Tuesday March 1, 2022

ESG Acceleration Webinar: Preparing for Climate Transition

During this webinar, we considered how corporates can prepare for the transition to a 1.5-degree world. The insurance industry served as an example with real-life cases on climate risk mitigation and adaptation. Guest speaker Marcus Bruns, Nordic Head of Sustainability at Storebrand, presented the company's climate strategy and how Storebrand is working to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its investment portfolios by 2050.

The Storebrand Group is a leading player in the Nordic market for long-term savings and insurance. The company manages more than NOK 1000 billion, making Storebrand Norway's largest asset manager.

In 2019, Storebrand was one of the founding members of the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. The members of the Alliance commit to transitioning their investment portfolios consistent with a maximum temperature rise of 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures, taking into account the best available scientific knowledge and regularly reporting on progress.

From Finch & Beak's side, materiality expert Bas Nuijten will give a sneak preview of the forthcoming ESG benchmarking report on the European insurance industry. He will also touch upon the need for materiality activation on climate change and the opportunity of developing ‘lighthouse programs’ to drive stakeholder collaboration and impact.

Climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience

Key lessons to be learned during the session include:

  • Deep dive into the insurance industry’s approach to climate change
  • Practical cases on climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • How to activate materiality in the short, medium and long term

Sign up to secure your spot

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 15:00-16:00 CET. Capacity for participants is limited, so sign up now to make sure you can join the session. If you are not able to join live at the time of the webinar, you are still welcome to register: we’ll send you a link to the recording afterwards.

In order to maximally facilitate peer learning in an open environment, we exclusively honor applications from corporate email addresses. Other applications will be rejected, including those from external consultants.

We look forward to having you on board!

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