Environmental, social and governance risks (ESG) are increasing and insurers are keenly aware of the need to address their impacts. Climate change is widely accepted as one of the key contributors to increasingly severe weather patterns around the globe. From the unusually high temperatures across Europe to the growing number of wildfires and severe storms in the U.S., insurers are seeing an increase in climate-related litigation and other risks. As insurers seek to reduce their carbon footprint and legal and coverage exposures, it will be important for the industry to take a more holistic approach to address these threats.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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