurers to take a more strategic response to climate risk.
In 2020, InsuranceERM highlighted 22 people whose work is shaping the industry’s response to climate change.
A lot has changed in a year. Insurers’ efforts to understand and model climate risks continues to evolve fast, and new strategies and commitments are emerging every day.
Accordingly, we are updating our Most Influential on Climate Change list for 2021.
We will be interviewing the top individuals to learn why they care, what they’re doing to help and how the insurance industry can contribute to a more sustainable society.
We are seeking nominations from anyone working in the global insurance sector, whether that’s within a re/insurance company, broker, consultancy, law firm, service provider, regulator, think-tank or NGO.
Send a message to edito[email protected] with the people you think should be on the list and why – and yes, you can nominate yourself!
The deadline is 10 September.
The Most Influential on Climate Change list will be published in our special climate supplement, due out mid-October.
Christopher Cundy, Managing Editor