At the Forefront with Urs Uhlmann - Webinar (ET)
Date and Time: September 07, 2022 1 pm - 2 pm ET
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
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
- The role commercial insurers play towards net zero
- 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
- How the industry can support customers and brokers on
their transition to a low-carbon future
Managing Director - Global Corporate & Specialty (GCS)
About Urs UhlmannUrs 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 hour (pending)
Sponsored by: Strategic
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