DEI - Are we all on the same page yet?
Post-pandemic, many companies have repurposed their business models to gain competitive advantage in a world that is the “new normal” – but have companies fully recognised that diversity of thought, empathy towards equity and an inclusive culture are likely to be essential in their quest for that ‘advantage’ ? Airmic has selected a panel of wide-ranging industry experience to discuss thought provoking issues around DEI and its impact on ESG goals.
The Keynote Debate: We live in interesting times - how will we cope with increasing turbulence?
Over fifty years ago Robert Kennedy said: “like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty, but they are also the most creative”. Today, the world is increasingly turbulent and moving at breath-taking velocity. This creates new challenges, new and different risks, and often in parallel, new opportunities.
Increasingly, organisations are forced to deal with wide-scale and often multiple and concurrent crises in real time – including mega-trend climate related disasters, high numbers of worker resignations compounded by a need for the right talent, record breaking data breaches, supply chain fragilities, the rising cost of living, and geopolitical instability at the highest level since the Second World War.
As a result, risk professionals are increasingly relied on to help chart a course through a landscape of enterprise-level challenges that were often not on the radar at the beginning of the year. Aside from turning the word “unprecedented” into a cliché, the escalating speed of new, different, and emerging risks is changing all aspects of risk and insurance. The need for better data, more forward-looking controls, and an emphasis on predict and prevent insurance solutions, is greater than ever.
Our panel will address managing risk and insurance in this context – they won’t have all the answers, but they will share their insight on the way forward. Moderated by Julia Graham, Airmic CEO