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Surviving the Storm:

Have you identified your organization’s climate-related risks and opportunities over the short, medium, and long term?

Climate change has rapidly moved from a purely theoretical discussion to very real extreme weather events and chronic climate impacts affecting nearly every corner of our planet. The insurance industry has responded to this crisis as a matter of necessity in a number of ways, including reduction of capacity in higher risk areas. As a result, businesses have had to assume greater portions of their exposure, and resiliency and adaptation to the effects of global warming have become more critical. At the same time, governments in multiple jurisdictions have begun to mandate certain businesses’ reporting on climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions. Risk managers therefore may be called upon not only to manage the increased risks of climate change but to provide reportable data to their compliance and enterprise risk management teams regarding exposures and strategies to mitigate.

This course is approved by the Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner for 1 hour of CE credit. (CE Course Number: 630002)


  • RIMS WA Chapter Members: no charge
  • Non-Members: $15.00

Are you unsure if you are a member of the RIMS WA Chapter or want to become one? Please reach out to: [email protected]

David Edsey – Climate Director, VP

Zurich North America

David Edsey is Zurich North America's Climate Director, responsible for identifying and developing insurance products and service solutions to address climate change mitigation and adaptation and providing thought leadership on climate change risk, mitigation and resiliency strategies. David has been with Zurich for 16 years, recently as Product Manager on the Property Technical Underwriting Team and prior to that as Senior Coverage Counsel with ZNA’s Claims Legal group. Prior to joining Zurich, David worked for over a dozen years as a litigator and coverage counsel at several Chicago area law firms representing the insurance industry.