UN and Insurance Industry to Launch Global Insurance Principles at Rio+20 to Propel Sustainable Development
For immediate release
Rio de Janeiro, 18 June 2012 – Close to 30 leading insurance companies, worth over US $5 trillion in total assets and representing in excess of 10 per cent of world’s gross premium volume, are to join a UN-backed process to promote a set of Principles for Sustainable Insurance that aim to green the sector and provide insurance tools for risk management in support of environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
The Principles provide a holistic approach to managing a wide range of global and emerging risks in the insurance business, from climate change and natural disasters to water scarcity, food insecurity and pandemics.
Launch of the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance
Date and time: 19 June, 2012 – 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (BRT)
Venue: Hotel Sofitel Copacabana
Avenida Atlantica, 4240 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Butch Bacani, Project leader, Principles for Sustainable Insurance
Ludger Arnoldussen, Member of the Board of Management, Munich Re
Jean-Christophe Menioux, Group Chief Risk Officer, AXA
Charles Anderson, CEO, Sovereign
And other top executives from the global insurance industry
To view a live webcast of the launch event, please visit: www.cnseg.org.br/sustentabilidade/psi.
For more information, visit: http://www.unepfi.org/events/2012/rio20_psi/index.html.
To confirm attendance or for more information, please contact:
Nick Nuttal, UNEP Spokesperson, (Brazil) on Tel: +55 11 6593 8058 / +254 733 632755, E-mail: [email protected]
Amanda Talamonte (Brazil) on Tel. +55 61 3038 9237, E-mail: [email protected]
Alejandro Laguna (Brazil) on Tel. +55 21 6912 5825, E-mail: [email protected]
Butch Bacani, UNEP Finance Initiative on Tel. +41 79 958 1958, E-mail: [email protected]