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About the course

This intensive 3-hour course is an introduction to sustainability in the insurance industry. This course will benefit financial regulators, underwriters, consultants, and P&C insurance professionals as we tackle some of the biggest questions about the risks and opportunities related to the environmental and social factors. Participants will learn about major ESG drivers affecting the insurance industry and discover tools and innovative solutions used by industry leaders in sustainable insurance.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course learners will be able to :

  • Understand the role of the insurance industry in the context of environmental and social risks and opportunities

  • Recognize ESG strategies and levers in underwriting claims, and investing

  • Learn about the latest regulatory development and key industry initiatives

  • Discover best practices across underwriting and asset management

  • Learn about analytical tools, innovative technologies and data used by insurers

Course outline

Key topics that will be covered during the training

  • Overview of ESG megatrends

  • Understanding ESG factors

  • The regulation of the net-zero transition

  • ESG and underwriting

  • Understanding the insurance protection gap

  • Sustainable insurance products and initiatives

  • ESG investment strategies

  • Introduction to climate risks

  • Sustainable products and initiatives


Sustainable Insurance Expert

Dr. Tom Herbstein

Tom has held a leadership capacity across academia, the private, and public sectors for most of his career, most notably leading the University of Cambridge’s ClimateWise network, the largest insurance industry group on climate change risk. He has directed numerous research collaborations on emerging best practice across the financial services sector and regularly advises governments on green finance. Tom supported the early work of the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), has led multiple reviews of the insurance industry’s response to climate change risk, and developed models on the impact of physical and transition risks for investment and lending portfolios. Support for the Sustainable Development Goals includes promoting the role of technology in deepening access to financial services, and working with cities across the Global South to deliver more sustainable, resilient, and bankable public infrastructure projects.

Our approach

  • Delivered by industry experts

    Our masterclasses are delivered by industry and subject matter experts with years of experience and exceptional training skills.

  • Laser-focused content

    Our emersion-style training material is condensed to provide you the complete overview of the subject, key resources and useful tools.

  • Interactive learning

    Our masterclass sessions are limited to 25 participants; this enables each learner to get involved through discussions, activities, and Q&A.

Masterclass format

  • 3 HOURS





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