Insurance for a better world

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Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Start date: 5 September 2022 (or by agreement)

 

The Geneva Association (GA) is the leading international think tank of the insurance industry and the only global association of insurance companies; its members are insurance and reinsurance CEOs. Established in 1973, The GA has achieved an international reputation for high-quality and forward-looking research on key trends likely to shape or impact the insurance industry.

Position

This role is a unique opportunity for you to work on research projects in the areas of climate change and transitioning to a resilient carbon-neutral economy with tangible impact for the global insurance industry. Working under the supervision of the Director of Climate Change & Environment (CCE), you will be a key contributor to projects, planning events and other related activities.

You should expect a dynamic environment and be able to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and autonomously in your daily work.

 

Responsibilities

You would be expected to

  • Perform desk research on relevant topics and contribute to the drafting of reports
  • Support conducting and analysing responses to a survey of the insurance industry
  • Conduct empirical analyses based on publicly available datasets
  • Design graphs and prepare presentations
  • Support the director in coordinating the activities of the CCE working groups and engaging other external stakeholders

 

Required skills and experience

Your profile should match the following requirements:

  • Close to completing a university degree or a recent graduate in engineering or technology/ business/finance/economics
  • Knowledge of – or interest in – global  developments related to climate change, with a focus on the transition to resilient net-zero sustainable business models, the latest technological developments for the decarbonisation of carbon-intensive sectors and sustainable infrastructure systems
  • Strong analytical skills with a focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Strong interest in/motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Pro-active and autonomous working style

 

CCE initiatives

You will be actively supporting the Director of Climate Change and Environment with the following projects and related activities:

  • Support a project on 'The role of insurers in de-risking and financing new climate technologies for decarbonising key sectors', with a focus on energy, building and construction, land transportation/mobility, aviation, marine/shipping, materials and heavy industries
  • Help with the design of new projects and initiatives
  • Assist in planning the 2023 Climate Change and Environment Conference (virtual)
  • Other activities as relevant

 

Personal characteristics

We are looking for an aspiring individual who is

  • Agile, open-minded, curious and able  to work under tight timelines
  • Able and willing to take initiative to put forward new ideas, suggest improvements and provide constructive feedback
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Professional and reliable
  • Teamwork oriented

 

Compensation and terms

  • CHF 2,000 per month
  • A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25EFTA citizenship is required for this position

 

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to applications@genevaassociation.org.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!