Extreme Event and Climate Resilience: Opportunities for the Insurance Industry

Denis Kessler chaired a round-table at the Geneva Association General Assembly in Rome, in June 2016.

Disasters caused by meteorological, hydrological and climate-related extremes happen every day around the world, with profound impacts on people, communities, businesses and governments. The round-table dedicated to “Extreme Event and Climate Resilience: Opportunities for the Insurance Industry” brought together a leading academician, a country lead-scientist, a leader of the World Bank Group finance and markets division and two insurance CEOs to discuss the implications for the insurance industry and its role in economies and society.

The Geneva Association is the leading international insurance think tank for strategically important insurance and risk management issues. Its membership comprises a statutory maximum of 90 chief executive officers (CEOs) from the world’s top insurance and reinsurance companies. It organises international expert networks and manages discussion platforms for senior insurance executives and specialists as well as policy-makers, regulators and multilateral organisations.