From Zurich North America Head of Corporate Sustainability Ben Harper Zurich North America applauds the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ diligent work over the last year that resulted in yesterday’s publication of “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, ...
July 1, 2020zurich
As originally published in Business Insurance Magazine here. We must act. This is the plea we are hearing from our streets. It’s the realization we hear in our own heads during quiet moments of self-reflection. And it’s the refrain we are starting to hear from some corporate C-suites that are coming to ...
June 25, 2020zurich
Zurich North America’s Government Affairs team shares an update on key provisions of the 2020 COVID-19 economic stimulus package. Zurich North America’s Government Affairs team has been working with the Trump Administration and Congress on solutions that will benefit the overall economy and strengthen the insurance industry as we all work ...
April 20, 2020zurich
Every day our nation depends on our farmers and ranchers to provide a safe, affordable and abundant food supply in good times and in bad. That is especially true during these challenging times in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Thankfully, that faith is well-placed. Despite gaps on shelves at ...
March 23, 2020zurich
Taking advantage of the launch of California Fires: Building Resilience From the Ashes, Adam Kerns and Lynne Grinsell of Zurich’s State Government & Industry Affair’s team set out on a roadshow that engaged policymakers and regulators alike in the efforts we can take to make our communities more resilient ...
March 16, 2020zurich
The World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Risks Report makes clear that the interconnected risks of climate change are on the minds of business leaders as never before. Like so many citizens around the world, business leaders are becoming increasingly worried about trends they see accelerating in the global environment. From severe ...
February 13, 2020zurich
On December 20, 2019, after weeks of negotiations and debate, President Donald Trump signed into law omnibus legislation funding the government through next fall. Tucked away in the voluminous bill was four short paragraphs reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program for seven years. The Program, colloquially known as TRIA, is ...
January 17, 2020zurich
Last month, the House voted to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which is set to expire on December 31, 2020. The bill also passed out of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and will head to the Senate floor for a full body vote before the ...
December 3, 2019zurich
Zurich North America recently hosted policymakers, industry experts, and other stakeholders on Capitol Hill for a discussion on the value of innovative educational options like apprenticeships. The Gallatin Forum event with the American Swiss Foundation, hosted by Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01), featured one of Zurich’s very own Construction Property Underwriter ...
November 19, 2019zurich
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and recently I had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion in Washington, DC with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the topic. The focus of the conversation was preparing businesses for and protecting them from potential cyber events. Our objective was to highlight the ...
October 24, 2019zurich