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Crisis is a time to make decisions

The word crisis derives from the Greek word "Krisis" meaning decision or judgement. The COVID-19 crisis has turned the world temporarily upside down. There is extreme uncertainty, personal threat and corporate retrenchment. Amidst all of this there is an opportunity for business to take decisions and make judgement calls that, when this crisis is over, can benefit society and the planet in order to create long-term value.

The UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance serve as a global framework for the insurance industry to address environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities. UNEP FI, along with Swiss Re, is holding a series of virtual events for insurers to progress work on the sustainability insurance agenda, including the development of insurance sustainable development goals (iSDGs), that was started in Davos when the world seemed a very different place.

A healthier, safer, more resilient and sustainable society

This crisis will end and when it does, we hope decisions will have been made that will bring the best out of our industry in delivering the insurance sustainable development goals. After all, the vision of the PSI Initiative is of a risk aware world, where the insurance industry is trusted and plays its full role in enabling a healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable society.

Discover more about the Highlights from Session 1 Opening perspective to Sustainability Leadership in Insurance

Failing to take care of the planet means not taking care of our own resilience.