His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales will deliver a keynote address tonight in London on disaster resilience at an event organised in conjunction with the International Insurance Society’s annual conference.
The speech will be made at the United Nations Financial & Private Sector Disaster Resilience Global Summit, which is being held in conjunction with the IIS 50th Annual Seminar. The Summit is co-hosted by the IIS, Willis Group and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Prince of Wales, who is an active proponent of an inclusive, sustainable and resilient society, will address a delegation of industry leaders, recognising the significant role that the private sector has to play in improving disaster resilience.
“The compelling address by His Royal Highness at today's Summit shows how next year's Hyogo Framework will enable finance, insurance and wider business sectors to prioritise the necessary resilience to natural disasters and increasing climate risk and save millions in lives, livelihoods and assets in the decades ahead,” said Rowan Douglas, chief executive officer (CEO), capital, science & policy practice, Willis Group, and Chairman Willis Research Network.
Michael Morrissey, IIS President and CEO, said: “We are deeply honored that His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, a man who has a deep concern about the impact of natural disasters on the loss of lives and property, and a keen understanding of the positive role the insurance industry plays in mitigating these losses, will address our delegation of distinguished insurance leaders from around the world, representing all sectors of the industry.”
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