Howden Group to Present a Workshop at the World Climate Summit 2021

Organised by World Climate Foundation, World Climate Summit is recognised as one of the most important official side events of COP26. It is the leading forum for business and investment-driven solutions to climate change, acknowledging the essential importance of collaboration and the “bottom-up” perspective in solving climate change. 

Howden Group will host a panel discussion at the World Climate Summit on November 8th 2021 at 10 – 11AM (UK time). Lord Grimstone is due to open the session Unlocking private capital for social good: the role of insurance and capital markets in addressing the disaster relief funding gap. 

In 2020, the funding gap for the humanitarian response to global disasters reached almost $20bn. As the frequency and severity of climate-related disasters continue to increase, this gap is expected to widen. Traditional forms of disaster relief financing simply cannot keep pace.  

This panel brings together experts from the public, private and charity sectors to discuss how creating markets for private capital to fund disaster relief projects could see more funds reaching those who need it, and faster than ever before. 


Opening remarks by Lord Grimstone – Minister of State

Daniel Stander –Deputy Chair of the Board, Resilient Cities Network

Adam Bornstein – Innovative Finance & Systems Change, Danish Red Cross

Dr Ana Gonzalez Pelaez – Fellow, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Julian Richardson – CEO, Parhelion Underwriting

David Howden – CEO, Howden Group