Rising to the Challenges of a Diverse World
“2015 is a milestone year for our common future. Last March, governments adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be followed by Sustainable Development Goals through to 2030, and a new universal agreement on climate changes.” Said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).”
“Sustainable development requires recognizing the interdependencies of economic, social and environmental changes.” He added. “Therefore, disaster resilience, poverty eradication, social equity and environmental sustainability must all be part of a unified agenda. With these major initiatives, insurers are showing long-terms vision and an agenda of solutions.”
“The platform will allow insurers to commit to concrete actions on risk management, insurance products, investments, partnerships and disclosure frameworks that support disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation, financial inclusion, green investment and accountability and transparency.” Extract from United Nation Report June 2015
Equality is about ‘creating a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. It’s good that we are different “Vive la difference”! By eliminating prejudice and discrimination we can achieve an industry that is fair and diverse and plays a role in creating a society that is healthier and happier. The Panel will consider diversity from a number of angles including geographic, religion, culture and gender.