Webinar: Building resilient businesses and communities in the time of COVID-19

Webinar: Building resilient businesses and communities in the time of COVID-19

On May 14 the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I), co-hosted a
webinar with ResilientH20 Partners that focused on managing
extreme weather events in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists discussed
the changing role of stakeholders across the private sector, governments and
non-profit/NGOs.  

The panelists drew from their backgrounds across government, business and insurance to discuss the immediate challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the downturn in the economy, and near-term flood and storm threats. 

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.

Co-hosts:

  • Dr. Michel Léonard,
    Vice President & Senior Economist, Triple-I
  • Richard Seline,
    Managing Director, ResilientH20 Partners

Panelists:

  • Dr. Daniel Kaniewski,
    Managing Director, Public Sector Innovation, Marsh & McLennan
  • Jeff Moseley, CEO,
    Texas Association of Business
  • Katie Sabo, State and
    Local Leader, Managing Director, Public Sector Partnership, Aon

Moderator:

  • Chris Tomlinson,
    Business Columnist, Houston Chronicle

Some of the key
takeaways include:

  • Having
    a business continuity plan is a must-have for any business
  • Flooding
    can occur anywhere (not just high-risk zones) – so getting flood
    insurance
    is crucial
  • In
    the midst of the pandemic, we can’t lose sight of the importance of investing
    in mitigation and resilience, which will help on a material level post-event
  • The
    COVID-19 crisis is putting unprecedented pressure on local governments – if private
    investors have ideas for disaster mitigation, especially ones where return on
    investment can be shown – now is the time to bring them, and they will be heard
  • Insurers
    are and will be playing bigger roles in partnering with local governments to
    build public/private solutions to disaster resilience

This
webinar is the first in a new series of thought leadership sessions that aims
to be a catalyst for public-private-partnerships focused on enhancing
pre-disaster risk mitigation at each step of the resilience value-chain, from
financing to development, management, technology selection and
crisis-management.

The Atlantic
hurricane season starts on Monday, June 1, but could get an early start this weekend with Tropical Storm Arthur.

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