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ClimateWise supports the insurance industry to better communicate disclose and respond to the risks and opportunities associated with the climate-risk protection gap. This is the growing divide between total economic and insured losses attributed to climate change.

Representing a growing global network of leading insurance industry organisations, ClimateWise helps to align its members’ expertise to directly support society as it responds to the risks and opportunities of climate change.

ClimateWise Principles

The Principles help members disclose their individual response to climate change. An annual assessment of each member and a collective public review of the ClimateWise community help inform regulators and the broader financial markets on how the insurance industry is responding to the challenges and opportunities they face.

Societal Resilience Programme

The Societal Resilience Programme convenes impact-orientated, collaborative research to help insurers proactively respond to the widening climate risk protection gap. Three core themes focus on the industry’s support for asset management, regulation, and resilient cities.

Insurance Advisory Council

The Insurance Advisory Council is comprised of C-suite executives from across ClimateWise’s membership base. It commissions high-impact research that helps regulators to fully understand the nature of climate risks impacting insurance and where insurers can support system-wide responses across the financial markets.

ClimateWise is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), which also provides the Secretariat. Decisions and positions of the group do not represent the policies or positions of CISL or of the wider University of Cambridge.


Investing for resilience

December 2016 – Investing for Resilience explores how the insurance industry can contribute to redirecting substantial flows of capital into resilience enhancing investments. This includes helping in the development of a resilience rating system.

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Closing the protection gap: ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2016

December 2016 – The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2016 of the six ClimateWise Principles finds a second year of improved scores for members of the insurance industry leadership group. Members have demonstrated their ongoing support for the zero carbon, climate-resilient transition yet the report finds a need for the industry to do more within its investment activities.

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CIP AIRR pilot project, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

October 2016 – ClimateWise partners with Santam, Marsh, Sanlam, Munich Re, ICLEI, Global Infrastructure Basel and the UNEP FI PSI in an innovative collaborative model with the Dar es Salaam city leadership to manage the risks and opportunities associated with key public infrastructure projects.

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