Conversations about Climate Change and Insurance

The Wharton Risk Center is hosting a series of conversations examining different topics at the intersection of insurance and climate change throughout the second half of 2021. We hope you will join us to discuss these issues ranging from the insurability of climate perils and the impacts on housing markets, to how insurers can promote decarbonization of the economy.

Insurability of Floods in a Changing Climate and the Need for Public-Private Action

Panel Discussion – June 29, 11:15 – 12:15 ET

Co- Organized with The Geneva Association at the National Flood Conference.

Participants:

  • Maryam Golnaraghi (moderator), Geneva Association
  • Craig Fugate, One Concern
  • Carolyn Kousky, Wharton Risk Center
  • Edward Mishambi, RennaisanceRe
  • Eric Wilson, NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency
  • Roy Wright, IBHS

This discussion is based on the Geneva Association’s Report: Flood Risk Management in the U.S.

Harnessing Insurance for Climate Resilience: Findings of the California Climate Insurance Working Group

Webinar – July 1, 2021, 12pm ET. Register here.

Participants:

 Opening remarks by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

  • Mike Peterson (moderator), CA Department of Insurance
  • Alice Hill, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Carolyn Kousky, Wharton Risk Center
  • Serena Sowers, Swiss Re
  • Raghuveer Vinukollu, Munich Re

Insurance and Climate Risk Management

Webinar – This event will take place in July. Details are forthcoming.

Participants:

  • Carolyn Kousky (moderator)
  • Alex Kaplan, AmWins
  • Samantha Medlock, U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (invited)
  • Mike Peterson, CA Department of Insurance
  • Craig Stewart, IBC
  • Simon Young, Willis Towers Watson

A Climate Crisis In Insurance Markets?

Webinar – This event will take place in July. Details are forthcoming.

Participants:

  • Nancy Watkins (moderator), Milliman
  • Patty Born, Florida State University
  • Lloyd Dixon (RAND)
  • Brian Powell, Alabama Department of Insurance
  • Kelly Hereid, Liberty Mutual

Insurance, Climate Change, and our Housing and Mortgage Markets

Webinar – This event will take place in July. Ben Keys from the Wharton School will be joined by others to discuss this topic.

Details are forthcoming.

How Can Insurers do a Better Job of Supporting Decarbonization?

Webinar – This event will take place in September. Francis Bouchard will be joined by others to discuss this question.

Details are forthcoming.

The Wharton Risk Center would like to thank The High Tide Foundation for support of this series.