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Business leaders – the voices of transition and resilience

Today’s risk landscape is more complex than it has ever been before.

We are faced by existential threats like climate change, energy security and the transition to a low-carbon economy, and as a result, those leading the private sector are being challenged to work at pace and build resilience across their operations.

Our new video series, Business leaders – the voices of transition and resilience gives you a seat at the table, to join a conversation around the future of risk, between leaders in the insurance industry, and leaders in the private sector who are tackling some of the greatest challenges of our time head on.

For our fifth conversation in the Business Leaders video series, we hear from John Neal, Lloyd's CEO and Tanya Steele, WWF UK CEO as they discuss nature and biodiversity loss, the vital importance of protection and restoration and the role of insurance and finance to mobilise solutions and investment that can help build healthier, more resilient ecosystems.

As Tanya states in the video: "there is no viable pathway to a 1.5 degrees world, a world in which we attempt to reduce the impacts of warming, unless we have more nature on the planet than we do today".

Octopus are a business with a laser focus on powering the world's transition to renewable energy. Their rapid growth story and entrepreneurial approach to energy generation make for a fascinating story.

Episode four saw John Neal, Lloyd's CEO sit down with Octopus Energy's CEO, Greg Jackson at COP28 in Dubai, to discuss the global transition to a low carbon economy and to explore the role financial services can play in its acceleration.

In our third episode of the Business leaders series, John Neal, Lloyd’s CEO speaks with Jennifer Jordan-Saifi, the CEO of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI). The pair discuss the power of private sector collaboration and the SMI’s crucially important mission of convening leading organisations from the private sector and industry, alongside governments, to innovate and accelerate the delivery of a just and sustainable transition.

In episode two, transforming agricultural food systems, we hear from Grant F. Reid, Chair of the Sustainable Markets Initiative Agribusiness Task Force and Former CEO of Mars Incorporated about a solutions-oriented approach to financing sustainable agriculture and regenerative farming.

For our opening episode, we are joined by John Neal, Lloyd’s CEO and Dominic Christian, Aon’s Global Chairman who recap the evolution of the risk landscape over the past 18 months, in an environment challenged by geopolitics, energy security and economic uncertainty.

Get the Expert's Take

Tune into this series of exclusive expert conversations on Systemic Risk, hosted by leading journalist, Anne McElvoy, of The Economist. Discussing the potential impacts of these widespread threats to national and global infrastructure, leading figures offer their insights into preparation and prevention.