Unwrapping the risks of plastic pollution: The 1st global insurance study

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UNEP Principles for Sustainable Insurance

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Plastic is an increasingly high-profile threat to our climate, ocean, wildlife and human health. The pioneering study of UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) and the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) shows that, like risks related to climate change, plastic pollution risks can affect insurance and investment portfolios. At the same time, significant opportunities exist for insurers to position themselves on the frontline in tackling this global sustainability issue. Join the PSI’s first webinar on plastic pollution. The webinar will present the findings of the PSI and GPML study on how insurers can address plastic pollution risks as risk managers, underwriters and investors, and we will hear from insurers already tackling this issue

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United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a partnership between United Nations Environment and the global financial sector created in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit with a mission to promote sustainable finance. More than 240 financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and investors, work with UN Environment to understand today’s environmental, social and governance challenges, why they matter to finance, and how to actively participate in addressing them. UNEP FI’s work also includes a strong focus on policy – by facilitating country-level dialogues between finance practitioners, supervisors, regulators and policy-makers, and, at the international level, by promoting financial sector involvement in processes such as the global climate negotiations.