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One big thing: Next week in New York, businesses, governments and NGOs from around the world gather for New York Climate Week to chart the course of the climate transition - and Aon will lead events across a range of industries. By connecting capital to risk, bringing modelling and analytics to bear and helping clients address their climate challenges, Aon supports economic opportunities and new growth.
- By convening this ecosystem, Aon will further innovation and growth to address the physical risks of climate, the voluntary carbon market, financing the energy transition and sustainable supply chains and agriculture.
- Aon will host four discussions: Unlocking Capital with Physical Risk Analytics; Building a Deep, Vibrant and Reliable Carbon Market Ecosystem; Energy Transition is Inevitable, Channeling Risk Finance to Make it Growth Oriented and Sustainable; and From Supply Chain to Supply Shed: A New Model for Regenerative Agriculture.
- New York Climate Week is the largest annual climate event of its kind, bringing together over 400 events across the City of New York. Each year, business leaders, political change makers, local decision makers and civil society representatives gather to drive the transition, speed up progress and champion change that is already happening.
- Learn more about Aon’s insights and solutions related to climate and sustainability here.
Zoom out: Aon’s 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Impact Report demonstrates how we operate our firm and the market-leading solutions we deliver to meet our clients’ growing needs. Additional highlights from our Aon United strategy that drive better solutions and better outcomes for our clients and our firm include:
- Aon, along with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and the Center for Disaster Protection (CDP), have developed the InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF), which supports the Disaster Response Emergency Fund’s (DREF) ability to respond to natural disasters. The fund offers an insurance backstop to provide financial support to the DREF for natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, wildfires, droughts and hurricanes around the world. Read more here.
- As part of Aon’s commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the firm has set a near-term science-based emissions reduction target, which has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The approval means that Aon’s targets are consistent with a global goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C by 2032. Read more here.
- Aon’s President, Eric Andersen, testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee to discuss the role insurance can play in mitigating climate risk. Read more here.
- The firm launched a new climate innovation hub in Singapore, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, that will help Aon’s clients around the world navigate environmental risks and opportunities. Learn more.