CSR Thursday Lunch on 30 March with Swiss Re

Join us for our next CSR Thursday Lunch and learn more about innovative solutions to build financial resilience with Catherine Burger, Director, Growth Market Networks at Swiss Re, who will present on “Making society more resilient: Swiss Re’s role in closing the protection gap”.

WHEN: Thursday 30 March 2017, 12pm – 2pm
WHERE: SGS, 1 place des Alpes, 1201 Genève

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Overview

Over 70% of the global natural catastrophe losses have been uninsured in the last decade. And these losses unfortunately are predicted to increase with the effects of climate change and the continued urbanization of our globe, potentially growing the protection gap even further. Innovative financial instruments, incl. parametric insurance exist to protect and help reduce the financial and economic losses for governments, communities and individuals which plan ahead for disaster. Swiss Re engages in a number of partnerships with both the private and public sector and provides decision makers and their stakeholder with facts that can help them design disaster risk or climate adaptation strategies.

 

About the Speaker

Catherine Burger

Catherine Burger rejoined Swiss Re in 2011 to set up the Growth Market Networks, where she developed and manages internal and external expert and business leader networks focused on Swiss Re’s successful growth in Emerging Markets, as well as drives key Public Private Partnerships for the advancement of insurance solutions in economic development. Prior to that she built up and managed the Credit Suisse Research Institute and led Credit Suisse’s Senior Advisors network for the Chairman of the Board over three years. When she first joined Swiss Re in 2002 (-2008) she was Head of Networks & Research at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, responsible for the identification of global trends as well as key stakeholder collaborations across industry, academia and the public sector. In addition, she set-up and oversaw Swiss Re’s strategic partnership with the World Economic Forum. Prior to Swiss Re, Catherine worked for the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum in London on a Corporate Social Responsibility campaign with business leaders and media. 1997 – 2000 she developed and headed the Global Leaders for Tomorrow (now Young Global Leaders) network at World Economic Forum in Geneva. Catherine was a lecturer on Corporate Social Responsibility at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Northwestern Switzerland from 2003-2013. She obtained a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Harvard University and a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 WHEN: Thursday 30 March 2017, 12pm – 2pm

WHERE: SGS, 1 place des Alpes, 1201 Genève