Insurance Council Annual Conference

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Insurance Council Conference 2018

Two themes run through this year’s conference – climate change implications for insurers and consumer trust and confidence in our sector.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called Climate Change the nuclear-free issue for her generation. The Government is embarking on major changes to address the challenges ahead. The insurance sector globally and locally faces significant risks and opportunities, so we will explore in some depth what these are. A senior representative of the Government will open the conference.

For any Government, the complexity and cost of reducing climate change risk through adaptation is immense.

  • Rowan Douglas, CEO Capital Science and Policy Practice at Willis Towers Watson will provide a global perspective on what is happening about financing the challenge.
  • Sarah Barker, special counsel with Minter Ellison in Melbourne and a member of the Technical Working Group of the International Climate Disclosure Standards Board will take us on a journey that covers the implications for litigation, liability and insurance.
  • Dr Robert-Muir Wood, RMS Chief Research Officer, will give us insights on his company’s modelling work and its contribution to the development of resilience dividends and other innovative finance to fund resilience.

These international perspectives will be accompanied by on the ground New Zealand insights.

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