Monday 22 May 2017
Venue: Innovation Centre
Hosted by the USC Law School and the Sustainability Research Centre.
As Queensland and New South Wales measure the cost of Cyclone Debbie, insurance companies are expecting claims in the hundreds of millions (if not billions) of dollars. Given changing weather patterns and the increasing likelihood of more extreme weather events, insurance companies face a range of challenges: how does the industry manage risk, remain financially sustainable and respond responsibly to climate change?
This public lecture by Chris Rodd, former Head of Dispute Resolution and National Technical Counsel for CGU / IAG Insurance, will examine the key challenges for the insurance industry in responding to environmental change. The presentation will consider the impacts of climate change on the insurance industry, and its ability to adapt to in an increasingly hostile natural environment. The discussion will also focus the potential impacts on community assets and the challenges for both the industry and governments at all levels.
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion on the challenges of responding to environmental change in responsible ways, including broader questions about corporations’ social and environmental responsibilities in a changing climate. Panellists will include Chris Rodd, Youi Chief Actuary Charles Pollack, and USC’s Sustainability Research Centre Director Professor Tim Smith.
This engaging event will be relevant to practising lawyers, law students, insurance professionals, and those interested in corporate social responsibility and corporate responses to environmental change.
Attendees are invited to ask questions on notice. Please forward proposed questions to email@example.com.