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February 2021

Insurance 2040: Rethinking risk in the age of climate change

Starting time: 3:00 PM CET

Ending time: 4:00 PM CET

We invite you to join this interactive discussion on the occasion of the launch of AXA’s latest Foresight Report, 2040: Exploring Society’s Future Challenges.

When change happens, it can happen fast. One of the lessons of the Covid-19 crisis is the importance of identifying the risks and opportunities ahead of us. Faced with accelerated climate warming and declining biodiversity, the environment is probably one of the biggest challenges facing society over the next decades. In a live webinar organized by the AXA Foresight Team, a panel of strategic foresight specialists, climate expert and practitioner will discuss the long-term transformations likely to occur, possible pathways to 2040, and the role the insurance industry can play to anticipate and adapt to these changes.

Speaker lineup:

  • Andrew MacFarlane, Head of Reinsurance Pricing & Analytics, Global Markets, AXA XL
  • Olivier Desbiey, AXA Group Head of Foresight
  • Greg Lindsay, Futurist and Director of Applied Research, NewCities
  • Professor Deborah Balk, Associate Director of the CUNY Institute of Demographic Research, City University of New York, and AXA Research Fund fellow

Moderator: Scott Smith, Writer and Futurist, Changeist

Click here to follow the event.

Passcode: 882427

The insurance business is built on better understanding future potential events. Strategic Foresight allows to do so. The 2021 Foresight Report explores some of the long-term transformations and related challenges likely to occur by 2040 – from climate change to a growing need for social protection and a transformed healthcare. Rather than providing ready-made answers, this document raises questions about what will affect future societies and what role insurers might play in the future.
Click here to discover the report.