This week we are reading : Disaster Insurance Reimagined : Protection in a Time of Increasing Risk.

Published on Mon, 06/11/2023 - 13:14

As natural disasters increase in frequency around the globe leaving countries struggling to respond to the resulting devastation, leading academics launched their topical new bookDisaster Insurance Reimagined: Protection in a Time of Increasing Risk, at a special event hosted by Guy Carpenter.

Written by Professor Paula Jarzabkowski (University of Queensland and Bayes Business School), Dr. Konstantinos Chalkias (Birkbeck, University of London), Dr. Eugenia Cacciatori (Bayes Business School), and Dr. Rebecca Bednarek (Victoria University Wellington), this open-access text explores the complexities of the disaster insurance system and suggests creative solutions for building more sustainable social protection in the future.

Aimed at industry professionals and the general public, the book moves beyond individual case studies to analyse the broader themes of how knowledge, control, and responsibility affect the insurability of disaster risk. In particular, it explores the growing role and importance of 'Protection Gap Entities' (PGEs), not-for-profit entities providing insurance protection that would otherwise be unaffordable or unavailable within a purely private sector context.