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As part of the Airmic Leadership Group series, Airmic held a roundtable on 27 January 2021 in partnership with Allianz, and supported by Herbert Smith Freehills, to evaluate what businesses need to address and be aware of with regard to environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues.
Michael Bruch (Global Head of ESG, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)) gave an overview of the Allianz Group’s approach to ESG and how that is applied across the group pillars of underwriting and investment. Shanil Williams (Head of Financial Lines, AGCS) spoke about how Allianz integrates ESG principles in its underwriting, with director and officer (D&O) liability as a focus for discussion, while Nina Hodzic (ESG Integration Manager, Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI)) spoke about AllianzGI’s sustainable investment journey. Finally, Silke Goldberg (Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills) gave an overview of the regulatory and legal landscape on ESG issues. The session was moderated by Stefania Davi-Greer (Regional Head of Financial Lines, Regional Unit London & Nordics, AGCS).