COP27: Race to resilience

Jesper Brodin, CEO Ingka Group (IKEA) and Christian Mumenthaler, CEO Swiss Re Group highlight their messages before COP27 in the #RaceToResilience.

Read the Alliance policy letter: We're in this together

The global impact on food and energy prices, notably due to the war in Ukraine, continues to hurt households, businesses, and economies worldwide. The crisis is a stark reminder of the fragile nature of the current energy and food system.

Leaders at COP27 have the chance to make this conference a historic turning point towards a cleaner, more affordable, and secure energy and food system. We therefore welcome the hosting of COP27 by Egypt and the African leadership on climate action, adaptation, resilience and a just transition.

Our desire is to work side-by-side with governments to scale up public-private efforts in the push to net-zero. At COP27 there is an opportunity to make that move from pledges to action as world leaders, government officials and representatives of the NGO community all gather to accelerate action on climate. Swiss Re is a part of this massive effort through its co-chair of the WEF Alliance CEO Climate Leaders and by pursuing its mission to help build societal resilience.

Next stop: Naples

Antonio Grasso, entrepreneur, technologist & author shares his view on the power of digitalisation in risk prevention and mitigation. Hear how technology can help citizens to act proactively in the transition to a more resilient world, and what his hopes are for a more collective approach to leadership at COP27.

Milan at Pirelli

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions client Pirelli is celebrating its 150 year anniversary. We hear from Head Sustainability Matteo Battaini and Head Micromobility Solutions Francesco Bruno on the ongoing work at Pirelli to transition to a greener future.

Climate Resilience in Uganda

Munya Daka joins us in Zurich to tell Mario Wilhelm, Head Swiss Re Public Sector Solutions Middle East and Africa about a partnership that helped build climate resilience for 250,000 farmers in Uganda.

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