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The Role of Insurers in Delivering a Greener Future

April 29, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

About the Program

Insurance is fundamentally a form of risk management whereby decisions are made based on possible future events and their likely impacts. The better an insurance company can predict and avoid future risk, the more successful the company. It is with this eye toward the future that French insurance titan AXA developed its latest Foresight Report, 2040: Exploring Society’s Future Challenges. The report identifies climate change as one of the three main challenges facing society and details how the insurance industry is uniquely positioned to influence behaviors that impact the climate for the better. By looking at the big picture, AXA aims not only for more success, but also to contribute solutions to the interconnected challenges of tomorrow.

Join Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs on April 29th as we host a panel of strategic foresight specialists and climate experts for a deeper dive into the report and a wide-ranging discussion of risk in the age of climate change.

About the Speakers

  • Deborah Balk, Professor, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College
  • Christian Braneon, Remote Sensing Specialist, Goddard Space Flight Center at National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Gabriela Hermosilla, Foresight Analyst, AXA
  • Greg Lindsay, Futurist and Director of Applied Research, NewCities
  • Andrew MacFarlane, Head of Reinsurance Pricing & Analytics, Global Markets, AXA XL
  • Scott Smith, Managing Partner, Changeist


The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs is New York City’s only public graduate school dedicated to public affairs. Since 1994, the school has offered undergraduate and graduate-level degrees in public policy and administration, and Master of Science in Education (MSEd) program in Higher Education Administration (MSEd-HEA). In the fall of 2017 they launched a Master of International Affairs (MIA) degree program.

The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs draw upon one of the largest public affairs faculty in the nation, and apply an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and professional development. Learn more about us by viewing alumni testimonials.


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April 29, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT




Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity