Measuring resilience to shift climate investment away from recovery

Natasha Issa, head of corporate responsibility at Zurich Insurance. via Devex YouTube channel

Climate finance is a hot topic, particularly since the COP21 climate summit in Paris, and many are looking toward frameworks that will shift investment away from recovery to building resilience.

Zurich Insurance is blazing a trail with a new framework that measures community resilience to floods, Natasha Issa, head of corporate responsibility at the Swiss firm, told Devex associate editor Richard Jones on the sidelines of the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva, Switzerland.

Watch the above video to learn more about Zurich’s responsible investment approach, why its $2 billion commitment to green bonds has been a market changer in the insurance industry, and what the company is looking for in its future flood resilience partners.

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