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The IDF is a public/private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by international organisations. The IDF was first announced at the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) Paris Climate summit in 2015 and was officially launched by leaders of the United Nations, the World Bank and the insurance industry in 2016.

Perspectives

  • "Tokio Marine always aspires to be a Good Company and this is totally aligned with playing a leading role in the global effort to provide financial protection to underserved disaster-prone communities.

    With its network of experts across governmental agencies and the private sector, the IDF has the potential to deliver practical solutions to these fragile areas. We are delighted to participate."

    Ian Brimecome, Senior Managing Executive Officer, VICE CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR, TOKIO MARINE HOLDINGS
  • "It is the people in developing and emerging countries who suffer most from the catastrophic impacts of natural disasters on their livelihoods. We are happy to have joined the IDF in order to initiate public-private partnerships with governments, multilateral organizations and insurers so that we can foster insurance take-up in vulnerable countries. This adaptation to climate change will benefit society as a whole."

    Torsten Jeworrek, Member of the Board of Management, MUNICH RE
  • "UNDP Co-Chairs the Insurance Development Forum because we believe that insurance can be a powerful tool in changing the opportunities and lives of millions of people. More than 90% of the economic costs of disasters are currently uninsured in the developing world, meaning that when disaster strikes, millions of people lose their jobs and their homes with no compensation and no chance to rebuild their lives. Closing this “protection gap” would help ensure that hard won progress is truly sustainable in the long run."

    Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP
  • "The dynamic is elegant and simple: without insurance, there’s no investment, there’s no innovation, and there’s no growth. It’s hard to find an industry more global or more beneficial to society."

    Daniel Glaser, President & CEO, MARSH & MCLENNAN COMPANIES
  • "Aon is extremely proud to be associated with the Insurance Development Forum. The IDF’s important work of utilizing insurance and risk management capabilities to build greater resilience and protection for people, communities, businesses, and public institutions that are vulnerable to disasters and their associated economic shocks, aligns to Aon’s own aims and initiatives. This work is key to ensuring society at large has a risk-informed and sustainable future and that the insurance industry is working collaboratively to such an objective."

    Eric Andersen, President, AON
  • "The Insurance Development Forum is a unique and unprecedented public-private partnership driving critical collaboration between industry leaders and key international bodies on insurance and international development to achieve the UN development goals. I am honoured to lead this important institution in leveraging the insurance industry's extensive expertise for real impact."

    DENIS DUVERNE, 
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AXA
  • "The Co-operators has supported the development of community based micro-insurance solutions in the developing world for decades. The IDF project has brought together a powerful partnership that has accelerated this work and will more rapidly close the protection gap for those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change."

    Rob Wesseling, President and CEO, THE CO-OPERATORS GROUP

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the number of poor and vulnerable people the InsuResilience Global Partnership Vision 2025 aims to cover against climate and disaster shocks by pre-arranged risk finance and insurance mechanisms. The IDF is a key partner and contributor towards this vision

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the number of countries the IDF-UNDP-BMZ Tripartite Agreement aims to assist with sovereign disaster risk financing tools and strategies by 2025

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the amount of underwriting risk capacity pledged by the insurance industry to tackle climate and disaster risks

Perspectives

  • "Tokio Marine always aspires to be a Good Company and this is totally aligned with playing a leading role in the global effort to provide financial protection to underserved disaster-prone communities.

    With its network of experts across governmental agencies and the private sector, the IDF has the potential to deliver practical solutions to these fragile areas. We are delighted to participate."

    Ian Brimecome, Senior Managing Executive Officer, VICE CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR, TOKIO MARINE HOLDINGS
  • "It is the people in developing and emerging countries who suffer most from the catastrophic impacts of natural disasters on their livelihoods. We are happy to have joined the IDF in order to initiate public-private partnerships with governments, multilateral organizations and insurers so that we can foster insurance take-up in vulnerable countries. This adaptation to climate change will benefit society as a whole."

    Torsten Jeworrek, Member of the Board of Management, MUNICH RE
  • "UNDP Co-Chairs the Insurance Development Forum because we believe that insurance can be a powerful tool in changing the opportunities and lives of millions of people. More than 90% of the economic costs of disasters are currently uninsured in the developing world, meaning that when disaster strikes, millions of people lose their jobs and their homes with no compensation and no chance to rebuild their lives. Closing this “protection gap” would help ensure that hard won progress is truly sustainable in the long run."

    Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP
  • "The dynamic is elegant and simple: without insurance, there’s no investment, there’s no innovation, and there’s no growth. It’s hard to find an industry more global or more beneficial to society."

    Daniel Glaser, President & CEO, MARSH & MCLENNAN COMPANIES
  • "Aon is extremely proud to be associated with the Insurance Development Forum. The IDF’s important work of utilizing insurance and risk management capabilities to build greater resilience and protection for people, communities, businesses, and public institutions that are vulnerable to disasters and their associated economic shocks, aligns to Aon’s own aims and initiatives. This work is key to ensuring society at large has a risk-informed and sustainable future and that the insurance industry is working collaboratively to such an objective."

    Eric Andersen, President, AON
  • "The Insurance Development Forum is a unique and unprecedented public-private partnership driving critical collaboration between industry leaders and key international bodies on insurance and international development to achieve the UN development goals. I am honoured to lead this important institution in leveraging the insurance industry's extensive expertise for real impact."

    DENIS DUVERNE, 
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AXA
  • "The Co-operators has supported the development of community based micro-insurance solutions in the developing world for decades. The IDF project has brought together a powerful partnership that has accelerated this work and will more rapidly close the protection gap for those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change."

    Rob Wesseling, President and CEO, THE CO-OPERATORS GROUP

View all our members' perspectives