Zurich North America Appoints Harper as Head of Corporate Sustainability

January 27, 2020

Ben Harper has been named head of Corporate Sustainability for Zurich North America.

In this new position, Harper will be responsible for coalescing Zurich’s people and capabilities to advance the company’s sustainability priorities of workforce in transition, climate resilience and confidence in a digital society. He will work with Zurich’s business units, functions, customers, government organizations, non-governmental organizations, industry groups and trading partners on the company’s sustainability activities.

Harper has 31 years of sustainability and insurance experience and has been with Zurich for 18 years. Most recently, he served as the global environmental subject matter expert in technical underwriting and as head of the pollution team responsible for technical, policy, strategy and underwriting guidance in support of environmental coverages. He has also been active in Zurich’s climate, environmental, social and governance initiatives through product development, actuarial modeling, green investment advising and internal evaluations. He served as part of Zurich Group’s Climate Office from 2009 to 2013.

Harper will be based in Schaumburg, Illinois, and report to Chief Human Resources Officer Laura Rock.

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