The leading international think tank of the insurance industry


Event Information

By invitation only

The insurance industry has a critical role to play in ensuring the resilience of critical infrastructure to the impacts of climate change. As risk experts, underwriters and investors, it is enabling economic resilience and entrepreneurial pathways for addressing climate change goals and targets. This forum will gather C-level executives of global re/insurance and financial sectors, ministers and high-level officials from governments, international development banks, and inter-governmental organisations to discuss pathways to a decarbonised economy.

Co-organised with Intact Financial Corporation and Sun Life Financial


More details of the programme will be added soon. Key topics of the main panels are outlined below:

  • Special Session - Innovating and Financing climate resilience and transitioning to a low carbon exonomy in the 21st Century
  • Panel 1: Critical infrastructure – The Crossroads of national security, economic development, trade, Technology, sustainability and climate change priorities in the 21st century
  • Panel 2: Prioritising Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Challenges and opportunities for building climate-resilient critical infrastructure 
  • Panel 3: Investing at Scale: Challenges and opportunities for institutional investors
  • Panel 4: Perspectives from Insurance Industry CEOs: The role of insurers as underwriters, risk managers and institutional investors

Access to the Booklet:

As per our previous communication, please find now all the latest information in the booklet – including the updated agenda, biography of the speakers and panelists, general information such as visa and hotel) as well as the participants list. Please click here:

If you wish to print the documents, please generate a pdf using the icon on the top right of the online platform. For best results, please download the pdf before printing.


Related reading:

Climate Change and the Insurance Industry: Taking Action as Risk Managers and Investors

The Stakeholder Landscape in Extreme Events and Climate Risk Management

An Integrated Approach to Managing Extreme Events and Climate Risks

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030)

The Paris Agreement

Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Pathways to Climate Resilient and Decarbonised Critical Infrastructure in the 21st Century


Event Location

Meeting venue:

The meeting will take place at:

Victory Ballroom, 3rd floor
Hotel X Toronto
111 Princes' Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3


Hotel X Toronto,
111 Princes’ Boulevard,
ON, M6K 3C3

A special conference rate is available at the hotel - please follow this link to book directly at the special discounted rate.

The deadline to book a room is August 18, 2018

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

International participants should review Canada’s entry requirements to find out which travel documents they will need to visit Canada, such as a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), and apply early.  Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Eligible travellers can apply online for an eTA. Travellers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). (



Bennington Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation
Via on-demand transportation apps such as Uber ( and Lyft (



Bennington Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation
Via on-demand transportation apps such as Uber ( and Lyft (
Contact the Hotel X Toronto concierge team to schedule your complimentary pick-up and drop-off (