From Venice to Glasgow: The road to COP26 for the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

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The Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) is an Alliance formed by a group of leading insurance and reinsurance companies, under the auspices of the UN’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) initiative, the largest collaboration between the UN and the global insurance industry. NZIA members commit to individually transition their insurance and reinsurance underwriting portfolios to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, consistent with a maximum temperature rise of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100, in order to contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The NZIA was launched at the G20 Climate Summit in Venice in July 2021 by its founding members: AXA (founding NZIA Chair), Allianz, Aviva, Generali, Munich Re, SCOR, Swiss Re and Zurich Insurance Group. Speakers include: - Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action & Finance / UK Prime Minister’s Finance Adviser for COP26 / Chair of Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) - Dr Jan Fuglestvedt, Vice-Chair, Working Group I, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - Selwin Charles Hart, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Action, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General Industry speakers: - Renaud Guidée, Chair, NZIA & Group Chief Risk Officer, AXA - Christopher Bonnet, Head of ESG Business Services, Allianz - Ben Carr, Analytics & Capital Modelling Director, Aviva - Lucia Silva, Group Head of Sustainability & Social Responsibility, Generali - Ernst Rauch, Chief Climate & Geo Scientist, Munich Re - Giel Linthorst, Executive Director, PCAF - Paul Nunn, Head of ESG, SCOR Global P&C - Martin Weymann, Head, Sustainability, Emerging & Political Risk Management, Swiss Re - Gabrielle Durisch, Head of Sustainability, Commercial Insurance & Group Underwriting, Zurich Insurance Group AGENDA:
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