Designing a More Sustainable Future: ESG in Life & Health Insurance

Sønr Report Foreward Written by: Olav Cuiper

This year, RGA celebrates its 50th anniversary and through that time we have always experienced change. But arguably the changes we currently see impacting our employees, our clients and their customers are greater, more complex and evolving faster than ever. These involve a myriad of forces including the COVID-19 pandemic, our changing climate, and geopolitical turbulence, among many others. As a result, consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities have become a critical part of our response.

Our role as a leading Life and Health reinsurer means that we have a responsibility to meet ESG expectations, but we are acutely aware of the very real human impact forces are having and will continue to have. As a result, we understand the importance and urgency of finding strategies and sustainable solutions that will provide resilience to individuals, families and communities as this landscape evolves. A key part of this is to identify and understand the catalysts driving market change, explore the challenges we face within the insurance industry and examine the real opportunities that can make a difference.

We are delighted to join our partner, Sønr, as well as additional contributors from the wider insurance ecosystem to explore the topic of ESG in a way that goes beyond theory and into practical execution of building more sustainable products. There is still much to be done. But, if different industry participants align to a common purpose and combine their unique capabilities, we will have the greatest impact on the lives and health of current and future generations alike.

Access the full report here: Designing a More Sustainable Future: ESG in Life & Health Insurance

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