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Date: 7 January - 5 February 2021

7 January 2021 (08:30 – 09:30 CET)
Onboarding session

12 January 2021, 08:30 – 12:30 CET
14 January 2021, 08:30 – 12:30 CET
19 January 2021, 08:30 – 12:30 CET
22 January 2021, 08:30 – 12:30 CET
3 February 2021, 08:00 – 10:00 CET
5 February 2021, 08:30 – 13:00 CET

EMEA and ASIA friendly time zone

Location: Virtual Training Course

Be at the heart of bringing your company forward to a sustainable future. Leverage your skills on the Swiss Re Sustainability Client Programme.


It is the key topic for all of us. How can we ensure we can undertake our business today in a way that will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs? How can we be sustainable in our business practices?

A commitment to sustainability is increasingly expected by your clients and your investors, and is seen as a crucial driver of long term value creation. But it is not easy. Sustainability requires careful management and understanding. It applies right across your organisation, from investment to underwriting, from product development to operations.

The Swiss Re Sustainability Client Programme provides you with an ideal entry point into thinking how you implement sustainable business practices. Drawing on decades of experience and specialisation, our experts will talk you through the challenges they have overcome and the opportunities they have realised. Working in groups, you will be able to undertake exercises challenging you to realise your own solutions and to develop your own business case.

Be at the heart of bringing your company forward to a sustainable future. Leverage your skills on the Swiss Re Sustainability Client Programme.


20+ experts sharing their insights

External experts including:
•    Butch Bacani, Programme Leader, UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative
•    Stefan Schaltegger, Professor for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
Swiss Re experts including:
•    Martin Weymann, Head Sustainability, Emerging and Political Risk Management
•    Reto Schnarwiler, Head Group Sustainability
•    Gillian Rutherford, Head Reinsurance Sustainability
•    Claudia Bolli, Head Responsible Investing
•    Alan Martin, Senior L&H Accelerator Manager

Target group

This training is mainly targeted at insurance companies, where there is an increasing awareness on sustainability topics. Individuals are holding mid-level positions in insurance companies, with focus in the following areas:

  • Enterprise risk managers or dedicated risk managers on sustainability
  • Reinsurance buyers or decision makers on solutions
  • Product development specialists


  • Participants must be fluent in English and have a mandate or project leadership on Sustainability
  • Actively contribute own ideas to more sustainability in the company
  • Desire to create a business case in working group of 4 persons
  • To gain a course certificate in the end, attendance of 10 required sessions and 8 out of 12 optional sessions is needed

Learning goals

  • Gain a better understanding of sustainability focus areas: investing, underwriting, operations, product development
  • Understand the benefits of sustainability solutions and use insights to identify opportunities based on identified gaps
  • Learn how to develop own business case

Contact information

If you are interested in our virtual training course, please contact Sabina Baumann 

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Sabina Baumann

Senior Client Programmes Manager

Swiss Re Institute

I develop and implement Swiss Re Institute's Client Programmes, which offer exclusive content and access to Swiss Re and the institute. To complement our existing portfolio, we have now introduced a number of virtual trainings. I enjoy tailoring our programmes to meet the needs of our clients.
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Flavio Caspar

Client Programmes Manager

Swiss Re Institute

Flavio is part of the team responsible for developing and implementing Swiss Re Institute's Client Programmes. The Client Programmes provide exclusive training to selected Swiss Re clients, together with privileged access to the research materials of Swiss Re Institute. He is currently transitioning some of our Programmes into engaging and interactive virtual modules designed for maximum reach among our global participants.