Insurance for a better world

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The world’s population is growing, and that growth is essentially centred in cities. Though they bring huge economic and social benefits, cities are also exposed to an exponential rise in risks: climate change threatens to bring more extreme weather events; human density accelerates the speed at which infectious diseases spread; and social inequality can exacerbate the risks of social unrest and crime. How will cities cope with this evolving risk landscape and how can insurers contribute to managing future urban risks?

Our new report takes a close look at the dynamics of future urban risk landscapes in an attempt to answer these questions and puts forward a set of recommendations for insurers and public authorities to increase the resilience of urban populations. This #RiskConversations webinar elaborated on the findings of the report and took a deep look at the implications of upcoming urban risks for the insurance industry. The event gathered some of the leading experts on this topic to discuss the scope for innovative public-private partnerships and insurance solutions.


  • Snigdha Garg, Head of Adaptation Research and Performance, C40 Cities
  • Arne Holzhausen, Global Head Insurance, Wealth and Trend Research, Allianz
  • Cassidy Johnson, Professor of Urbanism and Disaster Risk Reduction at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London
  • Lykke Leonardsen, Head of Program for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions, City of Copenhagen
  • Kai-Uwe Schanz, Deputy Managing Director, The Geneva Association (Moderator)