In an era of increasing environmental and economic instability, planning for an uncertain future has become increasingly challenging. However, creative solutions and outside-of-the-box thinking have allowed many small island economies to successfully mitigate their risk and work to protect future generations from catastrophe. The panel will discuss these solutions and opportunities to insure future development in infrastructure and beyond, all while promoting resilience in an uncertain future.
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Adjunct Instructor, College of the Marshall Islands
Dr Martin Kimmig
Chief Risk Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
CEO, Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC)
From 2010 to 2016 Head of Department “Corporate Responsibility” of Munich Re Group in charge of set up and implementation of the Corporate Responsibility Strat-egy. She also chaired the UN Environment Finance Initiative’s Principles for Sustain-able Insurance Working Group (2010 to 2012). Among several other tasks Astrid Zwick was Member of the Board of the University Society of the Munich Ludwig Max-imilians University and Member of the Board of a Foundation promoting voluntary social engagement. From 2000 to 2010 she headed the Allianz Group Sustainability Office. She was chairing the Steering Committee “Research for Sustainability” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2005 to 2008).
From 1994 to 1999 she joined the European Commission Institute for Technological Prospective Studies in charge of policy advice on climate change to the Commission Services and among others to WHO.
Holding a doctoral degree in climate change research (Institute for Ecological Chem-istry/GSF, Helmholtz Center, Munich and Technical University, Munich-Weihenstephan) and a diploma in Geology/Paleontology (Ludwigs-Maximilians-University, Munich).
Head of InsuResilience Secretariat