At the Forefront with Urs Uhlmann - Webinar (ET)


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Date and Time: September 07, 2022 1 pm - 2 pm ET

Climate Change: Insuring a Net Zero Future

Commercial insurers play a critical role in enabling the transition of society and the wider economy towards a low carbon future

Severe weather events in Canada caused insured losses of $2.1 billion in 2021, making 2021 the sixth costliest since 1983. The impact of climate change is undeniable - the societal challenge is how do organizations, including insurers, transition to a low carbon future?

Many commercial insurers are undergoing a cultural transformation across their underwriting business, embedding climate considerations in their strategic approach and appetite decision-making. They are also committing risk management expertise and guidance to assist customers as they seek to reduce emissions and evolve their business practices to minimize their environmental impact.

This session will explore, from a commercial insurance perspective:

  • The role commercial insurers play towards net zero commitments

  • How climate change is affecting underwriting, and what the industry can do to contribute towards a low carbon transition

  • What Net-zero underwriting means for customers and brokers

  • How the industry can support customers and brokers on their transition to a low-carbon future

Urs Uhlmann
Managing Director - Global Corporate & Specialty (GCS)
Aviva Canada Inc.

About Urs Uhlmann
Urs Uhlmann joined Aviva Canada in January 2021 as Managing Director of Global Corporate & Specialty (GCS). Urs will be responsible for the GCS and Surety teams, as well as supporting Aviva’s Global GCS ambitions.A strong property and casualty leader with more than 35 years of experience and a track record of driving profitable growth, Urs brings tremendous amount of experience and expertise to the role.Prior to joining Aviva, Urs was Chief Executive Officer, Global Corporate at Zurich Canada and most recently, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Agent at AXA XL Canada.Urs served as a Captain in the Swiss Army and graduated from the Swiss business school in Weinfelden, Switzerland. He holds the Swiss Federal Insurance Diploma and completed his C.R.M at the University of Toronto.

CE hours : 1 management RIBO hour
Sponsored by: Strategic Resource Consultants

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