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AXA’s Duverne Named Chairman of Insurance Development Forum, Replacing Catlin

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) announced the appointment of Denis Duverne as chair of its Steering Committee, succeeding Stephen Catlin, effective Sept. 11, 2018. The IDF is a public-private partnership, led by a senior insurance industry executive and supported by …

UN Official: Tech Industry Must Address Cybersecurity, Job Effects from Its Innovations

Technology companies have an obligation to address the unintended consequences of advances like artificial intelligence and innovations that enable damaging cyber-attacks, said Atti Riazi, chief information technology officer at the United Nations. “It’s not the responsibility of the UN and …

United Nations Assessing Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico

A United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights met Monday with hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as complaints grow about the U.S. government’s response to a Category 4 storm. U.N. envoy Philip Alston toured one of the hardest …

Re/Insurance CEOs Join Insurance Development Forum, UN & World Bank Initiative

A group of re/insurance and global broking CEOs are assisting the work of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), which was launched last month to help build resilience to climate risk and natural disasters, while bridging the insurance protection gap for …

XL Catlin Exec Heads Public-Private Forum to Close ‘Protection Gap’ for Disasters

The insurance industry, the United Nations and the World Bank have formed a public-private partnership designed to help bridge the “protection gap” for developing nations, which struggle increasingly from the burden of uninsured economic losses after natural disasters. The Insurance …

Landmark Climate Change Agreement ‘a Major Leap for Mankind’: Pres. Hollande

The world’s nations took the boldest steps yet to stem climate change, adopting an historic package of measures to limit fossil-fuel pollution and establish a mechanism to step up the reductions for decades. After two weeks of intense negotiations overseen …

National Emissions Plans Fall Short to Limit Climate Change – UN Study

National plans for limiting greenhouse gas emissions fall short of tough action needed to slow climate change under a United Nations agreement due in Paris in December, European researchers said on Wednesday. The plans submitted so far to the UN …

Global Climate Deal Blueprint Emerges From UN Gathering in Geneva

Envoys from some 190 nations are taking more seriously the idea of setting a goal for phasing out the pollution from fossil fuels, lending support to the movement against investments in oil and coal companies. After a week of discussions …

Global Risk Investment May R!SE With U.N., Willis-Backed Initiative

There is opportunity in climate change. That’s the frown-upside down view being taken by at least one large insurance broker under part of a global initiative to heighten the awareness of global risk and investing opportunities. Operating under the umbrella …

Climate Change in 2015 Could be Bigger Than Religion – or Selfie

The phrase “climate change” yields roughly 108 million results in a Google search – in the ballpark in terms of numbers of results with “Jesus Christ,” “Mohamed” and “selfie” – and you can expect the phrase to become an even …